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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

May/June 2016 • Volume 22-NO. 3

Annual
visit
The legacy of the

Cadillac Area
Chamber of Commerce
Governor’s Breakfast

Business Magazine

Mission Statement

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is
a visible business leader that advocates and
drives business opportunities. Through business
alliances, we are a catalyst for our membership
and provide a persuasive regional voice
benefiting our communities.

Governor’s Breakfast is built
by relationships

2015/2016 Board of Directors
Kelly Smith, Executive Director
Baker College of Cadillac
Dave Cox, Vice Chair
Wexford Missaukee ISD
Trent Mulder, Treasurer
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC.
Kelly Cater, Past Executive Director
Rec Boat Holdings
Doug DeYoung,
Consumers Energy
Don Schepers,
Schepers Agency, Inc.
Kyle Hogg,
Dental Health Professionals
Melody Hurley,
Walmart Superstore
Stephen King,
Law Office of King & King
Tim Knaggs,
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance
Karl Marcusse,
PADNOS
Dan Minor,
Cadillac Castings, Inc.
Pete Stalker,
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Brian Williams,
Blue Heron Café & Bakery
CHAMBER STAFF
Bill Tencza, President
president@cadillac.org

Mike Acosta, Great Start Consultant
macosta@wmisd.org
Deb Gillies, Leadership Director/Accountant
leadership@cadillac.org
Amanda Hamilton, Administrative Assistant
info@cadillac.org

Paula Jasper, Director of Membership Services
membership@cadillac.org
Kent Wood, Director of Government Relations
kentw@tcchamber.org
Website:www.cadillac.org
Printer: Pleasant Graphics
Publisher: Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

The Cadillac Area Business Magazine is a publication of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce. The
Chamber reserves the right to edit or refuse articles
and advertisements submitted to the Cadillac Area
Business Magazine and reserves the right in its sole
discretion to accept or refuse inserts and other materials to be distributed through the publication.

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n this issue of the Cadillac Area Business
Magazine, we are dedicating content to
a long-standing program of the Cadillac
Area Chamber of Commerce, the Annual
Governor’s Breakfast.
By practice, we avoid significant emphasis on program content beyond a brief
capture, or to acknowledge sponsors and
volunteers in this publication. However,
factoring where the Governor’s Breakfast
started and how it has morphed into a
standing calendar must-do for a sitting
Governor is a remarkable story of getting a
lot of things right, mostly cued to collaboration, hard work and relationships.
I have been directly involved with three
Governor’s, spanning the Engler, Granhom
and Snyder administrations. I thought it
would be important to cite the overall legacy, some background and, most importantly, why the event matters for the region.
The 2016 Governor’s Breakfast did
not resemble the inaugural event with
Governor Milliken, a northern Michigan
native son. In 1976, the focus was to promote fall tourism and invite Governor
Milliken as part of October Fiesta events.
The Governor’s Breakfast has now
evolved into a spring calendar event with
the core purpose of gathering business and
high school seniors (regionally) through
collaboration and support to hear the sitting Governor provide a keynote speech.
The commonality, but the ultimate importance, is being on the radar of the sitting
Governor every single year and maintaining communication with the Office
of the Governor throughout the year.
Relationships matter. That approach has
worked with all three administrations that

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
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I have had direct involvement with and
has produced political opportunity with all
three by messaging Cadillac area matters.
Governor Snyder references this event,
the collaboration and other connectivity
throughout the state and beyond. If ever
a year, a Governor could have said no,
this would have been the year and that
was never factored by the administration. Governor Granholm loved the event,
advocated the importance of the breakfast
and continuation of attending by the next
Governor. That might be contrary to those
who do reflect that an initial turn down
(by administration staff) in year one of the
Granholm administration. That was quickly resolved and actually allowed us to move
the event from fall to the spring to continue the tradition and ultimately preferred
by the chamber.
The political reality is this, that when factoring a last term in elected office it is very
easy to say no to attending events every
year or ever attending again. We have been
fortunate.
Through staff dedication, phenomenal
volunteerism, great connection to area
schools, business and education collaboration and getting the event detail right,
the Chamber has earned the respect of
five administrations. As staff, we thank
our members, supporters, the education
community, volunteers and more, because
without any component, there would not
be prospect of a 40th Annual Governor’s
Breakfast in 2017.

Bill Tencza,
Chamber President

Silent Observer
celebrates 25 years!

