Carole Valade

Carole Valade

Carole Valade is editor of Gemini Publications, which includes Grand Rapids Business Journal, Grand Rapids Magazine and Michigan Blue Magazine. Email Carole at cvalade at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @valadester

ARTICLES

ArtPrize’s worth goes far beyond the art

April 20, 2018
The Business Journal has opined a few times in the last nine years that the thrill of ArtPrize would be short(er) lived without community support of the cash kind. Read More

Parking narrative full of little white lies

April 6, 2018
D-Day, demolition day, is upon us. Read More

‘Vital’ action required for overdue parking issue

March 30, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will be cited for its “Vital Streets” plan this month, and while the Business Journal offers congratulations for the professional planners association’s recognition of adherence to process and the city’s adoption of national goals to significantly reduce vehicular traffic while increasing pedestrian, bicycle and public transit, we believe such an occasion begs the problem solving left unfinished. Read More

Tariff plan needs amendment to allow for advance planning

March 16, 2018
Business Journal reporting on the impact of President Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs shows even the suggestion of such a policy shift already had pushed prices by 8 percent. Read More

2018 report: Michigan third-graders are now the ‘lowest-performing students in the U.S.’

March 9, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting on no fewer than three significant announcements from Gov. Rick Snyder, from Business Leaders for Michigan and an analysis by The Right Place Inc. regarding its failed proposal vying for the Amazon HQ2 project. Read More

Airport plans provide economic ‘domino’ effect

February 23, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting in greater depth on a new master plan and commercial development opportunities at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

Further analysis needed for large hotel development

February 16, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting on consecutive years of hotel occupancy rate increases; the reasons for that growth were underscored in the recent GRBJ Newsmakers of the Year awards. Read More

Education funding targeting vulnerable students rather than whole districts deserves discussion

February 9, 2018
Gov. Rick Snyder released details of his budget spending plan for the next fiscal year, targeting June approval by the Michigan legislature. Read More

Escalation of Kent County health care costs must be contained by business leaders

February 2, 2018
The 2018 Health Check, analyzing health trends and costs in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan counties, was announced by Grand Valley State University researchers. Read More

Impact of community partnerships is undeniable

January 26, 2018
Constant attention to new or renewal developments — the latest condo or retail project in the central city — often overshadows some of the projects that become map makers for the metro area. Read More