Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Dr. Jim Jacobs, a renown economist, delivered his annual address Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast in Chesterfield Township. Jacobs' speech, which was overall positive, noted that the county was expected to fare better in growth and recovery than the national economy in 2013. County officials, who attended the speech, reacted to the forecast with enthusiasm. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said Jacobs' points, such as strides in the housing market and labor force, are "encouraging to know." New Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Flynn said, "I think that community leaders and elected officials need to have cautious optimism and understand that our recovery is going to be steady but incremental." Commissioner Kathy Vosburg, who previously served…
Economist Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his annual Macomb County Economic Forecast Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
With strides in the auto industry, housing market and labor force, Macomb County is expected to fare better than the national economy in 2013, a renowned economist said Wednesday. Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast at Zuccaro’s Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield Township to a crowd of community movers and shakers. “This is a county that’s doing better than Michigan as a whole and even better than the U.S. in terms of our economic recovery,” said Jacobs, economist and president of Macomb Community College. Approximately 6,000 jobs were created in the past year, with MCC placing about 1,000 workers in the county. General Motors' expansion of the Tech Center meant 1,500 I.T. hires and Chrysler's …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Take a look at highlights from the Macomb County Economic Forecast.
President of Macomb Community College, PhD. Jim Jacobs presented the Macomb County Economic Forecast Thursday at Zuccaro's Banquet & Catering in Chesterfield. Take a look at Patch.com's live blog and let us know in the survey if you share Dr. Jacobs' optimism. Stay tuned for a full report.