Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'


A business community of inclusion requires ‘doers’

May 20, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal’s reporting on the shortage of workers has been persistent, especially this year, and crosses many industry sectors including IT, computer programming and data management, varied construction skill areas and retailers, particularly in the food industry. Read More

What’s on your personal list?

April 22, 2016
Everybody loves a list. Over the past several days, has reported on West Michigan cities appearing on several complimentary lists for business and lifestyle. Read More

Talent attraction should be top priority

April 22, 2016
In my last post we looked at data on how young professionals have far different preferences in housing than previous generations of recent college graduates. Read More

A tale of two economic engines

GVSU revisits 70-year-old study that compares GR and Flint’s civic well-being.

April 15, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Size does matter when it comes to business environment and the relationship it has with civic well-being and social capital. Read More

The parking issue: follow the money

April 15, 2016
Downtown Grand Rapids is officially in the throes of a parking emergency, one that has come with warnings and statistical evidence for more than four years, even as taxpayer-funded parking areas were sold off to developers. Read More

Artists converge downtown on Saturday

April 8, 2016
Art.Downtown is back and bigger than ever, with more artists, venues and longer hours. Read More

Grand Rapids salary rates are rising

April 6, 2016
A new study shows significant increases in private sector average salary and employment in the Grand Rapids metro area over the last year. Read More

Downtown project receives national award

April 4, 2016
A project that has spurred revitalization in a previously underutilized section of downtown Grand Rapids has been recognized by a national organization for its contribution to the community. Read More

Developers see census numbers as validation

April 1, 2016
With so much development and positive branding coming from Grand Rapidians, the recent U.S. Census Bureau numbers brought a sigh of relief. Read More

Walker, GR boundary transfer is a ‘win-win’ for regional economy

April 1, 2016
The cities of Grand Rapids and Walker will hold public hearings next week on a “boundary transfer” from Walker to Grand Rapids to accommodate a developer eyeing a multi-million dollar mixed use industrial park. Read More