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2016 Economic Outlook

At the HBA Annual Meeting on January 8, 2016  Brian Pittelko, Upjohn Institute Regional Analyst, gave the members an overview of what we can expect for 2016 adn 2017.  He was kind enough to share his power point presentation with us for our members.  Click on the icon to view the presentation.

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Brian works with data such as the American Community Survey and Burning Glass Labor/Insight. Mr. Pittelko also writes for Business Outlook for West Michigan and gives presentations on local economic conditions in the area. He has contributed to community indicator reports and has worked on various projects for the early childhood education community in Kalamazoo.

Mr. Pittelko has been with the Upjohn Institute since 2008 and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a major in British history and with minors in political science and Japanese. He received his Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University in 2008, shortly after beginning as an intern at the Upjohn Institute. He previously worked at Growth and Justice, an organization that looks at economic issues in Minneapolis and St. Paul through the lens of balancing economic growth and social justice.