Seidman College of Business

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economic Index Perks Up — Except For Hiring

The West Michigan industrial economy experienced continued growth in the latest survey of corporate purchasing managers conducted by Brian G. Long, director of supply management research at Grand Valley State Univeresity’s Seidman College of Business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Business Survey Shows Continued Slow Growth

The West Michigan industrial economy continues to grow slowly, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economy Perks Up In September

The West Michigan industrial economy has returned to slow growth, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economy Turns Slightly Negative

The West Michigan industrial economy has turned slightly negative, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of supply management research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2013

The west campus of Western Michigan University. WMU photo.

New Study From WMU, Grand Valley To Gather Data On Family Businesses

Family owned businesses have a great social and economic impact on West Michigan, yet officials at Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University say little data is available on the number, needs, or characteristics of these businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

Survey: West Michigan Economy ‘Continuing To Improve’

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is gaining strength, while the national economy is far less robust, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/14/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

Report: West Michigan Culture For Entrepreneurship Improving

The culture has improved for entrepreneurship in West Michigan, according to a new report by Grand Valley State University researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013

Grand Valley State University's Grand Rapids campus. Wikimedia Commons photo.

GVSU Offers Venture Plan Online Course

The new Venture Plan Online course, offered by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, is designed to help build and update business plans in an online setting, while still providing individual assistance from an industry business consultant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economy Continues Advance

The West Michigan industrial economy is “up a little more,” according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

GR Purchasing Managers Find Area’s Economy Flat

The West Michigan industrial economy is “dead flat,” according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013

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