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RB Cindy Brown

Rapid Blog: Cindy Brown on how talent attraction is more than billboards

In this Rapid Blog, Cindy Brown, Vice President of Talent Initiatives at The Right Place, explores the complexity of talent attraction in West Michigan.

UIX Code

UIX: 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.

UIX

UIX: When the future comes to West Michigan, will we be ready?

The future is on its way in the form of advanced technologies and artificial intelligence. In some corners of West Michigan, it's already here, and it's changing the ways we connect with each other, the ways we work with each other, and the ways we write new laws. But, the question remains: Are we ready to embrace it?

Medical

Building a major medical center means world-class research: Local scientists make it happen

Here in West Michigan, medical institutions are creating diverse teams and forging new collaborations in research, solidifying the city's evolving role as a leading medical center.

Mary Brown

Rapid Blog: Mary Brown looks from the future's edge, reimagining work and community

Futurist Mary Brown discusses technology's role in our evolving communities, exploring the need for equity in health, transportation, the environment, and more.
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