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

Accounting for the cannabis industry: Prepare yourself for tax scrutiny

September 30, 2019
In light of the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Michigan, the industry is rapidly growing and changing. Business owners and entrepreneurs are seeing the infinite opportunities, but they should be aware of the many risk areas to avoid fallout. Read More


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

Changing with the times in a traditional field

September 30, 2019
When people hear the word “manufacturing,” most think of warehouses and assembly lines. They think of a traditional factory setting. Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal


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

New law makes it easier for small businesses to re-organize

September 30, 2019
President Donald Trump on Aug. 23 signed the bi-partisan Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, which is the most significant change in more than a decade for small businesses seeking to re-organize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. 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

Recession marketing basics

September 30, 2019
Most business owners have probably heard that there is a recession on the horizon. When you’re someone who owns and runs a small business, you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop. The recession is that shoe. 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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Tips to protect yourself from robocalls

September 30, 2019
Robocalls are becoming more prevalent. In some cases, it’s difficult to tell if the caller is a person or a robot. Between January and June 2019, fraud calls in the Grand Rapids market have increased by 103%, according to Hiya. Read More

Ethics and AI

June 30, 2019