July 7, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Carlos Sanchez was appointed to Grand Rapids Community College’s board of trustees. Sanchez is director of the Latino Business and Economic Development Center at Ferris State University.
New initiatives emerge to address West Michigan’s housing crisis
July 9, 2017; mibiz.com
While West Michigan’s affordable housing crisis may pale in comparison to situations in other larger metro areas, disparate groups are taking a hands-on approach to the problem.
… “(Construction) is not as diverse as it ought to be,” (Jeremy) DeRoo said, adding LINC UP is working with Grand Rapids Community College to break down the cultural barriers associated with the industry. “When you give them more in-depth training, by the time they show up on a job site, they know what it looks like, how it runs and they have the technical abilities more firmed up.”