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GRAND RAPIDS — The growth of foundations and an unprecedented transfer of wealth are among trends the nonprofit sector will need to watch in the coming year. 

Published in Crystal Ball

When it comes to the economy in 2017, Grand Valley State University’s Paul Isely largely expects business as usual. However, the associate dean and professor of economics at the Seidman College of Business notes that rising wage pressures on businesses may start pulling the economy into a recession in 2018. While he expects the economy to remain robust, Isely told MiBiz he worries what the incoming presidential administration’s trade and immigration policies could do to businesses in West Michigan in 2017 and beyond. 

Published in Crystal Ball

Even with the underlying uncertainty caused by the presidential election, West Michigan manufacturers remain generally optimistic about the year ahead. 

Published in Crystal Ball

After months of depressed oil prices, West Michigan manufacturers with operations in the oil-and-gas industry could soon experience a reprieve. 

Published in Manufacturing

WEST MICHIGAN — 2016 has featured a flurry of commercial real estate news, in a year that’s been defined by dwindling vacancies for developers and rising costs for end users. 

Published in Design Build

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University seeks to raise $10 million through a capital campaign to coincide with the construction of a $37.5 million academic center along the Medical Mile.

Published in Health Biz

A $6 million federal grant will pay for Grand Rapids Community College to train more health care workers.

Published in In the News

GRAND RAPIDS — Given the demand for more engineers in West Michigan, two local universities hope to be the institutions that can step up and fill that need.

Published in Education

For today’s engineering graduates, technical expertise remains paramount, but companies are asking more of their young workers, especially when it comes to so-called soft skills and the basics of business. 

Published in Education

GRAND RAPIDS — Residents of Michigan’s second largest city needn’t fear their drinking water. 

Published in In the News
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