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Thursday, 21 April 2022 13:52

Auto parts manufacturer Kenona Industries plans Walker expansion amid growth

WALKER — City officials have approved automotive parts manufacturer Kenona Industries Inc.’s plan for a new 90,500-square-foot industrial building adjacent to the company’s current location south of I-96. 

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 28 February 2022 11:26

New Standard opening first dispensary in Grand Rapids near Medical Mile

GRAND RAPIDS — New Standard plans to open its first dispensary in Grand Rapids with a new building in the city’s Midtown district near Medical Mile. 

Sunday, 05 December 2021 17:15

Construction industry execs reflect on year of full workloads, high costs, curveballs

High demand for new projects has 2021 shaping up to be a banner year for many West Michigan construction firms, even as executives grapple with higher costs and longer lead times.


Thursday, 18 November 2021 16:44

Wheeler Development Group planning 52-unit townhome development near GR

GRAND RAPIDS TWP. — Wheeler Development Group LLC is planning a 52-unit townhome community northeast of Grand Rapids.

Sunday, 24 October 2021 13:14

Renowned health care architect joins West Michigan design, engineering firm

Plainfield Township-based architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE Inc. recently grew its team with Vlad Torskiy, who has more than 25 years of experience in health care architecture and strategic planning.

Thursday, 14 October 2021 15:16

Progressive AE joins challenge aiming for carbon neutral projects by 2030

PLAINFIELD TWP. — Architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE Inc. has joined a national challenge calling for all new buildings, developments and major renovations to be carbon neutral by 2030.



Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:27

Downtown GR riverfront vision includes zip line, amphitheater, aquarium along Market Avenue

GRAND RAPIDS — A new conceptual plan from Grand Action 2.0 outlines a host of downtown development possibilities along the Grand River and Market Avenue corridors. 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 15:27

109 senior apartments planned for Dominican Sisters Marywood campus

GRAND RAPIDS — Third Coast Development LLC and PD Development Group plan to convert part of the main building on the Dominican Sisters’ Marywood campus into 109 apartment units of affordable and market-rate senior housing. 

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 12:40

Cascade Twp. to purchase former ADAC Automotive building

CASCADE TWP. — Cascade Township officials have voted to purchase a facility to use for its consolidated township offices.


Sunday, 08 December 2019 12:32

West Michigan construction industry finds optimism ahead for 2020

Construction and development professionals in West Michigan remain optimistic as they look toward 2020, even though the upcoming presidential election and ongoing talent issues are causing headwinds. While some markets might slightly change next year, industry experts who spoke with MiBiz during a recent executive roundtable said they are interested to see how downtown Grand Rapids developments will spark additional new projects. Many also noted that collaboration and partnerships are becoming key to the industry’s success.

Sunday, 27 October 2019 18:00

GR City Manager takes measured steps amid recent executive departures

GRAND RAPIDS — Faced with multiple departures from leadership positions at the city of Grand Rapids, City Manager Mark Washington wants to avoid being “hasty” about hiring replacements.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 06 October 2019 11:58

Flexco plans relocation to WalkerView Industrial Park

WALKER — Flexco Grand Rapids, a manufacturer of conveyor maintenance equipment, is relocating its Michigan operations to the WalkerView Industrial Park. 



Sunday, 28 July 2019 12:05

Kent County weighs building needs in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County is continuing to study options for the use of its buildings, including the idea of razing a facility at 320 Ottawa Ave. and building a new tower and the sale of 82 Ionia Ave. 

Friday, 19 July 2019 08:54

Kent County to revisit sale of 82 Ionia building, assess funding other projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County commissioners will again discuss what to do with a county-owned office building in downtown Grand Rapids, as well as other building projects, as it decides what to fund in the next few years.

Friday, 21 June 2019 11:39

MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 29 April 2018 15:47

MiBiz Growth Report: April 30, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 30, 2018.

• M&A: New York City-based Standard Media Group LLC, a new investor-backed media company, has entered into a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. of Hunt Valley, Md. to acquire Grand Rapids-based Fox 17 WXMI and eight other stations around the country. The $441.7 million cash deal would create a new media company affiliated with Standard General LP, an SEC-registered investment adviser that manages capital for public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, and high net worth individuals. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in conjunction with the Sinclair-Tribune transaction. As MiBiz previously reported, Sinclair is trying to appease government regulators in a bid to finalize its $3.9 billion acquisition of Chicago-based Tribune Media Co., which currently owns Fox 17. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:00

WMU innovation institute bolsters product design talent pool

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University will launch a new product design institute to create a hub of designers in Southwest Michigan and supply local companies with talent.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:45

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 8, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 8, 2016. 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based architecture firm Progressive AE Inc. has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based AI Design Group Inc., according to a statement. The new company will be headquartered in Grand Rapids and leadership will remain the same, according to a statement. AI Design will now be referred to as a Progressive AE company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Published in Breaking News

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:21

Documents show full scope of proposed project for Grand Rapids’ West Side

Documents released this morning by the city’s Planning Commission outline further details of a proposed redevelopment project along the burgeoning Bridge Street corridor.

Published in Breaking News