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Elijah Brumback

Elijah Brumback

Staff Writer

ebrumback@mibiz.com

 Chemical Bank looks to bolster its presence in West Michigan with its first downtown Grand Rapids branch.

Developers plan to convert one of Grand Rapids’ oldest office buildings into 40 market-rate apartments and an extended-stay hotel — and maintain some of its existing commercial tenants.

As an architect, Nate Gillette was instrumental in the design of several key projects in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. He later went on to lead the sustainability focused division of a local energy and environmental firm.

Over the last 13 years, Mike Goorhouse got to know many different aspects of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, having volunteered for various committees and task forces and serving as the organization’s vice president of donor development since January 2012.

A new crowdfunding portal wants to encourage everyday people to invest in Michigan-based real estate projects that support startups and small businesses.

Michigan State University today released a request for qualifications to developers for the new biomedical research facility it’s planning at the former Grand Rapids Press site and neighboring properties.

Arn Boezaart is retiring from the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center on June 30, where he’s served as director for the last five years. Grand Valley State University’s MAREC struggled at its inception, but has since gained footing through its research partnerships and economic development activities as a business incubator. Boezaart sat down with MiBiz to discuss the center’s next chapter.

Sunday, 30 March 2014 22:00

Investment builds in Mecosta County

Mecosta County might not come to mind as a hotbed for development, but the community has been busy lately.

Construction and architecture firms could soon see a more than half-billion dollar business opportunity if voters across the state approve school bond proposals on May 6.

A Grand Rapids developer is planning a 63-unit mixed-use development for the city’s west side neighborhood pending rezoning approvals from the planning commission.

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