A Cycle of Change: A brief profile of the Automotive Industry in West Michigan, 2007 - 2010
Narrative: This exploratory study investigates the impact of the recent recession on West Michigan autoworkers, their families, and their communities. A Cycle of Change describes the impact of the auto industry sector contraction on the West Michigan community, presents descriptive data about West Michigan autoworkers, and explains how the West Michigan region is positioned to face recovery. While the auto industry’s struggles have had far-reaching consequences for the state of Michigan, this report focuses on the effects of the automotive industry contraction on Grand Rapids and the surrounding counties. We conclude by highlighting the projected future of West Michigan’s automotive industry, along with predictions about the coming recovery.
Description: This study investigates how the recent recession has impacted the automotive industry in West Michigan. The report includes data and analysis on the current state of the auto industry, as well as predictions about the coming recovery.
Timeframe: 1/1/2007 to 7/31/2010
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Michigan Department of Energy Labor and Economic Growth
Author: CRI--Community Research Institute
Data Provider: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Michigan Department of Energy Labor and Economic Growth
Original release date: 9/1/2010
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