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SBAM, GR Area Chamber launch Jobs Insight project in west Michigan

May 12, 2012

The Michigan Small Business Jobs Insight project, designed to tally and report the growing number of small business jobs being filled in regions and industries across the state, was launched in Grand Rapids at a business roundtable event with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and local west Michigan business owners today.

“Small business-centered job growth is having a dramatic positive impact on our state’s economic recovery,” said Rob Fowler, President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). “It’s vitally important to document how small businesses are contributing to an improving jobs picture in Michigan.  We are excited to have this new tool that does just that – highlighting real jobs and real success stories across west Michigan and the entire state.”

“The Grand Rapids Chamber has a strategic focus not only on creating jobs but helping employers retain talent that helps drive business growth,” said Rick Baker, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Michigan Jobs Insight tool aligns with our mission to highlight new jobs from one to 500, sprouting up from businesses, old and new.” 

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