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GRAND RAPIDS — Despite the many accolades for West Michigan’s economy in recent years, prosperity hasn’t necessarily reached all people in the broader community to the same extent.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — By hiring two economic development professionals who work with the minority community, Start Garden LLC looks to broaden its outreach to more entrepreneurs.

Published in Economic Development

From craft distilling to artisan food to retailing to niche publishing firms, West Michigan’s small business executives are genuinely upbeat as they look to 2017. 

Published in Crystal Ball

The build-out of West Michigan’s nascent startup and entrepreneurial support network will be a marathon, not a sprint. 

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — The formation of a new support system to foster entrepreneurship in West Michigan severs what had been a direct link between higher education and the venture capital community. 

Published in Education

The plan to streamline the delivery of entrepreneurial support services in the West Michigan area has taken another step forward.

Published in In the News

GRAND RAPIDS — A key economic development program aimed at bolstering entrepreneurial activity in the Grand Rapids area will have a new administrator at the start of April.

Published in Health Biz

Start Garden LLC, the Grand Rapids-based $15 million venture capital firm started three years ago to seed startup companies, now wants expand its offerings to provide early growth capital to the companies it backs.

Published in In the News

What was once seen as an interesting science fair project is looking more like it has potential to be a commercial reality.

Published in Agribiz

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