When it comes to sparking growth with innovative, social good, West Michigan consistently astounds. From the technology sector to community gardens, from group bicycle rides to business incubators, from small business to big name donors, Michigan’s Grand Valley is truly the fertile epicenter of growth and sustainable effort.

To document these efforts, Rapid Growth Media has retained me as editor for its Urban Innovation Exchange section, which the innovative people and projects transforming West Michigan.

Columns and features are published weekly, with photography by Steph Harding. The UIX digital presence is also a responsibility of mine, with help from Steph, of course. We also publish a blog that looks at the data behind UIX content, and illustrates that in unique, open-source methods.

Find our content on Rapid Growth Media's site, under the features tab. Or, follow this link to a convenient, tagged list.