Visionary Partners:

25 years of anything is a pretty big deal, but 25
years of an all-volunteer local community program designed to fight and reduce crime is a colossal deal. While similar organizations in communities throughout the US have come and gone, ours
sustained. It not only sustained; it thrived, grew
and kept up with the times.
No question the success and longevity of the
Cadillac Area Silent Observer (CASO) program is a reflection of the communities it serves.
The leaders and volunteers of these communities, who serve and support CASO, recognize
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. By their selfless giving of time, in-kind contributions and cash donations, they continue the legacy of the Cadillac Area Silent Observer.
This means safer and more viable neighborhoods for all of us to live, work and play.
25 years ago a group of citizens in Cadillac said “enough is enough”. Year after year they kept
that vision and now here we are having just achieved our quarter-century mark. What excites
and drives the board members today is the thrill of envisioning the next 25 years for CASO.
Together, we will be, “Standing Strong in Crime Prevention!”

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Leadership Partners:
AT&T
Belle Oakes Living Center Inc.
BorgWarner Thermal Systems
B&P Manufacturing
Cadillac Area Public Schools
Consumers Energy
DTE Energy
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance Agency
FIAMM Technologies LLC
Fifth Third Bank
ITC
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Michigan Rubber Products, Inc
Rexair LLC
Walmart Supercenter Store
Wexford-Missaukee ISD

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Thank you!

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our

39th Annual Governor’s Breakfast Sponsors
Sponsors

We would like to also acknowledge the following
for their support, talent, and volunteerism:
2016 Cadillac Leadership Class,
Cadillac Area Chamber Ambassadors,
Cadillac Armory, Cadillac Area Public Schools,
Cooley High School, Evergreen Resort, Family Fare
Market, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center,
and the Cadillac High School Band

9&10 News/Fox 32
Avon Automotive
Avon Protection Systems, Inc.
B&P Manufacturing
Baker College of Cadillac
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care
Network of Michigan
BorgWarner Thermal Systems
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
Cadillac Casting, Inc.
Cadillac News
Cadillac Tire Center
Chemical Bank
Consumers Energy
Don’s Auto Clinic-Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep
DTE Energy
FIAMM Technologies LLC
Law Offices of King & King

Fifth Third Bank
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
FirstMerit Bank
Fox Motors of Cadillac
Highpoint Cadillac GMC
Huntington
ITC
McCurdy, Wotila & Porteous PC
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital
Michigan Rubber Products, Inc.
Orrin A. Sprague Agency, Inc.
Piranha Hose Products, Inc.
Rec Boat Holdings, LLC
Four Winns®, Glastron® Scarab® Wellcraft®
Rexair LLC
Star Truck Rentals, Inc.
Wolverine Power Cooperative

Our sponsors make it possible for students from the Wexford-Missaukee
Intermediate School District to attend the breakfast.

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is the proud organizer of this annual program since 1976.

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39 and
counting

Annual Governor’s Breakfast continues local, Lansing connection
About the only thing from keeping the state’s governor from coming to the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Governor’s
breakfast is fog. Other than that, the sitting governor has attended the
governor’s breakfast for the past 39 years.
Even when fog prevented the governor from actually being in
Cadillac, then Governor John Engler answered questions from students during a confernce call at the event.
The event holds appeals to the governor’s office because it is a
chance to connect with business leaders as well as students in northern Michigan.
Every year Governor Rick Snyder has the opportunity to take ques-

tions from business leaders and students, which gives him the chance
to hear about their thoughts and experiences, which he in turn uses
to develop plans to create an even brighter future for Michiganders
today and for generations to come, Snyder’s office said. It often leads
to the Governor sharing stories about northern Michigan when he is
traveling to other areas of the state.
“I think it’s great; I think it’s a wonderful event,” Snyder said after
the 39th Annual Governor’s Breakfast. “It’s really about one generation helping another and how they can learn from one another and in
a form that brings that convergence back.”

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One of the hallmarks of the Annual Governor’s Breakfast is when area high school students ask the governor questions. Here is Governor Rick Snyder with the students that asked questions
during the breakfast in 2012.

