Trends, products and advances


Private equity firm invests in tech company

October 23, 2019
A West Michigan tech company has secured a “strategic growth investment” from an out-of-state private equity firm. Read More

Manufacturer hires president

October 23, 2019
A family-owned engineering and manufacturing company has named a new president. Read More

Store practices collaborative community

Elevated Grand Rapids houses about 25 local vendors that sell antiques, handmade goods, art and upcycled items.

October 18, 2019
What started as a hobby for Heather Nowakowski has grown into a supportive community of vintage, antique and artisan dealers in the Clyde Park neighborhood. Read More

GVSU sees fifth cohort in Professional MBA program

New curriculum allows students to participate in the classroom, as well as online.

October 18, 2019
This fall semester marked the fifth cohort enrolled in Grand Valley State University’s new Professional Master of Business Administration program. Read More

EPS upgrading its signal communication

Security firm implementing ‘necessary’ upgrade to LTE to improve speed of wireless connections.

October 11, 2019
A security company headquartered in Grand Rapids is preparing for the future in the telecommunications industry. Read More

Switch, school districts at odds over taxes

Data center claims error on state’s part; school superintendents and other lawmakers say there should be no exemption.

October 11, 2019
A tax battle may force some school districts to refund more than $600,000. Read More

Tech firm plans to double staff

October 10, 2019
A technology firm in the area is planning to expand its office and double its staff. Read More

Tech company hires president and CEO

October 7, 2019
A tech company in the area has named a new leader. Read More

GFS opens year-round, indoor farm

Located in Wyoming, 10 shipping containers are expected to grow as much food as a 50-acre farm.

October 4, 2019
A local food service distributor now is a part of an evolving farming industry. Read More

Venture capital firm raises $28M fund

October 1, 2019
A Grand Rapids venture capital firm has closed its $28 million, Midwest-focused “flagship” fund. Read More