Allegiant Travel Co. is expanding its footprint at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport with the opening of a $42.8 million base.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 30 November 2018 09:47

Ford Airport CEO resigns

After nearly two years on the job, the top executive at the Gerald R. Ford Airport has stepped down.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport said today it was adding its 27th direct flight with a new route to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport from Allegiant Air.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 07 September 2018 13:47

Ford Airport adds nonstop flight to Phoenix

Travelers in West Michigan will have another nonstop flight option starting next year. 

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American Airlines Inc. will begin offering daily nonstop flights to Miami from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport later this year.

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GRAND RAPIDS –– West Michigan leaders believe they made a compelling case for the region to serve as the home to online retail giant Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters.

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials from West Michigan acknowledge the region must overcome long odds in its bid to win the economic development sweepstakes for Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 project.

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Amid a tight industrial real estate market, new construction continues to take hold.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:37

Real estate projects to watch

With a commercial real estate development pipeline that stretches into 2019, the forecast for the industry in West Michigan remains bright. MiBiz periodically checks in on the status of proposed developments. This report highlights several projects from around West Michigan and examines where they currently sit in the development pipeline.

Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, Jim Gill will take over as CEO of the growing Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Having previously worked as the COO and CFO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority in Pittsburgh, Gill will take over an airport going through major renovations and adding flights amid record passenger counts. Gill spoke with MiBiz about his hopes to engage a changing airline industry in continuing the success the Ford airport has enjoyed in recent years. 

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