Economic Engine

The communities that host our campuses are among the state's most vibrant - each enjoys greater economic health because of Grand Valley's presence. Grand Valley creates more than $732 million in economic activity in West Michigan, leading to the creation of more than 10,800 private sector jobs. Our 86,000 alumni are the bedrock of the communities in which they live and work. Our business development centers work every day to help entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed and prosper. Our research centers in water resources and alternative energy preserve and protect our environment. We're nationally recognized as a green campus. The philanthropic community has helped Grand Valley to construct new facilities, easing the burden on taxpayers while creating thousands of construction jobs. For more details, refer to Grand Valley's Economic Impact site.


Grand Valley researchers help boost 'Blue Economy'

If you ask economic experts about what the blue water economy means, they’ll tell you it’s a combination of being prepared for new business growth while taking care of the natural resources, specifically water, that give Michigan and the Great Lakes region a competitive advantage in the new economy. [FULL STORY]







GVSU, MSU sign partnership for certificate program

A new health care graduate program operated by Grand Valley and Michigan State University will help train workers for the growing field of clinical research trial management. [FULL STORY]









PT graduates offer treatment alternative

Scott Hadley, far right, and Dave Asselin, middle, were among Grand Valley's first physical therapy majors to earn doctorates. They joined forces to establish PT 360, which focuses on a new approach to physical therapy. They are well ahead of growth projections. [FULL STORY]



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