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Switch: What to expect

The company’s data operations in Nevada deliver ripple effects of jobs, investment.

July 1, 2016
The future impact of Switch Ltd.’s SuperNAP in West Michigan has yet to be determined, but a Nevada economist said the company’s Las Vegas facilities have been transformative. Read More

Study pegs wellness programs as priority

June 30, 2016
Evidence from a local insurer suggests wellness plans provide cost and health benefits. Read More

Credit union incorporates tech into new office

June 28, 2016
A credit union in the region has opened its third location in the Grand Rapids area. Read More

Leaders reap EOY honors

June 27, 2016
A Grand Rapids executive and five other business leaders in the region have been named entrepreneurs of the year. Read More

Entrepreneurs’ phone repair business expansion rings true

Owners of Genius now have retail and distribution locations across the country.

June 24, 2016
As Jordan Notenbaum and Garry VonMyhr were getting Genius Phone Repair off the ground, there would sometimes be four customers in Notenbaum’s living room watching a Detroit Tigers game as they waited for their phones to be fixed. Read More

VR takes space planning to the next level

Prospective buyers will be able to ‘tour’ locations with furniture already in place.

June 24, 2016
Thanks to quickly evolving virtual reality technology, or VR, furniture manufacturers now can let clients move through a future office space outfitted in their products. Read More

IT hiring slips even as tech spreads

For first time since 2011, fewer than half of West Michigan companies surveyed are expanding.

June 24, 2016
The West Michigan tech industry isn’t hiring as fast as it once was, according to Paragon Recruiting. Read More

Appliance maker partners on oven for 'automated' cooking

June 24, 2016
An appliance maker in the region is partnering with a food technology company to develop ovens that “enable advanced automated cooking and dynamic digital recipes.” Read More

Could cloud computing save your business?

June 22, 2016
With cloud-based applications and services becoming more prevalent, you may be asking whether it’s the right choice for your business. It may just be. Read More

Dematic sells to German company for $2.1B

June 21, 2016
A German supplier of automated material handling equipment and software to the logistics industry has signed an agreement to acquire Dematic for $2.1 billion. Read More