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

Intellectual capital is key to transitioning the family business

March 13, 2018
When it comes to the transition of a business, there is much to consider. Read More

Cash flow is king

December 29, 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

Cracking the energy code

March 31, 2018
All projects in Michigan submitted for permit after Sept. 20, 2017 will have to meet updated energy code standards. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog


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

Hispanic chamber honors award winners

March 22, 2018
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards. 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

Take advantage of advance care planning

March 31, 2018
Earlier this year, Grand Rapids made headlines as the “best place to die” in the United States. Researchers Andrew MacPherson and Ravi Parikh of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care used data from the Dartmouth Atlas, which tracks medical resource use, to create the list. Read More

Hospital excesses

December 29, 2017

Hospital billing gripes

November 30, 2017
Michigan Supreme Court seal


A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land. Read More

New rules could revive unpaid internships

April 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidelines regarding unpaid internships easing standards for for-profit employers to use unpaid interns. These new guidelines may greatly benefit startups and others, particularly with summer just around the corner. 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

The implications of General Data Protection Regulation on businesses

April 18, 2018
Cambridge Analytica and the great Facebook debacle of 2017-18 sure has been an eye-opener for many people and companies, especially those who happen to click through long documents like “Terms of Service” agreements and the like to rush to install an app or just can’t wait to find out “What Harry Potter character are you?” Just what did you agree to anyway? 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

5 reasons to sell now

March 30, 2018
It’s finally spring (hopefully), and our West Michigan temperatures are starting to heat up almost as quickly as our real estate market. Read More

Real Estate Notebook

December 31, 2017
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

The impact of being a purpose-led business

March 30, 2018
Using business as a force for good isn’t just a West Michigan practice. It’s a movement that’s happening across the country and around the world. 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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Risks of HIPAA negligence

March 31, 2018
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting private medical patient information and can often lead to headaches for those in health care. Read More