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West Michigan and its Thriving Culture of Social Entrepreneurship

Today I read an article by MLIVE  titled “Michigan Companies could act like non-profits under proposed law” commenting on Michigan’s new Benefit Corporation Legislation – I posted about the new BCorp Legislation a week ago

Something caught my attention in this article:

in Michigan, the biggest concentration of the B-Corp businesses are in the Grand Rapids area, where there are 11 — twice as many as in Metro Detroit

this list  of “B Certified” companies includes Cascade Engineering, The Image Shoppe, & 616 Development, among others.  A real estate development that is socially minded – cool!

It isn’t surprising to me that Grand Rapids, one of the most philanthropic cities in the U.S. is a generator of social entrepreneurs.

With all the exciting development in Detroit, especially with events like Detroit Startup Week, I expect in time to see Detroit sky rocket in the number of bcorps and social entrepreneurs.

e-mail: Jeshua@dwlawpc.com

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