Grand Rapids Business Journal The Social Buzz blog

The Social Buzz

A blog by GRBJ staff that's a casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town -- both online and offline. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog


A blog that explores our community's diversity -- and highlights the people, ideas and events that help bring us all together. Read More

Partners honor activists at César Chávez event

May 23, 2017
A group of community partners have honored the legacy of civil rights activist César Chávez and recognized three change-makers. Read More
Small business and startups blog

Small Business & Startups

A blog that discusses the everyday realities of growing a business — including entrepreneurship, raising capital, product development, distribution, marketing, finance, HR, management and market strategy. Read More

Reasons to celebrate small businesses

May 1, 2017
Across industries and geographies, every entrepreneur’s journey is full of challenges. Chances are, at some point between turning an idea into a plan and that plan into a thriving business, you might have second-guessed your choice to become an entrepreneur. Read More
Real Estate blog

Real Estate

A blog that examines the significance of place and what defines a location –– and the industry: markets, micro markets, urbanism, neighborhoods, residential, commercial, mixed use, economic development, design, history and sustainability. Read More

Decide or die

May 31, 2017
"You gotta make decisions. You gotta keep making decisions, even if they're the wrong decisions, you know. If you don't make decisions, you're stuffed." -Joe Simpson, “Touching the Void” film Read More

Average or great?

April 26, 2017

Innovate or die

February 28, 2017


A blog that discusses local projects by private and public players –– and what drives the industry: urbanism, economic development, design, LEED, sustainability, historic preservation, workforce training and regulation. Read More

Time to get creative on parking in Grand Rapids

June 7, 2017
It’s no secret downtown parking lots have been reaching capacity in recent years, both in space and price. Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal


A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Health Care Blog

Health Care

A blog that examines the moves of the many players that make up one of the region's key economic engines: hospitals, universities, clinics, practices and nonprofits. Read More

Health care's legislative future

May 31, 2017
Donald Trump was elected. We continue to have a Republican House of Representatives and Senate in Washington. What does that mean for health and health care in the United States? Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal PR and Media blog

Marketing, PR & Advertising

A blog that offers insights into the strategies and tactics employed by professionals to spread messages via the mediums of our time.   Read More

Marketing lessons from Grand Rapids' craft beer scene

May 31, 2017
Marketing is no longer about sending out 600-page product catalogs in the mail, plastering your display ads everywhere you can or giving out fancy cups. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog


A blog that shines a light on the innovations shaping our everyday lives -- and a platform for thoughtful futurists.

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Politics and tech talent

May 25, 2017
Our current leadership has stated that Americans come first, but as the tech industry relies on global talent and is already facing a pending talent shortage, this stance poses major recruiting challenges. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Economy blog

Banking & Finance

A blog that discusses the trends that affect the fiscal health of organizations, our communities, the nation and the world. Read More

President Trump's proposed tax reform

May 31, 2017
President Donald Trump recently unveiled a new tax reform proposal titled “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs.” This reform calls for considerable changes, and it is important to know how these future revisions could affect you and your business. Read More