Blogs

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

Wealth as a tool to build families up, not tear them down

July 31, 2018
In any family, wealth is a tool. Used wisely, wealth can fix problems and build opportunities for generations to come. Used irresponsibility, wealth has potential to damage or even break family ties. Read More
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Construction

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

Recognizing greatness in the construction industry

August 13, 2018
Each year, the Western Michigan Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors awards a Craft Professional of the Year (CPOY) at its Excellence in Construction Awards. The award is given to an individual who sets a high standard for professionals in their craft by exhibiting outstanding skills and leadership. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog

Diversity

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

Certificate of Need perspectives

July 31, 2018
The state’s Certificate of Need, or CON, program for the health care industry has a 46-year history. The core principle behind CON is simple: Before you begin something new, you should be able to demonstrate the need for it. Read More
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Law

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

The IRS and tax debt

July 31, 2018
There are very few governmental agencies that instill fear in United States citizens quite like the Internal Revenue Service. If you owe them money for past taxes, the fear is likely to be more of an anxious dread that an agent will knock down your door and haul you off to a debtor’s prison. Read More
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

Site performance influences SEO and users

August 13, 2018
You stream content whenever you’d like, from wherever you are, from whatever device is nearby. We check Amazon to see if a product is cheaper than our local store because we know we can get it in two days. We’re programmed to go to Google to get answers to our questions or find things near us. It’s also known that a goldfish now has a better attention span than us humans. 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

What's next for the future of work?

August 13, 2018
Every summer, the commercial design industry celebrates the latest in workplace solutions at NeoCon. This year, our team joined nearly 50,000 attendees at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for NeoCon’s 50th-annual show to explore innovative furniture, statement pieces and what’s new in office design. Read More

Real Estate Notebook

June 30, 2018
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

It takes a community to cultivate a culture of local first

July 31, 2018
When I graduated from college, it wasn’t uncommon for my friends to pick a place on a map and move across the country to find jobs. Over a decade later, Grand Rapids has become a bright spot on the map where people from all over the country want to move. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog

Technology

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

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Tips to create and manage your passwords

August 13, 2018
Remembering and typing in a username and password when logging into an app or website can seem like a hassle sometimes, but in reality, passwords are an important first line of defense when it comes to protecting your sensitive information. While it is easy to get lazy with your passwords, hackers are getting smarter and more efficient every day, so give yourself an extra boost of security by following these steps when creating and managing your passwords. Read More