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Old 04-05-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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I cannot believe that nobody has reported on the greater than expected job growth happening in Michigan and predicted for the rest of the year. I said about a year ago that Michigan had hit bottom and that in the next decade would be one of the top states to be in for jobs and opportunity, assuming that the national economy does not collapse first. Michigan is like Ford Stock when it was down to about 2 dollars and share. Buy low sell high. Now is the time to buy into the state.....really.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I almost did, but I got busy and forgot to do it!

Might be fun to discuss some good news on the forum today:
Surge in Michigan job growth a surprise | Detroit Free Press | freep.com (http://www.freep.com/article/20110405/BUSINESS06/104050398/Surge-job-growth-surprise?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE - broken link)
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I have been!

//www.city-data.com/forum/michi...s-improve.html

The local papers are just starting to get around to crunching the numbers (laggards).

Surge in Michigan job growth a surprise | Detroit Free Press | freep.com (http://www.freep.com/article/20110405/BUSINESS06/104050398/0/ENT07/Surge-job-growth-surprise?odyssey=nav|head - broken link)
University of Michigan data predict 64,600 new jobs in state this year - Crain's Detroit Business - Detroit News and Information
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I have been!

//www.city-data.com/forum/michi...s-improve.html

The local papers are just starting to get around to crunching the numbers (laggards).

Surge in Michigan job growth a surprise | Detroit Free Press | freep.com (http://www.freep.com/article/20110405/BUSINESS06/104050398/0/ENT07/Surge-job-growth-surprise?odyssey=nav|head - broken link)
University of Michigan data predict 64,600 new jobs in state this year - Crain's Detroit Business - Detroit News and Information
LG Chem is opening their new battery facility in Holland soon, and needs 200 people this Spring: LG Chem plans to hire for 200 positions this spring at local job fairs - Holland, MI - The Holland Sentinel

Farmers Insurance is set to open a 340,000 sf call center South of Grand Rapids. and also has been having jobs fairs every month for a while now (they need 1600 people). They had a multi-page insert in the GR Press a few weeks ago practically begging for people.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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They just started the ground breaking on one of the states largest water park/hotels in Mt. Pleasant to be opened in 2012 Also read "I.E Effects" ...a special effects company based in LA...just opened a studio in TC. Said if incentives stay competitive they could add hundreds of jobs. More important...these jobs will be technology based and geared towards keeping some young talent in the area.
There was also this story of the guy who wants to start an indoor shrimp farm here in Michigan.
Indoor shrimp farming could grow into big Michigan industry | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

Ive never given up on this state, and everything points to a huge Michigan comeback....thats a fact.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: In my house
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This isn't good news...IT'S GREAT NEWS,the people here finally getting a break,wonder how they'll feel when Michigan gets into the top 10 and the people who kept kicking Michigan when it was down,will they eat crow,if they do i got a chaser for them...it's called bells beer
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I know it's small potatoes but I read that Dominos Pizza was looking to hire people at five different Flint locations because they were expanding....hey I figure if people in Flint can afford to have more pizza delivered it's got to be a good sign!
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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I know it's small potatoes but I read that Dominos Pizza was looking to hire people at five different Flint locations because they were expanding....hey I figure if people in Flint can afford to have more pizza delivered it's got to be a good sign!
Some of those were management...like $55,000 a year!
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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It's great that there are any jobs popping up, but let's not forget that Michigan fell so far to the bottom that even hyper job growth would take years for us to get back to where we were a few years ago, let alone to a place where there is an abundance of jobs.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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It's great that there are any jobs popping up, but let's not forget that Michigan fell so far to the bottom that even hyper job growth would take years for us to get back to where we were a few years ago, let alone to a place where there is an abundance of jobs.
I think everyone probably knows that. But as the patient is making tremendous strides toward recovery, it might not the time to bring up that they were involved in a horrendous accident.
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