Hundreds of creative professionals in metro Grand Rapids have been working for weeks on projects for NeoCon, the premier show for the office furniture industry. Here's what it means to the design community.
The Dart family built an industrial monolith from humble beginnings and a humble product: the foam cup that lets a person hold hot coffee. Now Dart has expanded into paper products.
West Michigan businesses are getting behind a $15 million to $20 million project expected to transform a section of Michigan's longest river that flows through downtown Grand Rapids into a churning whitewater course.
While corporate America is starting to discover the advantages of using expensive HDTV "wormholes" -- continuously running video links between distant locations -- web developers at Mozilla Corp. have cobbled together systems for under $2,000.
The result: sight gags and proud parents showing off newborns. And just like at home, all of the fun takes place in the kitchen.
Steelcase researchers are experimenting with anybots and wormholes -- continuous high-definition video links between distant locations -- to extend a person's ability to connect without physically being there.
The metro Grand Rapids region has seen remarkable growth in knowledge-economy companies throughout the Great Recesion -- without the need for government incentives.
The Battle Creek region is banking on its expertise in food science and manufacturing to prosper.