GRAND RAPIDS — Demand remains strong for urban apartments, although occupancy rates for the burgeoning market have begun to slip as new units come online.
Grand Valley State University will continue to grow its presence in and around downtown Grand Rapids in 2018. As well, the university also hopes to tap into the ever-changing world of technology and data as a means of improving the learning experience for students. President Tom Haas discussed these topics and more at the recent Business Leaders For Michigan CEO Summit in Detroit.
Expect the U.S. economy to maintain steady growth through 2018 with continued low unemployment, an even tighter labor market that drives up wages, higher business investment and additional increases in interest rates.
Michigan will largely follow the U.S. economy in 2018, with continued job growth and low unemployment.
While inventory remains constrained, the value of commercial real estate transactions continues to gather momentum in West Michigan.
Beyond angel funds and venture capital, entrepreneurs behind startup companies today have an assortment of business plan and pitch competitions to test their ideas and win funding.
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. was struggling in late 2010 when a group of West Michigan investors put up $5 million to acquire the company’s assets.
As the U.S. and Michigan economies remain on solid footing into 2018, economists expect growth rates for personal income in the state to move higher.
GRAND RAPIDS — Opened 18 months ago, Grand Valley State University’s Applied Medical Device Institute will help inventors develop and hone their ideas for medical innovations.
HOLLAND — Jim TenBrink believes he has the invention that’s going to revolutionize the way surgeons are trained in spinal procedures and how medical device companies research and test innovations.