Items Tagged with 'West Michigan'

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Is West Michigan in danger of retail ice age?

Mighty mastodons once dominated the North American landscape. Read More

Michigan gets crucial economic development tool to grow more, better jobs

August 4, 2017
West Michigan has been fortunate to make the tops of a lot of lists lately, from starting a business and making a living to raising a family and so many more. Read More

Region’s patent activity climbs

Filings, procurements up over past half-decade as West Michigan economy stabilizes and companies add projects and products.

July 28, 2017
It’s not cheap to procure a patent. It can cost thousands of dollars in application fees, attorney billings and maintenance costs to defend a patent once the federal government grants it. Read More

Grand Rapids patent approvals support creative economy perceptions

July 28, 2017
Grand Rapids makes a wide assortment of national “top” lists, most especially for entrepreneurial effort and a creative or design-centric community. Read More

Retail is doing what it does: entering a new cycle

July 21, 2017
A spate of retail closures all over West Michigan has left gaping holes of empty space where active storefronts once thrived. Read More

‘Orderly’ automotive sales decline keeps economy rolling

July 14, 2017
Yes, the West Michigan industrial economy remains on track. Read More

Area entrepreneurs need an assist to link to resources for continued growth

June 23, 2017
The Grand Rapids metro area’s entrepreneurial activity, like an unseen electric current, is providing an economic stimulus and force for the future. Read More

Local economy remains strong, but red flags are on horizon

May 12, 2017
Good news is always welcome, and according to the latest survey conducted during the last two weeks of April, the West Michigan economy is surprisingly strong. Read More

West Michigan economy shows no sign of backing down

April 14, 2017
Despite the signs several of our local industries are topping out, West Michigan business conditions remain positive. Read More