Items Tagged with 'West Michigan'


West Michigan economy remains slightly ahead of national numbers

November 13, 2015
Slow growth is still the best way to describe the West Michigan economy, according to data and comments collected in the last two weeks of October. Read More

West Michigan community foundations return the investment

In the field of philanthropy, ROI means more than a number.

October 23, 2015
Community foundations are catalytic engines in West Michigan, seeking to create lasting positive change through charitable giving, and evaluating their return on investment can be difficult to quantify in terms of social impact. Read More

Right Place: 30 years of networking

For the organization’s CEO, the first is still the best.

October 2, 2015
The Right Place Inc. broke the ice when it attracted its first international investment to the area in 1990; now it’s celebrating 30 years of building a network of business relationships in West Michigan. Read More

Fraud cases leading to safeguards

Forensic accountant reminds business owners that ‘trust is not an internal control.’

October 2, 2015
West Michigan is a nice place, a fairly economically successful place, but it’s not a place that’s immune to fraud. Read More

Late summer economy remains in slow growth mode

August 7, 2015
Growth returns to normal. That’s the latest word on the local economy, according to data and comments collected in the last two weeks of July. Read More

Workforce agency rebrands as West Michigan Works!

The new regionally aligned organization will cover seven counties.

July 31, 2015
Seven West Michigan counties are collaborating to form a regional organization to provide unified services for employers and job seekers. Read More

Excess capital supply, rising interest rates are top trends

West Michigan viewed as a viable secondary market for real estate investment.

July 31, 2015
While a recent report highlights key issues impacting the national and international real estate market, several trends hit home for West Michigan. Read More

Is market reaching saturation point?

July 31, 2015
The West Michigan real estate industry is beginning to slow its pace. Read More

AT&T opens new Grand Rapids location

July 31, 2015
AT&T’s presence in West Michigan keeps growing. Read More

West Michigan real estate market remains healthy

July 17, 2015
Demand is rising while available space becomes limited. Read More