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Dwight Bowman Investor Highlight - December, 2014

Published Monday, December 15, 2014

“All of us should be part of helping improve the economic performance of Michigan's Great Southwest as we work to transform our competitive landscape."


Niles-Benton Harbor MSA Reports Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2005

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014

October jobless rates declined seasonally in Southwest Michigan labor markets. Niles-Benton Harbor reporting 5.4% unemployment rate.


Chris Cook Investor Highlight - November, 2014

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014

“I feel that supporting the economic development work that Cornerstone Alliance does is something that all of us should be doing."


Berrien County Among Fastest Growing Regions in Michigan

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Berrien County among one of the fastest growing regions in Michigan.  Niles-Benton Harbor MSA had a 4.5% increased in GDP in 2013.


Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance Helps Entrepreneurs Launch Start-Ups

Published Monday, November 3, 2014

The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance works with entrpreneurs and existing small businesses to launch and grow. 


September 2014 Labor Market Analysis for Southwest Michigan

Published Friday, October 24, 2014

According to Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Southwest Michigan continues to record lower jobless rates in September than adjusted statewide rate of 6.7%.


Michigan's Workers' Compensation Pure Premium Advisory Rate for WC Insurance Decreases 28% from 2011-2014

Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Workers' Compensation Agency recently announced the pure premium advisory rate for workers' compensation insurance will drop by an average of 6.5% in 2015. Based upon the latest comparison data, Michigan's cumulative pure premium decrease of 22.7% from 2011-2014 is the best in the Midwest and second best in the nation.  Interesting to note that the national average rose 10.8%. 


Michigan Ranked #1 In Availability of Skilled Labor

Published Monday, September 22, 2014

Just out!  Area Development Magazine has Michigan leading in the United States for available skilled labor.  Click here to learn more.