Diversity can grow economy

Himmelspach, Jake
December 2008
Grand Rapids Business Journal;12/29/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 53, p1
The article discusses the market potential of diverse cultures and ethnicities in West Michigan. The estimated growth in disposable income of the group may lead to new businesses and the ability to attract and retain talent. Global Bridgebuilders founder Skot Welch emphasizes the necessity for diversity in the workplace to the region. He expresses his belief that West Michigan is capable of supporting culturally centered businesses or services.


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