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Grand Rapids-based financial technology firm expanding operations

Tiicker Grand Rapids headquarters
Clark Communications
Clark Communications
Tiicker Grand Rapids headquarters

Michigan continues positioning as a location supporting high-tech investment and growth.

Tiicker launched its app focused on direct-to-shareholder marketing in 2020. At its website, Tiicker describes its vision as “rewarding individual investors with discounts, deals and gifts from the companies they own and convert brand champions into shareholders.”

As the world’s largest shareholder loyalty platform, its founder and CEO Jeff Lambert says the company has experienced triple-digit user growth over the past year. It was determined expanding its staff is necessary meeting demand. Currently, Tiicker employs seven employees at its Detroit and Grand Rapids locations. The plan is to create 73-high-wage jobs over the next three years. But where to expand?

Tiicker considered locations in Florida, Missouri and New York, but decided Grand Rapids offered an appealing work/play lifestyle for attracting talent.

Tiicker will make a $4.8 million capital investment at its downtown Grand Rapids headquarters.

Regional economic development organization The Right Place, assisted Tiicker. The project is receiving a $510,0000 Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.