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Snyder pointed out that northern Michigan has experienced tremendous success in the areas of skilled trades growth and economic development. The Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center education programs in northern Michigan are particularly impressive, and in terms
of overall education some exciting things are happening in the area
that deserve to be highlighted and used as a model for how others can
achieve success statewide, Snyder said.
Following his stop in Cadillac, Governor Snyder penned a guest
column for the Cadillac News to reiterate the importance of northern
Michigan and the message from the Governor’s Breakfast.
“Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the 39th Annual Cadillac
Governor’s Breakfast. I addressed members of the business community as well as local officials and high school students about Michigan’s
economic comeback as well as the success of various businesses in the
region,” Snyder wrote.

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Munson Hospital-Cadillac’s Tonya Smith introduces Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during
the Cadillac Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Governor’s Breakfast.

“With Michigan’s unemployment rate being at its lowest point in 15
years, we have many regions to thank, with one of those being northern Michigan. Since February 2011, total employment is up 13,526
and the jobless rate has come down by seven percent.
There is still much more work to be done, but in Michigan, we
tackle our problems head-on. We work together as one community to
ensure the success of our state, our people, and our future. Michigan
is poised to be a leader as we move through the 21st Century. In order
to continue growing we must keep moving forward and build on what
has already been done.
Cadillac has been an area leader when it comes to filling the talent gap and Michigan’s economic recovery. Manufacturing and skilled
trade jobs create nearly 26 percent of Cadillac’s workforce. With
businesses expanding in the city, companies are looking to Northern
Michigan to build new facilities and create more jobs for the community.
Education is pivotal in the continued success of Michigan’s reinvention. I created the 21st Century Education Commission with this in
mind. A four-year degree is not the only path that can lead to great
success. Skilled trades training and education are becoming an
increasingly important sector where many find fulfillment and career
stability. We’ve made a commitment in multiple parts of the state to
encourage skilled trade development, including northern Michigan.
Baker College in Cadillac is doing an excellent job in this area since
starting the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program
for Mechatronics at their Lake City Campus. This mechatronics program offers students the opportunity to use college work and paid onthe-job experience to become a master of a skilled technical profession.
With our past to keep us motivated, Michigan continues to innovate
and inspire. Michigan residents can feel assured that our state is headed in a positive direction. With our focus on education, infrastructure,
and the economy we have the tools necessary to keep building a stronger Michigan that continues moving forward.”

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March 2016

Rise Up! Cadillac

Hosted by:

Wexford-Missaukee CTC

Sponsored by:

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Sponsored by:

Northwest Michigan Works

Sponsored by:

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May & June Health Tip:

The Power of Protein

Calories aren’t the only thing you need to watch as
you get older.
Protein is important because it helps keep your musc
les strong. You
need muscles for strength and balance and it also
keeps your heart
strong and boosts your immune system to keep you
from getting sick.

Women should get at least 46 grams of protein a
day and men 56. People
with some conditions like kidney disease may need
less. Spreading your
protein throughout the day helps keep you full so
you eat fewer calories.
Beef, pork, and lamb are protein powerhouses, but
pick lean options like
round and loin and ground beef that has 5% or less
fat. Red meat should be
enjoyed with moderate portion sizes. Choose it less
often than other sources
like poultry and fish. A 3-ounce serving of meat (the
size of a deck of cards)
has about 22 grams of protein.
Dairy foods, soybeans, protein drinks, nuts and seeds
are also great
sources of protein. If you have questions about your
protein requirements check with your doctor or
a registered dietitian.

Source: Health.com

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Save the Date

Rise Up! Cadillac
7am
June 8, 2016of–Ca
dillac
Location: Rexair

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Save the Date

Annual Meeting &
Awards Dinner

Consumers Energy
Foundation Grants
$50,000 for Cadillac’s
Plaza Project
The Consumers Energy Foundation approved
a $50,000 grant in support of the development of
Cadillac’s Plaza project, which is one of several placemaking projects currently underway in The Cadillac
Commons area. The Consumers Energy Foundation is
the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy.

Wednesday, June 15
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Rotary Club of Cadillac
Receives Award for
Recreational Excellence
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The Rotary Club of Cadillac was awarded
the 2016 Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau Recreation Excellence Award. Support of the
construction of the Sound Garden, the Keith
McKellop Walkway, the Rotary Performing
Arts Pavilion and the Clam River Boardwalk
are some examples of The Rotary Club of
Cadillac’s projects.

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Navari Hair Studio receives
2016 Best of Cadillac Award

Consumers Energy
makes good on promise

Each year, the Cadillac Award Program identifies companies that
are believed to have achieved exceptional marketing success in their
local community and business category.
Navari Hair Studio has been selected for the 2016 Best of Cadillac
Award in the beauty salon category.

