Local businesses are feeling winter’s impact

“I think people in Michigan are actually pretty hardy; we get through stuff like this,” said Patrick Anderson of Anderson Economic Group. “Yes, every once in a while, we lose a couple of days working and that hurts the employers and employees, but we’ll get through this.” Watch Here

After nine-year run, UAW profit-sharing routine takes a turn

“This time around, the uncertainty in the auto industry — and the fact that all three of these automakers have already announced some reductions — will trim that spending considerably,” said economist Patrick Anderson, CEO of the East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group. Read More

January: Cristina Benton’s commentary on the employment report

In the latest employment report, the unemployment rate ticked upward 0.1 percentage points to 4.0 percent in January. Despite the 35-day government shutdown, most federal employees were counted as employed during the period due to receiving pay during the January 12th survey week. The Latino unemployment rate edged up to 4.9 percent in January, while […]

Illinois Downstate Pension Fund Consolidation: Costs and Savings from Consolidating Police and Fire Pension Funds

In Illinois, retirement benefits are provided to police officers and firefighters through local pension funds. The funds are regulated by state law, and managed by local boards of trustees. As of the end of fiscal year 2017, there were 643 pension funds for police officers and firefighters in Illinois. Policymakers over the last several years […]

America’s Urban Campus: The Economic, Social, and Cultural Contribution of Chicago’s Colleges and Universities

America’s Urban Campus (AUC) is a consortium of all major colleges and universities in the city of Chicago, including at the time of this report 22 institutions spanning from City Colleges to the School of the Art Institute to the University of Chicago. AUC retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze and provide a report on […]

After layoff news, GM workers worry about their ‘next move’

Patrick Anderson, CEO of Anderson Economic Group, talks with PBS NewsHour about the recent decisions made by General Motors Watch Here

The Economic Benefits of the Grand River Waterway

 

Dredging would link downtown, Lake Michigan

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October: Cristina Benton’s monthly commentary on the employment report

 

Economic group proposes waterway from Lake Michigan to Grand Rapids

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