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The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids has permanently laid off 1,021 part-time staffers across seven facilities in Kent County because of the mandated COVID-19 closures.

Published in Economic Development

State officials are again calling for direct federal assistance to support state, local and school budgets that have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, saying this week’s proposal from the U.S. Senate is inadequate.

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State officials have announced a program to boost pandemic safety awareness as well as potentially take enforcement action over noncompliance within the service industry.

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A state lawmaker from Kent County has proposed legislation that would give businesses protection from legal liabilities if they follow state and federal requirements for COVID-19.

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State officials announced a new $8.55 million grant program today that will help cover employers’ costs related to COVID-19 protective equipment.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County’s hotel occupancy has started to rebound since the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a major downtown Grand Rapids hotel operator anticipates only being able to call back half of the 1,200 employees it furloughed in April.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND HAVEN — A coalition in Grand Haven launched a promotion today encouraging people to wear a face mask when in stores, bars and restaurants.

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Congress has passed a sweeping national conservation funding bill that will bring millions of additional dollars annually to improve state and federal parks in Michigan.

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GREENVILLE — The COVID-19 pandemic struck at an unfortunate time for the Montcalm Economic Alliance, which is now struggling to raise funding for its economic development work.

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GRAND RAPIDS — On the heels of divesting from one of its two primary business units, software developer Blue Medora has rebranded and relaunched its retained business.

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