Items Tagged with 'Economic Club of Grand Rapids'


Caution, financial issues give pause to GR projects

December 9, 2016
When Grand Action steps to the podium regarding community projects — projects that in the past have created long-term economic growth in Grand Rapids — business pays attention. Read More

Creative Class millennials will pay dearly for folly of manufactured political ‘issues’

October 21, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal reporting on the manufacturing sector over 30 years provides a deep well of information and reporting on the transformation that has been occurring in the West Michigan economy since the 1980s. Read More

Econ Club annual dinner honors Dan DeVos, Mark Murray

More than 1,600 attendees hear from ex-Fed Chairman Bernanke.

June 3, 2016
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a West Michigan audience he was surprised how much of his job was wrapped up in politics. Read More

Street Talk: Leaders of the pack

History markers and makers.

April 29, 2016
West Michigan’s business community has been blessed with abundant — and visionary — leaders, past and present. Read More

Richard Branson speaks downtown

May 27, 2014
| By AP
British billionaire Richard Branson is scheduled to be in town tonight. Read More

ChangeLabs CEO Peter Sheahan advises region to take off blinders

December 7, 2012
Peter Sheahan’s words of business counsel, flavored with his Australian accent, urged West Michigan to open its eyes to the future. Read More

Video: Gov. Snyder presents on state ballot initiatives downtown

October 29, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder is today’s main speaker for the Economic Club of Grand Rapids’ luncheon. Gov. Snyder -- along with Matthew Haworth, Doug DeVos and Jim Dunlap -- will present on ballot initiatives for Michigan and the West Michigan Policy Forum agenda. Read More

Entrepreneurs need to unite, speakers say

October 9, 2012
Entrepreneurs past, present and future are the backbone of West Michigan’s story Read More