One survey of 2014 college graduates found that 83 percent were graduating from college without firm job prospects. Given that every year more young people graduate into the same downcast employment market, a higher number of them are deciding to skip the job search and try entrepreneurship or other nontraditional means of work. They have little to lose and, because the barriers for entry are now so low, business owners who deal primarily in information, ideas, or technology can in a variety of non-traditional spaces. This workforce revolution is causing people to rethink their expectations of what an office is and which office characteristics are truly essential for getting work done.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The explosion of housing development in downtown Grand Rapids has started a number of conversations about the general livability factor of the city and the lack of grocery availability in that area of the city. From data made available by JPMorgan Chase this summer, we know that downtown residents make 80 percent of their purchases outside the downtown area and that the Knapp's Corner Meijer and D&W is the most sought out location for grocery purchases.