Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.


Get your slice of the state contract pie

February 23, 2018
Every year, the state of Michigan invites businesses to bid on $53 billion in contracts for construction projects, goods or services. Read More

Michigan metros don’t stack up

February 16, 2018
Michigan’s two big metros not being selected as a finalist for the Amazon’s HQ2 should not surprise anyone. Read More

Tax reform and its impact on business

February 9, 2018
H.R. 1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed into law Dec. 22, 2017. The new tax act implemented some of the most significant changes since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Below is a summary of some of those changes. Read More

Creating a culture of women supporting women

February 2, 2018
While we know that strides have been made, women still face considerable social, workforce, economic and political challenges of disparity and inequity. Read More

Grand Rapids helps fuel growth

January 26, 2018

The U.S. economy has expanded since June 2009, according to the Cambridge-based National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), making its duration the third longest in American history. 

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It may be a bit, but it’s not a coin

January 19, 2018
If you’re like me, over the past few months you’ve probably been inundated with emails, texts, news reports and speculation about bitcoin. Read More

STEM-related degrees aren’t the future

January 12, 2018
Crain's Detroit Business recently reported Gov. Rick Snyder is going to propose making coding a foreign language credit in high schools. Read More

Keep your eyes on these cases in 2018

January 5, 2018
In the coming year, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Michigan appellate courts will do more to shape the future of doing business in our state than just about any other entity — aside from changes to the tax code. Read More

Medical Mile: a vision for change in Grand Rapids

December 29, 2017
Thirty years ago, Grand Rapids stood at a crossroads — after more than a century as a manufacturing hub for the furniture and the auto industries, the city’s job sectors were changing. Read More

Data show four-year degree is most reliable path to prosperity

December 15, 2017
Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a table showing the national unemployment rate and median earnings from work by education attainment. Read More