Grand Rapids Business Journal Economy blog

Banking & Finance

A blog that discusses the trends that affect the fiscal health of organizations, our communities, the nation and the world. Read More

Will the 4% rule meet my retirement goals?

March 31, 2019
You’ve planned for your retirement and dreamed of your future, considering what will be important to you in the years after your professional life winds down. Read More

The Roth 401(k) option

January 31, 2019


A blog that discusses local projects by private and public players –– and what drives the industry: urbanism, economic development, design, LEED, sustainability, historic preservation, workforce training and regulation. Read More

Mitigating financial risk during winter construction

March 31, 2019
Only 39 weeks until we begin the 2019-2020 winter season! Too soon? Cruel, I know. But for pre-construction and project management teams, now is the time to plan and budget for projects that are scheduled to extend through our next winter season. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog


A blog that explores our community's diversity -- and highlights the people, events and ideas that help bring us all together. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Health Care Blog

Health Care

A blog that examines the moves of the many players that make up one of the region's key economic engines: hospitals, universities, clinics, practices and nonprofits. Read More

Don’t forget your sunglasses

March 30, 2019
It is officially springtime in Michigan and that means warmer weather, blooming flowers and more sunshine. While many people think of sunglasses simply as a fun fashion accessory, they also can be the most important pair of glasses you own. Read More

Lifelong burn awareness

January 31, 2019
Michigan Supreme Court seal


A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land. Read More

Steps to keep your website legal

March 26, 2019
It is easier than ever to create and maintain a website. However, there are many pitfalls and potential liabilities that quietly exist in cyberspace. Anyone publishing content online through a website should be aware of certain legal requirements, and some best practices, so problems aren’t inadvertently created. Read More

Law Notebook

February 28, 2019
Grand Rapids Business Journal PR and Media blog

Marketing, PR & Advertising

A blog that offers insights into the strategies and tactics employed by professionals to spread messages via the mediums of our time.   Read More

Bob, what were you thinking?

March 25, 2019
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is a public relations case study on what not to do. If he has a team of publicists, he certainly isn’t listening to them. Read More
Real Estate blog

Real Estate

A blog that examines the significance of place and what defines a location –– and the industry: markets, micro markets, urbanism, neighborhoods, residential, commercial, mixed use, economic development, design, history and sustainability. Read More
Small business and startups blog

Small Business & Startups

A blog that discusses the everyday realities of growing a business — including entrepreneurship, raising capital, product development, distribution, marketing, finance, HR, management and market strategy. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog


A blog that shines a light on the innovations shaping our everyday lives -- and a platform for thoughtful futurists.

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Top tech trends in business

March 30, 2019
Technology has become one of the driving forces behind practically every aspect of business. During a visit to Grand Rapids in 2017, celebrity chef Robert Irvine shared with West Michigan business leaders that technology is playing a larger role in the success of every business — no matter its size or industry. Read More