Trends, products and advances


UK competitor acquires logistics company

May 4, 2016
A UK competitor has acquired a logistics company in the region as part of its strategy to become the largest logistics platform in North America. Read More

What a tech firm learned from running a pop-up restaurant

April 30, 2016
We had an odd celebration recently at our technology firm. Read More

Creators of GR music app hope to change the industry

The radi8er app combines music streaming with maps of where artists are playing.

April 29, 2016
A Grand Rapids app that could potentially revolutionize the way the world listens to music is almost ready for launch. Read More

App unites economic development community

Collective Metrics platform helps organizations collect and track data.

April 29, 2016
Approximately a year and a half ago, Austin Dean saw a need and decided to do something about it. Read More

Field-measurement startup expands operation

April 28, 2016
A startup maker of field-measurement software and hardware has outgrown its home and leased an entire floor in a downtown office building. Read More

Health care startup wins regional Comcast innovation contest

April 28, 2016
A local health care startup has been named a regional winner and a finalist for a national competition that awards more than $440,000 total to up-and-coming companies. Read More

Furniture maker re-designs website

April 27, 2016
An office furniture maker in the region has re-designed its website to provide an improved user experience. Read More

Packaging supplier invests $2M in digital technology

April 26, 2016
A local maker of packaging products has invested $2 million in new digital technology that will enhance its ability to serve a range of clients. Read More

State addresses dearth of IT workers

Switch’s arrival in Grand Rapids will demand even more professionals.

LANSING — A shortage of qualified information technology workers is hurting Michigan businesses, experts say. Read More

Partners acquire electronics maker

April 21, 2016
A pair of former manufacturing executives are embarking on a new journey with an electronics company in the region. Read More