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

Young business leaders are shaping GR’s new economy in investments and employment

October 20, 2017
Young business leaders representing more than 18 diverse business categories will be celebrated this week for their successes in those varied industries, and most especially for helping shape and expand the economic foundations of the region, from Battle Creek to Rockford; Holland to Lowell; and most every suburb and city in between. Read More

Holland cleans up act with energy park

October 13, 2017
The plant already has the attention of environmental specialists. Read More

Immigrant, refugee population research won’t change GR’s boyhood image

October 6, 2017
West Michigan is a landscape vastly populated by private, family-owned businesses, the majority of which expect to remain family owned. Read More

Talent, housing hinder economic growth

September 29, 2017
Adding to the issues related to talent attraction is a lack of affordable housing. Read More

Lapses in city and private sector leadership critical for Grand Rapids

September 22, 2017
One could say Grand Rapids is facing an uncertain future. Read More

Grand Action throws gauntlet to private sector thriving on its success

September 15, 2017
Grand Action’s biggest distinction is that it represented the private sector, not public governments. Read More

Area’s big job growth talent needs must be met with successes in diversity hiring

September 8, 2017
The Business Journal finds interesting contrasts — and possible solutions — in two reports, one focused on Talent 2025’s study of employment and skill needs, and the other a review of Start Garden’s outreach to minority communities. Read More

Ottawa County has upper hand on solving affordable housing issue

September 1, 2017
Affordable housing is a major issue across the country; it is no surprise that initiatives to address associated problems have been a part of community conversations from coast to coast, with an interesting range of policies and politics to alleviate the growing number of people affected. Read More

Entrepreneurial investments bolster Grand Rapids’ ‘fastest growing economy’

August 25, 2017
Despite the political quibbles in Lansing about Michigan Venture Capital Association, seeded by tax vouchers, the nonprofit group’s 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial study offers reason for staying power — and a very impressive “show” by Grand Rapids area entrepreneurs. Read More

Ehlers’ countless efforts felt in GR and beyond

August 18, 2017
Why does the U.S. Congress have internet connections? Read More