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Status of the sharing economy: Airbnb celebrates one year of homesharing in Grand Rapids

It's here, it's on the rise, and even Hillary has an opinion on it. It's the sharing economy, and it's changing the way people commute to work, stay in new cities, and grab a ride home from the bar. Wonder about the state of the sharing economy in West Michigan? Read on this week for a look at how Airbnb is faring in Grand Rapids in the second of a three-part Rapid Growth series.


RapidChat: Erica Lang

Back in November of 2013, Rapid Growth Media covered Erica Lang and Brooke Ruble during the adolescent stage of their company, Woosah Outfitters. Nearly two years later, we follow up with Erica (who is now the sole owner) on the progression of the enterprise, dig a little bit deeper into the mind of Miss Lang, and see what awakens her creative senses. 


Local software company Blue Medora flies under the radar, even as sales blast off

With an admittedly 'unsexy' focus on a small niche in the software field, Grand Rapids' Blue Medora may never become a household name, even in their home city. But they’ve quickly established an elite profile within their field, and have grown into one of Grand Rapids' largest and most promising software startups.

Sarah LeSage

What We've Lost: The community impact of invasive species

Invasive species are costly to Michigan cities and their residents, negatively affecting everyone's quality of life. Here's some of what we've lost to invasive species and how we can prevent future invasives from causing similar damage.

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