Consumers Energy is making good on a five-year commitment to Michigan businesses, announcing that it has spent
over $1 billion in less than a year with nearly 3,000 businesses in 71 Michigan counties. Consumers Energy committed
last spring to spending $5 billion with Michigan businesses
over the next five years.
In addition, Consumers Energy actively encourages its
Michigan-based suppliers to use sub-contractors and suppliers based in the state through its “Pay It Forward” program
to help stimulate economic growth.

PepsiCo Vendor of the Year
awarded to B & P Manufacturing
B&P Manufacturing was recently awarded the prestigious PepsiCo
Vendor of the Year Award at the PepsiCo Fleet Summit. This award
is given to a few select PepsiCo vendors in recognition of innovation
and creation above and beyond PepsiCo’s expectations. This is the
second time that B&P Manufacturing have been given this award.

Forest Area Federal Credit
Union Helps Kalkaska County
4-H Program
Forest Area Federal Credit Union presented a $2,500
Community Grant Award to the Kalkaska County 4-H
Leaders Association.
“We are proud to be able to make this award and to be
able to help in even a small way the youth in our communities. These young people are our future. The skills that they
obtain as a part of the 4-H program are skills that they will
use throughout their lifetime,” said Robert Raden, CEO of
Forest Area Federal Credit Union.

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Munson Healthcare Cadillac
Hospital earns Blue Distinction

Life Resources
Director of Advancement
receives certification

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has selected Munson
Healthcare Cadillac Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for
Knee and Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved
patient safety and better health outcomes.

Life Resources of
Northern Michigan hires
new Executive Director
Heather Fisher is now the Executive Director of Life Resources
of Northern Michigan. Fisher comes with many years of nonprofit experience with a background in business marketing and
leadership. She is excited to be a part of the Cadillac community
and looks forward to being involved in area events.

Lu Ann Graf, Director of Advancement for Life Resources, has
received her certification in Credentialed Christian Nonprofit
Leadership. Those who receive the CCNL credential must possess
a proven multi-disciplinary understanding of nonprofit leadership. Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc. is a non-profit
organization supported by individuals, churches and businesses.

Wolverine Power Cooperative
hires Baumann as New Vice
President — General Counsel
Wolverine Power Cooperative announced the appointment of
Joseph Baumann as Vice President — General Counsel reporting
directly to its President and CEO, Eric Baker.
Bauman brings more than ten years of legal experience to
Wolverine in the areas of government, private litigation, and
administrative law practice. Baumann received his Juris Doctor
degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.

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MARCH Lecture Luncheon

Rural health care faces
challenges & opportunities
In the 21st century, rural health care providers who keep as many services local as
they can and utilize partnerships for those
not provided will have the most success.
That was part of the message that Munson
Healthcare Cadillac Hospital President
Tonya Smith recently presented during
the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
Lecture Lunch series at Baker College.
About one year ago, Smith was hired as
Munson Healthcare was in the process of
assuming ownership of the former Mercy
Hospital. Prior to joining the Munson team,
Smith served as vice president of operations
for Valley Health System in Winchester,
Virginia, for six years. She also served in
hospital leadership roles in both pharmacy
and clinical informatics for several health
systems in both West Virginia and Virginia.
“The key is to keep things close to
home,” she said. “The mission of Munson
Healthcare and Cadillac Hospital is to keep
things local and have a partner to do the
things we don’t do.”
In addition, Smith said it is important for
rural healthcare facilities such as Cadillac
Hospital to look at giving more value to
patients in their care rather than just having
high volume of patients.
She added that is especially true in the
advent of the Affordable Care Act.
“Payment models are changing,” she said.
“In the past, the more patients you saw, the
more you were paid. Now it is about whether
there is value to what you offer. Are you get-

ting them better faster? Did you meet clinical needs? That is how we get paid now.”
Again she pointed to the need to have partnerships and mergers to achieve those goals.
With the ACA, hospitals and health care providers are not able to name their own prices
but instead about 90 percent of payment
is based on performing the service and the
other 10 to 20 percent could be based on if
the patient had a great experience.
When it comes to obstacles, Smith said the
No. 1 issue locally is attracting new doctors,
both primary care and specialists, to the
area. She cited several reasons why it seems
to be more difficult to get the doctors that
are needed.
They included the added responsibility of running a business as a local provider
as well as the fact that many new doctors
would rather work for a bigger organization

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and community challenges as well as potential employment options for spouses can be
issues attracting providers.
With that in mind, Smith said the hospital
has been working to showcase the community including the quality of schools, retail
and restaurants, churches as well as just
focusing on why they would want to come
to Cadillac.
“It is our No. 1 priority (to bring more doctors to town),” she said. “If we can really
solidify the provider base in the community then the hospital and overall health of
the community will continue to grow and
improve,” she said.
During her presentation, Smith was happy
to announce that a total of eight new doctors
would be coming to work in Cadillac.

