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Last Updated: 01/18/13

News Release

Chicago Fed Detroit Branch Introduces Michigan Economy Blog

CHICAGO- A business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch recently unveiled a new blog on the Michigan economy.


Author Paul Traub will discuss the performance of the economy and also offer analysis and information about manufacturing, the construction industry, labor markets, the services industry, and important public policy issues. He will also comment on the performance of the auto industry.


  In addition, the blog will also serve as a gateway to information about:


  • Community development and economic education initiatives at the Detroit Branch.
  • Meetings and conferences held at the Detroit Branch.
  • Postings from other Chicago Fed experts on a variety of economic topics.


Other contributors will include the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s William Testa, vice president, director of regional research; William Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor; David Oppedahl, business economist; Thomas Klier, senior economist; and Scott Brave, senior business economist, as well as the Detroit Branch’s Martin Lavelle, senior associate economist. 


The monthly blog postings will also include information on income, housing and the consumer issues, Traub explained.


“I’m confident readers will find something here that will help them understand Michigan’s complicated economy just a little better,” he said.


To read the blog, go to http://midwest.chicagofedblogs.org/archives/2013/01/intro_to_detroi.html

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