Tag: economy

an empty classroom with chairs stacked on desks

November 1, 2021

A shortage of substitutes is straining teachers as COVID prompts reconsideration of work-life balance.

Nighttime view of the Radisson Hotel in Kalamazoo

September 13, 2021

After over a year of pandemic, people were eager for travel. That fueled the highest level of hotel stays in Kzoo history.

a sign on a restaurant door says "to-go orders only"

June 24, 2021

A survey of Michigan businesses shows most survived the pandemic.

the side window of a restaurant showing empty tables and chairs inside

June 22, 2021

Experts say one in six restaurants closed down for good during the pandemic. But reopening comes with its own uncertainty.

a sign on a restaurant door says "to-go orders only"

February 22, 2021

Research by the W.E. Upjohn Institute shows jobs bounce back after pandemic restrictions.

a sign in a window reads "We cannot wait to see you again. Stay safe."

January 22, 2021

Jobs numbers from December show huge number of restaurant workers were laid off in the wake of state shutdown orders.

a sign for Pfizer Global Supply

January 6, 2021

Once identified as suffering from “brain drain,” Kalamazoo is getting a lift from its newfound vaccine fame.

a sign reads "dream home this way"

December 30, 2020

Home sales have shot up as people look for more space to self-isolate in.

a lit sign for the Kalamazoo State Theatre

December 23, 2020

Concert halls and other live performance venues have been among the hardest hit businesses during the pandemic. New state aid is throwing them a lifeline.

a girl peers through blinds

December 22, 2020

A survey of families shows significant economic and emotional distress affecting children during the pandemic.