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

Are you financially ready to retire?

May 31, 2019
Before deciding to retire, it’s important to ask yourself if you are ready both financially and emotionally. Whether you are ready emotionally can be determined by answering one question: Am I ready to make a lifestyle change that allows me to stop working? 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
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

3D printing is revolutionizing the medical industry

May 31, 2019
Additive manufacturing, which also is referred to as “manufacturing with 3D printing,” is a technology that was first introduced in the 1980s. The process involves using computer modeling to create three-dimensional objects by printing successive solid layers of appropriate material, including plastics, metals and more. 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

The lawyer as a counselor

May 31, 2019
Most law firms advertise that they boast a roster of attorneys and counselors at law. The second role played by most attorneys, that of counselor, may be the most underappreciated and underutilized value a lawyer can bring to any given client matter. Read More

Law Notebook

April 30, 2019

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

Using the 2019 'Internet Trends' data to improve your business strategy

June 20, 2019
For those of us who navigate the digital world, the day that Mary Meeker presents the annual "Internet Trends" report is our version of Christmas morning. 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

Empowering personal wellness in the workplace

May 31, 2019
Can the workplace actually be a place where people leave healthier than when they arrived? Read More

Real Estate Notebook

March 31, 2019
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

Looking for mentors in all the wrong places

May 31, 2019
We’ve all been encouraged to find mentors and sponsors to develop our business and leadership skills, right? For me, those types of relationships were rather elusive during the first 10 years of my career. 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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The internet network for the 21st century

May 31, 2019
As the internet and cloud-based solutions increasingly power commerce, many Michigan companies face a big challenge. They have 20th-century networks for 21st-century businesses. Read More

Technology Notebook

April 30, 2019