Family owned businesses like Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. have a lot in common with one another regardless of their industry. A new survey shows the segment is an increasingly important part of the economic fiber in West Michigan, but they also face many similar business and operational challenges.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 2, 2014.
It seems one man’s garbage is another man’s economic indicator.
As a city consisting of 20 different neighborhood business districts, the traditional, top-down economic development model isn’t always scaleable in Grand Rapids’ unique neighborhoods.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 18, 2014:
The crack of a baseball bat was again a part of the soundtrack of summer in Kalamazoo, and by most indicators, it looks to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
Even with the state’s improving economic climate, many small communities often lack the resources and connections needed to seize opportunities for business retention and job growth.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 4, 2014.
New research shows that the availability of high-speed Internet for Michigan households is on the rise.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 21.
A coalition of West Michigan employers wants to keep this summer’s crop of interns working in the region.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 7, 2014.
By pledging $1 million in free legal services for Michigan startups, Varnum LLP has helped support what attorney Harvey Koning describes as the state’s entrepreneur-led economic revival.
Redevelopment of the former Grand Rapids Press property in downtown could go beyond creating a biomedical research center for Michigan State University.
This summer could be a telling season for the salmon fishery in Lake Michigan and the lakeshore economy that relies on the industry for tourism.