Grand Rapids Youve Been Great

September 22, 2003
When we launched the Grand Rapids Business Journal in September 1983, no publication devoted entirely to business news served any city in Michigan. We were a pioneer, one of the few business journals anywhere in the country.
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Journal Marks 20 Years

January 3, 2003
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Twenty years! Reflecting back, it seems strange now, but prior to 1983, business news in Grand Rapids “did not exist.” Paraphrasing a former Grand Rapids Business Journal editor, Grand Rapids was a bit like the former Soviet Union. There was the “official” newspaper, the local daily, which you could not rely upon, and then there was the real news network — the grapevine. Back then business news traveled mostly by word of mouth, person to person.
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