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See which Michigan regions are growing the fastest

While the Detroit region is beginning to emerge from recession, the Grand Rapids, Monroe and Benton Harbor areas posted strong GDP gains in 2013.

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Michigan’s economic comeback promising, but incomplete

Amid promising signs of growth, Michigan still has not reached its peak GDP from a decade ago.

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Grand Rapids growth invites civic pride

The Grand Rapids region is strong in virtually every economic sector, and is the closest of any Michigan region to returning to pre-recession levels.

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Lansing and Ann Arbor staging a battle of economic might

The Lansing and Ann Arbor regions are closely matched in GDP. Ann Arbor is just ahead in 2013. But will it last?

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Recovering Detroit region still drives the state

The Detroit region, digging out from a tough decade, still wields manufacturing might. But its future may well hinge on health care.

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The economies of Michigan: Ann Arbor

Region endures sluggish 2013 No regional economy in the state relies as heavily on government spending, which has been up over the past decade but fell in 2013. Click on a sector to add it to the chart below.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars. […]

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The economies of Michigan: Flint

Manufacturing drops after mild recovery No region saw a bigger drop in heavy industry than Flint during the recession and it declined again in 2013. Click on a sector to add it to the chart below.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars. Rank, 2013Sector 1Manufacturing […]

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The economies of Michigan: Jackson

Heavy industry continues rise The Jackson region saw one of the largest single-year increases in GDP, propelled in large part by a surging manufacturing sector. Click on a sector to add it to the chart below.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars. Rank, 2013Sector 1Manufacturing […]

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The economies of Michigan: Bay City

Region hampered by declines in industry Long-term losses in manufacturing and government have been partially overcome by increases elsewhere, including education and health industries. Click on a sector to add it to the chart below.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars. Rank, 2013Sector 1Manufacturing 2Government […]

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The economies of Michigan: Battle Creek

Manufacturing gains continue With nearly a third of the local economy tied to manufacturing, Battle Creek saw tepid growth in 2013, though it’s heavy industry has nearly fully recovered from the recession. Click on a sector to add it to the chart […]

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The economies of Michigan: Kalamazoo

Finance, insurance give economy boost Once a distant second to the manufacturing sector, the finance and insurance sector has surged in recent years to provide nearly as much economic heft as heavy industry. Click on a sector to add it to the […]

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The economies of Michigan: Lansing

Finance and insurance sector continues rise With the government sector in steady decline, the finance and insurance sector has grown steadily to top the region’s economy. Click on a sector to add it to the chart.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars Rank, 2013Sector 1Finance, […]

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The economies of Michigan: Midland

Stuck in neutral With manufacturing output up only slightly, the region’s economy was the only one in Michigan not to grow in 2013. Click on a sector to add it to the chart.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars Rank, 2013Sector 1Manufacturing 2Professional, business services […]

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The economies of Michigan: Monroe

Towers power growth A strong shot of business in heavy industry, helped by a company that builds towers for wind turbines, has helped the region record the largest single-year economic gain in the state. Click on a sector to add it to […]

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The economies of Michigan: Muskegon

Region sees boom in manufacturing A steady four-year climb in heavy industry economic output has propelled the region’s above-average growth. Click on a sector to add it to the chart.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars Rank, 2013Sector 1Manufacturing 2Finance, insurance 3Government 4Retail trade 5Construction […]

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The economies of Michigan: Niles-Benton Harbor

Manufacturing boosts economy Helped by heavy industry, the region saw one of the largest single-year increases in GDP. Click on a sector to add it to the chart.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars Rank, 2013Sector 1Manufacturing 2Government 3Finance, insurance 4Education, health services 5Professional and […]

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The economies of Michigan: Saginaw

Still waiting on recovery Though region has seen growth in its biggest sector, manufacturing, its still not recovered from pre-recession economic levels Click on a sector to add it to the chart.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars Rank, 2013Sector 1Manufacturing 2Education, health services 3Finance, […]

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The economies of Michigan: Detroit

Region enjoys modest, broad-based growth Four of the region’s largest sectors have seen growth over last three years after the historic decline bottomed out in 2009. Click on a sector to add it to the chart below.In inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars. Rank, 2013Sector […]

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