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

Economic concerns must be prioritized

January 19, 2018
The Business Journal finds reason for continued caution in the reporting of greater Grand Rapids economic forecasts for 2018 and year-end statements summarizing 2017. Read More

Growth projected for 2018 but is precarious long term as talent search intensifies

January 12, 2018
Michigan Treasurer Nick Khouri last week made brief remarks to the Michigan Bankers Association in a joint Economic Forecast Forum with the Michigan Chamber Foundation, providing his certainty that state revenues would increase by 3 percent in 2018. Read More

Private, public sectors have hand-and-glove keys to talent crisis

January 5, 2018
Long-predicted talent shortages remain the biggest obstacle to business success this year. Read More

Business caution signs for the new year

December 29, 2017
Forecasters are bullish regarding the national economy and the only word to add regarding West Michigan’s economy is “cautiously” bullish. Read More

What difference does a year make? Ask the GRBJ Newsmakers

December 22, 2017
Grand Rapids Business Journal has published well more than 2,500 stories in 2017, each focused on reporting in more than 30 business sectors, all of them local and regional. Read More

Bad doesn’t even begin to describe parking plan

December 15, 2017
Grand Rapids city commissioners again gave limited discussion to this business community’s No. 1 issue with the city: downtown parking. Read More

Business community should not overlook significant Ford airport plans

December 8, 2017
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority is hosting an open house Dec. 13 for the business community, but it isn’t the typical holiday party. Read More

The Achilles’ heel: talent attraction and retention

December 1, 2017
It is imperative for politicians and economic development officers who crow about “bringing jobs” to West Michigan to cease the false bravado and address the enormous elephant in the room: talent attraction and retention. Read More

MSA reclassification sets GR on path to success

November 24, 2017
Two reports in the Business Journal are emphasized, as the community leans into a new year and business owners close the fourth quarter. Read More

Goals to measure effectiveness key in solving affordable housing issue

November 24, 2017
Two very different meetings were held a day apart last week to give community discussion to the increasingly obvious affordable housing issue in Grand Rapids. Read More