Carole Valade joins us to discuss women startups, worker shortages and entrepreneurial businesses in Grand Rapids.
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Business Buzz, monthly meeting with guests from Gemini Publications on what's making business headlines in West Michigan. Today Carole Valade joins us to discuss women startups, worker shortages and entrepreneurial businesses in Grand Rapids.
The West Michigan economy continued its slow growth pattern in April.
West Michigan industry remains stable and positive. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business has released his April survey indicating, and as he puts it, the local economy is “Still rising.”
“If we had to look forward to the summer we would have took at what the auto industry is doing and what the office furniture industry is doing and both of these industries are doing very well.”
This is the time of year when colleges and universities across the country release their economic impact studies. During its Board of Trustees meeting, Grand Valley State University unveiled its economic influence on the region.
What is the economic value of Grand Valley State University to West Michigan, in particular, the tri-county area of Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties? The university estimates its $780 million. That’s up from $730 million last year.
Matt McLogan, Vice President of University Relations explains the “multiplier effect.”