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More than 50 new high-tech jobs are being created in Grand Rapids

Grand River, downtown Grand Rapids
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Grand River, downtown Grand Rapids

Payload CMS commitment to the region further positions Grand Rapids as Midwest tech hub.

Payload CMS is a Grand Rapids-based content management solutions company assisting businesses with management of digital content at scale. It’s a Silicon Valley-funded start-up founded in 2018.

Currently, Payload CMS employs 10 full-time workers, but with demand for its products, there’s a need for significant expansion. Sites in California, Florida and New York were explored, but leadership determined Grand Rapids area’s talent base stood out. It will invest $875,000 into its Grand Rapids headquarters, adding 1,600 square feet. Payload will create 55 high-wage tech jobs in the process.

Regional economic development organization, The Right Place, is assisting with the process.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is supporting the project with a $302,500 performance-based 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.