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This is the 'engine of talent' building Grand Rapids’ high tech/high growth future

A partnership between startup accelerator Seamless IoT and coding boot camps run by Grand Circus is funneling local talent into high tech/high growth positions. After a month of focused training, graduates are equipped to enter the tech workforce, with average starting salaries of around $52,000 a year.

Kyama Kitavi

Rapid Blog: What AfroTech Detroit can teach us about diversity in tech

Kyama Kitavi is an Administrative Analyst in the City of Grand Rapids Economic Development Office. In his Rapid Blog, Kyama Kitavi discusses his experience AfroTech Detroit and diversity in tech.


Bruce Retterath demonstrates use of a telepsychiatry system.

How telemedicine brings healthcare into vulnerable patients' homes

Programs that allow patients to confer with medical staff via phone or videoconferencing have the potential to create more equitable access to health care, but they're underutilized for a variety of reasons.

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Grand Rapids is connecting to the environment, one sensor at a time

If you've ever wondered what's in the air you're breathing, you'll soon have an answer. An open data air quality monitoring project is in the works thanks to partners like OST, the Seamless Consortium, and the City of Grand Rapids.

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Problem solving with real-time data: GR on the road to become a Smart City

When cities launch initiatives to take advantage of that data and that technology, they are considered Smart Cities and Smart Cities are poised to solve big problems. Find out why Grand Rapids is primed to become a Smart City and what that can mean for the city and its residents in the first a two-part feature about Smart Cities.
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