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Lakeshore software company looks toward a big future in smart products

Holland smart software company Spindance plans to expand their area footprint and polish up their brand with a new office in Grand Rapids and a website re-design. Steven Thomas Kent peeks inside to report on their savvy approach to smart technology.


UIX: Kim Dabbs keeps innovative education at forefront of WMCAT

"WMCAT has this amazing opportunity to find new approaches to education, blending the two models of traditional education and what we could consider social entrepreneurship," says Kim Dabbs, executive director of WMCAT. Kelly LeCoy checks in to see what's new at WMCAT in this week's Urban Innovation Exchange.


In West Michigan's booming tech scene, talent is the final piece of the puzzle

Local technology companies frequently can’t find enough trained professionals to fill their ranks, but the team behind West Michigan Tech Talent aims to help close the gap.

Ashley Cole in her home office.

New ways of working in West Michigan, part two

For an increasing percentage of the local workforce, going to work no longer means commuting to a corporate office from nine to five. John Rumery takes a look at some non-traditional environments in this two-part series that showcases West Michigan's best co-working spaces as well as some unusual mobile working arrangements.


MAPAS: How better information makes better communities

In the quest for better communities, knowing is half the battle, and MAPAS and Community Profles are making the right information available locally. J. Rae Young sits down with Jeremy Pyne to find out about the tools West Michigan is using to build tomorrow's neighborhoods.
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