Items Tagged with 'West Michigan'


40 Under Forty class proves a point

January 22, 2016
Once again it was my honor to serve as a judge to select the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under Forty class of 2015. Read More

Year-end reports show mixed signals for 2016 economy

January 8, 2016
Flat or slightly negative. Read More

Local businesses build groundwork for a springboard to 2016

December 25, 2015
Some might say the achievements of economic impact this year pale in comparison to the December finale of the state legislative agreement to tax code changes that pave the way for the SuperNAP data center in Gaines Township and its impact on the Michigan economy. Read More

Real estate market is promising, except the parts that aren’t

UM/ULI report shows less optimism than in years past.

December 18, 2015
West Michigan and Metro Detroit should continue to see excellent real estate opportunities next year. Read More

Growth in region’s industrial economy slows to a crawl

December 18, 2015
Slow growth is still the best description of the West Michigan economy, according to the data and comments collected in the last two weeks of November. Read More

Getting out of the ‘minority’ box

December 11, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal is reporting on the changes planned by the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, based on expanding membership and the number of business members attaining successful expansions and business growth as large business entities, not just startups and small businesses. Read More

Keeping the ‘family’ in family-owned business succession

December 11, 2015
Family-owned businesses are a driving force in the United States’ economy, contributing more than 50 percent of the gross domestic product. Read More

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