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

Do I need a living, breathing financial adviser?

November 30, 2019
Today’s financial advising landscape is continually changing. There are a plethora of do-it-yourself options, bargain-bin fund pricing, automated investment tools and one-page financial snapshot plans. You may wonder — do I still need a living, breathing financial adviser? 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

The right way isn’t always the easy way

November 30, 2019
As those of you in the construction industry know, safety is a daily battle. Internally, it is something that we fight — what if safe work practices get in the way of efficiency? What’s more important, safety or schedule? Do we only worry about ourselves, or do we ensure that others in our company also are working safely? Read More

Construction Notebook

October 31, 2019

Construction Notebook

September 30, 2019
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

College producing Giant Awards

November 29, 2019
A college that hosts an annual awards ceremony recognizing African-American individuals and organizations has announced this year’s honorees. 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

Patient advocacy in health care: 3 questions to ask

November 30, 2019
When the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors was founded, no long-term support existed for those impacted by burn injuries. Our founder saw a need and addressed it the best way he knew how: from his own personal experience as a burn survivor. Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal


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

What businesses can learn from the NBA’s $13M fraud case

November 30, 2019
We’re only one month into the 2019-2020 NBA season, and the Sacramento Kings recently have been in the news for the wrong reasons. An ESPN report revealed that the Kings’ former chief revenue officer, Jeff David, stole in excess of $13 million from the organization. The bulk of the funds were stolen over the course of a single NBA season. 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

4 to-do items for more successful Facebook campaigns

November 30, 2019
Facebook has done a great job empowering marketers and small business owners with the ability to set up and launch new Facebook and Instagram ads. But getting those campaigns to deliver the performance results you need is another story entirely. Read More

Recession marketing basics

September 30, 2019
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

Get involved in Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2019
Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. 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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Tech essentials to help your business grow

November 30, 2019
For any business, embracing innovation and adopting new technology can make the difference between thriving and barely surviving. Yet, it can be challenging for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners — in particular, those who are focused on their day-to-day operations, to stay ahead of the rapidly changing technology curve. Read More