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Companies who get their products produced in Michigan only use a portion of the state’s highly skilled advanced manufacturing resources.

Published in Manufacturing

A new statewide study aims to assess how creative industries contribute to the Michigan economy.

Published in Economic Development

Conceived two years ago as a car full of designers traveled back to West Michigan from a trade show, West Michigan Design Week is back for its second iteration. The weeklong series of events, which runs from Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 11, features a variety of talks, exhibits and networking events.

Published in In the News

The competitive landscape is changing for West Michigan companies.

Published in In the News

The state’s economic development organization wants to better promote Michigan’s long-established industrial design cluster as it seeks to attract new corporate investment in the state.

Published in Economic Development

Grand Valley State University wants to expose students in non-design related fields to the tenets of design thinking, and they’ve tapped a veteran executive to explore how best to accomplish that goal.

Published in Manufacturing

As The Right Place Inc. markets the region’s capabilities to expanding companies over the next three years, it plans to talk more about one of greater Grand Rapids’ key competencies: design.

Published in Design Build

A collaboration of the Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Public Museum wants to explore the possibility of creating a new K-12 school based on human-centered design thinking.

Published in Economic Development

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University expected it would need the better part of two decades to fill up its Business Technology and Research Park, but just a dozen years later, university officials are ready to pull down the vacancy signs — at least temporarily.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

GRAND RAPIDS — Businesses want people who can work across disciplines, and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University has a new program aimed at developing multi-talented designers to fit the bill.

Published in Design Matters

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