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Please Join us at the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

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Annual
Awards
Meeting Dinner
2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Celebrate the past,
embrace the future 
5:30PM Reception
6:15PM Annual Meeting
$40 per person
Followed by dinner
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Cadillac Variety Show

Cadillac Variety Show Performers:

Allen Dumond, Cadillac High School Brass Band,
Crystal Lake Johnson, Dr. Michael Coonrod,
Landing Dance Company, Lauren Mist, Bekka Ureta,
Lissi Ureta, Nailya Cederstrom, North 44,
Northern Lights Irish Dancers, Team Knights
and The Moonhowlers

Emcees: Courtney Hunter and Carl Kielbasa
Show Sponsors: Baker College of Cadillac- Bandeen

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McNamara - and the Wexford Community Credit Union

Ticket Sponsor: Lakeside Charlie’s
Advertising: Cadillac News
Host: Cadillac Area Public Schools
Sound Technician: Ken Bassett
Stage Manager: Pat Goggin
Stage Technicians: Rick Odette, Paul and Ben Gaffke
Programs: Business Management Administration class
at the Wexford Missaukee Career Technical Center

Ticket Sales: The Sweet Shop
All Auction Item Contributors

Thank you to everyone who supported the Cadillac Variety Show.
We appreciate your generosity for the Cadillac Leadership Program and the
2015-2016 Leadership Class Project:
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“Cadillac Splash & Skate”

MaY/June 2016 - Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome New Members
Committee to Elect
Ormand Hook, House 102
P.O. Box 1415
Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-349-9385
www.ormandhook.com
Ormand Hook
Don’s Adopt a Car Inc.
11600 West Watergate Rd
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-2583
www.donsadoptacar.com
Carrie Hoitenga

Executive Transport
170 Hunter Ridge
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-878-4207
www.crosbyexecutivetransport.com

Scott Crosby

Huttenga Electric
8501 South Seeley Road
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-4699
Terry Huttenga

IMBIGR Handyman
Service
7332 North 43 ½ Road
Manton, MI 49663
231-920-0904
www.imbigr.com
Demetrius Eaton

Patterson’s
Flowers, Inc,
216 Maple Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-775-8782
www.pattersonflowers.com
Bob Patterson

Northern Strategies 360
148 East Front Street, Suite 203
Traverse City, MI 49684
517-449-6453
www.northernstrategies360.com
Gabriel Schneider

Data track 2015 and 2016

Wexford County Jan. 16 Feb. 16 Mar. 16 April 15 May 15 June 15 July 15 Aug. 15 Sept. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Dec. 15
Labor Force
14,474 14,558 14,549 14,523 14,979 15,003 14,850 14,598 14,386 14,370 14,412 14,541
Employment
13,576 13,634 13,615 13,628 13,891 13,990 13,830 13,805 13,637 13,599 13,679 13,775

Unemployment 898 924 934 895
1,088
1,013
1,020 793 749 771 733 766

Rate
6.2% 6.3% 6.4% 6.2% 7.3% 6.8% 6.9% 5.4% 5.2% 5.4% 5.1% 5.0%
Missaukee County Jan. 16 Feb. 16 Mar. 16 April 15 May 15 June 15 July 15 Aug. 15 Sept. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Dec. 15

Labor Force
6,867 6,978 7,032 7,014 7,344 7,400 7,337 7,217 7,095 6,972 6,887 6,962

Employment
6,405 6,473 6,524 6,560 6,856 6,915 6,862 6,851 6,752 6,632 6,575 6,614

Unemployment 462 505 508 454 488 485 475 366 343 340 312 348

Rate
6.7% 7.2% 7.2% 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.5% 5.1% 4.8% 4.9% 4.5% 5.3%
For more information go online to www.cadillac.org/discover/about_LaborActivity.htm

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