economy

Grand Rapids is #1 in U.S. for Job Growth
The economy of Grand Rapids, and its metro areas, keeps getting better!
A study done by Headlight Data, a website that collects data on economics and the workforce, found that Grand Rapids had the highest rate of job growth in 2016 compared to any other state in the country...
Grand Rapids Economic Recovery Ranked Among Nation’s Top 20
Good economic news for Grand Rapids.  The Brookings Institute has ranked the Grand Rapids metropolitan area's economic recovery among the top 20 in the country.
Brookings Institute report gathered data from the nation's 100 largest metro areas.  The report considers changes in employment, unemploymen…
Is Cost The Of College Worth It’s Weight In Gold?
The value of gold is at an all time high, and choosing the right college can sometimes cost a pretty penny or small fortune.  So, is getting an undergrad degree worth its weight in gold upon entering the job force??
This isn't a new question for parents and high schoolers who are gearing up for what'…
Holiday Tipping Etiquette
During the holidays we find ourselves wanting to tip our service providers: the mailman, the babysitter, our hairdressers, and that's been customary practice for years. But, these are different (and for some, desperate) times. We can't as frivolously throw an extra twenty some one's way because we'r…