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Economy

Job growth is expected in West Michigan, but Detroit will have higher wages

Downtown Grand Rapids
Steven Depolo
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Grand Rapids is one of the cities expected to see a lot of job growth, along with Traverse City and Ann Arbor.

The data and numbers crunchers have been working away, trying to peer into the future to figure out what lies ahead for Michigan over the next 10 years in terms of jobs and pay.

And the verdict: Michigan's economic axis is tilting west.

Rick Haglund's recent story for Bridge Magazine is headlined: "Future job growth favors West Michigan."

And Don Grimes is with the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy at the University of Michigan.

They both joined us today to discuss the issue.

Listen to the full interview above.

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