Sports Business

Minor league, college and youth sports


Sports commission contributes $145M to local economy

Sports tourism is a nearly recession-proof industry.

January 30, 2015
Youth and amateur sports can fly under the radar, but the West Michigan Sports Commission has grabbed it by the horns and made it a major part of the West Michigan economy. Read More

Activewear retailer extends footprint

January 26, 2015
A retailer of footwear and activewear is heading to the east side of the state. Read More

Sports commission names athletes of the year

January 20, 2015
A regional sports nonprofit has named its male and female athletes of the year. Read More

Gymnastics center implements succession plan

January 8, 2015
The founder of a long-running gymnastics center is implementing her succession plan. Read More

Startup develops platform for golf instruction

December 22, 2014
A startup is helping golfers improve their games. Read More

Whitecaps win minor league awards

December 15, 2014
The West Michigan Whitecaps recently hit a triple at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. Read More

Grand Raggidy Roller Girls lace up for Beer Brawl

December 5, 2014
The Roller Girls are bringing a bit of mayhem to town tomorrow. Read More

Group buys country club

December 4, 2014
A group of investors has purchased a 130-acre country club in the region to help preserve the organization and invest in its future. Read More

Gymnastics invitational tumbles into downtown

December 4, 2014
The largest gymnastics competition in the state is coming to Grand Rapids this weekend, bringing 2,000 gymnasts along with it. Read More

Grand Rapids Drive partner with college

November 14, 2014
The Grand Rapids Drive have formed another partnership ahead of their first tip-off. Read More