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Thursday, 12 August 2021 16:58

Second mixed-use building approved for GR Boston Square Together development

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Planning Commission has approved final site plans for the second building that will be constructed as part of the Boston Square Together development along Kalamazoo Avenue SE on the city’s south side.

Monday, 09 August 2021 16:25

West Mich. redevelopment projects awarded $4.6M in state brownfield funding

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy recently awarded $4.6 million in brownfield grants and loans to five redevelopment projects on contaminated properties in West and Southwest Michigan. 

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:32

Logistics, data security company breaks ground on $2.8M project in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Logistics and data security company MCPc Inc. broke ground today on its $2.8 million facility that’s expected to bring at least 75 new and existing jobs to the city’s Madison Square neighborhood. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 23 May 2021 12:47

Nonprofits partner on new early childhood education center in southeast Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — A trio of nonprofits are partnering to develop a roughly $5 million facility this fall to help meet ongoing needs for early childhood education in a historically disadvantaged part of the city.

Published in Nonprofits
Thursday, 15 April 2021 05:00

Logistics, data company bringing nearly 100 jobs to GR neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS — A Cleveland-based logistics and data security company is the future tenant of a vacant industrial site on the city’s south side.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 12:28

Brownfield incentives approved for first phase of industrial redevelopment in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Amplify GR and Rockford Construction Co. were awarded about $2.2 million in tax incentives Tuesday to redevelop an industrial site on the city’s south side for a data management company.


Thursday, 27 August 2020 14:12

Community agreement, zoning changes approved for GR development

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids City Commission has approved zoning changes and a community partnership agreement meant to enforce social equity for the planned Boston Square Together mixed use development on the city’s southeast side.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 13:15

Developers, neighbors build support for ‘Boston Square Together’ project

GRAND RAPIDS — A proposed Community Partnership Agreement aims to build neighborhood support for a major redevelopment addressing housing equity on the city’s southeast side, though some local officials say the project is moving too quickly.

Sunday, 21 June 2020 16:06

Groups say their assistance with Kent County relief fund merits compensation

  GRAND RAPIDS — In partnering on a $25 million small business relief fund, Kent County and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce want to tap a number of community and entrepreneurial support organizations to get the word out to companies and provide volunteers to vet grant applicants. 

Published in Finance

Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:00

Developers try to fill needs in affordable senior housing

GRAND RAPIDS — Local developers are working to increase access to affordable housing for seniors who want to remain in their neighborhoods. 

Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:15

Amplify GR’s plans for Boston Square redevelopment move forward

GRAND RAPIDS — After getting the first step in the approval process from the city, nonprofit developer Amplify GR still has more steps to take before beginning a large-scale development proposed in the Boston Square neighborhood.

Thursday, 09 January 2020 17:07

Planning Commission approves Amplify GR’s mixed-use Boston Square project

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Planning Commission today approved a conceptual plan for a large-scale mixed-use district in the city’s Boston Square neighborhood.


Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:00

Growth Report: January 6, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for January 6, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 December 2019 17:34

Amplify GR proposes 9-acre mixed-use redevelopment in Boston Square neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS — Amplify GR is proposing a large-scale mixed-use district in the city’s Boston Square neighborhood. 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 08:47

Growth Report: Oct. 26, 2019

MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 26, 2019.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:56

Roofing company relocates to southeast Grand Rapids neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS — NaturaShield LLC, a Grand Rapids-based energy efficient roofing company, has relocated to the Cottage Grove neighborhood on the city’s southeast side.

Friday, 12 January 2018 10:14

Advanced Technology Recycling moves to southeast Grand Rapids

B&K Technology Solutions Inc. (which does business as Advanced Technology Recycling) has moved its Grand Rapids operations to a 25,000-square-foot facility on Cottage Grove St. SE, the company announced this week.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:11

DeVos-backed development nonprofit regroups to address community mistrust

GRAND RAPIDS — The would-be developers of approximately 35 acres of property in southeast Grand Rapids are stepping back from their plans, at least for now.