Grand Rapids Ranked One of Top 4 Cities to Start Tech Career
Our very own city, Grand Rapids, Michigan, has evolved to become one of the top medical destinations in the country, not only for quality health care and access to top notch doctors and skilled nursing in all fields, but in medical research and development as well.
The good news is that growth continues. But, a question lingers, Is That All There Is? Where do we go, and grow from here?
Business and government leaders have been quietly pushing forward to grow our tech industry. And that push, or growth, has been recognized by the popular finance news website Yahoo Finance. The just cited Grand Rapids as one of the best cities to start a career in technology in its Aug. 23 article titled “4 Best Cities to Start a Tech Career.”
According to the story, "The pandemic accelerated the tech industry's exodus out of its ancestral homeland of Silicon Valley." With remote work becoming the norm, the workforce can move anywhere in the country, especially somewhere with a better cost of living.
Andrew Lisa, the article's author, chose Grand Rapids as one of these emerging hubs. Lisa goes on to speak about The Right Place's tech strategy for the Greater Grand Rapids area. He says:
"Grand Rapids will be the most significant tech cluster in the Midwest by 2031. It is currently estimated "that 5% of the economy and 5% of the jobs in Grand Rapids are currently in tech -- and they're on pace to double those numbers to 10% each within a decade."
In case you didn't know, The Right Place has been in operation since 1985. The Right Place, Inc. is a regional economic development organization funded through investments from the private and public sectors. The Right Place focuses on productivity, innovation, and the retention, expansion, and creation of quality employment and companies in the Greater Grand Rapids region.
We certainly are in The Right Place at The Right Time!