Grand Rapids-based technology company TiiCKER is set to expand its operations in the city after receiving a grant of up to $510,000 from the Michigan Business Development Program. The grant was awarded through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and The Right Place, an economic development organization based in Grand Rapids. The funding is expected to create 73 full-time jobs by 2026.
TiiCKER helps businesses deliver shareholder benefits, allowing investors to access perks such as discounts and exclusive offers from their portfolio companies. The tech company, which started in 2020, is currently headquartered at 61 Commerce Ave. SW near Oakes Street in downtown Grand Rapids and also has employees in Detroit.
The expansion of TiiCKER’s operations will bring more high-tech jobs to Grand Rapids, boosting the local economy and providing new opportunities for skilled workers. As per the report, TiiCKER plans to hire additional staff across various departments including engineering, product development, marketing and customer service.
This news comes as a welcome boost for Grand Rapids’ growing tech sector, which has been attracting increasing investment and attention in recent years. The city’s vibrant startup scene has been bolstered by initiatives such as Start Garden, a venture capital fund that supports early-stage entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship.
TiiCKER’s decision to expand its presence in Grand Rapids reflects the city’s reputation as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. With its thriving tech ecosystem and supportive business environment, Grand Rapids is well-positioned to attract further investment from companies looking for a dynamic location to grow their operations.
Principally, this latest development demonstrates that Michigan continues to be an attractive destination for high-growth startups seeking funding and support. By partnering with organizations like The Right Place and leveraging programs such as the Michigan Business Development Program, companies like TiiCKER can access the resources they need to succeed while contributing to local job creation efforts.