Two higher educational institutions plan to spend more than $82 million combined to expand their downtown campuses.

Published in Breaking News

The malware attack against a Grand Rapids-based medical supplier serves as a reminder of the constant cyber threats businesses of all sizes face.

Published in Breaking News

Grand Valley State University has acquired the 63,000-square-foot operations facility from Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. on the west side of Grand Rapids.

Published in Breaking News

While optimism for the U.S. economy remains relatively high, many economists and industry watchers are forecasting a period of slow growth in West Michigan’s manufacturing sector. 

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — Over his storied career, John Berry has advocated for the benefits of incorporating design principles outside of traditional creative industries. Now, Berry is taking that vision one step further at Grand Valley State University with the new Design Thinking Academy, where he serves as director. The academy spun off from the university’s Design Thinking Initiative that launched in 2014.

Published in Manufacturing

His first business presented workshops on renewable energy at elementary schools and included solar power kits students could assemble.

Published in Talent

As demand for engineering talent continues to intensify, some West Michigan liberal arts colleges are partnering with larger state-funded institutions to add niche programs to their curricula.

Published in Talent

A year after diversifying its focus beyond alternative energy technology, Muskegon Innovation Hub continues to find ways to reach and serve both entrepreneurs and the greater community.

Published in Talent

Giving up a Harvard University education to help develop a high-tech wearable device for elite athletes might sound crazy to some.

Published in Talent

GRAND RAPIDS — A group of investors hoping to redevelop one of downtown’s last vacant buildings believes energy-efficient infrastructure could serve as one method to achieve greater affordability.

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