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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. 


Wolverine Metal Stamping is Expanding

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wolverine Metal Stamping, headquartered in St. Joseph Charter Township provides stamping for the automotive, furniture, appliance and hardware industries, needed more space to accommodate the growing demand for their fabricating services. The Cornerstone Alliance Business Development Team worked with the 57-year-old company with locations in North Carolina more»