Kforce implements ‘office occasional’ model

A national staffing firm recently rolled out an “office occasional” model across its locations, including in Grand Rapids, in keeping with the demand it still is seeing for hybrid work.

Shape, Hydro partner on recycled automotive components

An automotive parts supplier on the lakeshore has partnered with a Norwegian industrial company on a sustainable solution for the U.S. automotive industry.

Pine Rest grads are staying close to home

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for mental health care nationwide is extremely high. Locally, graduates of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ psychiatry programs are working to fill that gap.

Soldadera Coffee tallies growth milestones

A family- and Latinx-owned cold brew coffee business founded in Grand Rapids is gaining national momentum.

Midwest can expect industrial growth

A new real estate forecast suggests the Midwest region is experiencing an industrial boom as e-commerce demands continue to grow.

Entrepreneurship growth slows amid economic challenges

After a year that saw unprecedented growth in new small businesses in the state, that growth is being hampered by a series of economic anomalies this year.

Warner Norcross strengthens efforts to diversify employee base

Warner Norcross + Judd’s 2021 diversity, equity and inclusion report shows slow but steady growth, including a new employee resource group for people of color.

LAUP nears fifth decade serving Latinx community

An organization on the lakeshore is marking 48 years of advancing the welfare of marginalized populations with its services, programs and events.

Inside Track: McNeill finds success in helping others

After years working in the advertising industry, Mike McNeill found inspiration in helping others and pivoted to business ownership.

Becoming mobility industry ‘minnows’ is terrifying

The New York Times, in an article entitled “Jim Farley tries to reinvent Ford and catch up to Elon Musk and Tesla,” writes: “Yet Wall Street still thinks that Tesla, which is worth more than $1 trillion, will dominate the industry and that companies like Ford, worth $62 billion, and GM, $58 billion, will become relative minnows.”

Rule change would devastate workforce system

In an incredibly ironic move, the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule change that would drastically reduce workforce services and support at a time when employers and job seekers need it most.

Sickle cell patients need action to promote cures

When our country comes together to solve a public health crisis, we can do remarkable things.









Partners launch improvement program at HōM Flats

HōM Flats recently created programming at its workforce housing developments designed to open doors for residents’ life and career advancement.

Pfizer to invest $120M in Kalamazoo facility expansion

Pfizer will invest $120 million into its existing Kalamazoo facility to support the production of an oral treatment for COVID-19.

Grand Rapids Gold find new home

The local G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets found a new venue, following the closure of the DeltaPlex. 

Black Wallstreet Grand Rapids secures fiduciary partner

A southeast Grand Rapids economic development startup has chosen the fiduciary partner for its $100 million capital campaign that will launch Monday.