For this session of Tactical Tuesdays we receive an Economic Update from Economist Paul Isely. Paul provides a look at the current state of the economy, an outlook for the next several quarters, and key markers to watch for in the coming years. We will explore trends in key industries, including automotive and furniture. For actionable take-aways, we’ll also address expectations for the future of remote work as well as what’s happening with commercial real estate office leases.
Featuring Guest Speaker, Paul Isely, Associate Dean and Professor of Economics for the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
Dr. Paul Isely is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Economics for the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He joined the GVSU faculty in 1995 after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. He also holds an M.S. in Economics from Purdue University and a dual B.S. in Physics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Isely’s research interests have led to many local articles and reports. These articles have explored West Michigan’s economy including forecasts of growth, the state of entrepreneurship, healthcare costs, environmental clean-up values, economic impacts of various activities, and the costs and benefits of wind power. These studies have resulted in him being interviewed extensively by TV, radio, and newspapers on the West Michigan economy and its relationship to the national and state economies.