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Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 21, 2020.
The city of Grand Rapids announced new purchasing guidelines this week that offer up to a 9 percent discount on bids in order to support local businesses.
The state House has unanimously passed legislation that waives penalties and fees for deferring summer property tax payments as a way to help property owners and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With summer property bills representing a major annual expense for businesses, House bills 5761 and 5810 would waive penalties and interest on late payments, acting as a deferral as income starts to rebound after pandemic-related closures. The bills were sponsored by state Rep. Jim Lower, R-Greenville.
GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids City Commission will vote next month on a plan that could allow retail recreational cannabis sales months ahead of schedule.
GRAND RAPIDS — A youth employment program will launch this summer, employing 1,000 Grand Rapids residents ages 15-21.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the state Senate today would allow tribally and commercially owned casinos to launch online gaming months before statewide regulations are expected, as a way to jumpstart lost revenue from the pandemic.
A statewide campaign to amend the state’s civil rights law is examining its next steps after today’s landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court banning employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
International food and drink conglomerate Nestlé SA may be interested in selling a majority of its North American waters business, a portfolio that includes the Ice Mountain brand.
GRAND RAPIDS — A Colorado firm plans officially to open a 35,000-square-foot medical marijuana production facility next week in Oak Industrial Park, where it is in the process of harvesting its first batch of product.
GRAND RAPIDS — About 100 downtown businesses were damaged after May 30 protests of police brutality, causing an estimated $500,000 in damages for window repair and storefront replacement.