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The Grand Rapids City Commission will meet next week to consider two potential November ballot proposals based on recommendations to improve citywide elections. The proposals would move city elections to even-numbered years and require general elections regardless of the amount of votes gained during a primary. 

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Birgit Klohs, the dean of economic developers in West Michigan and across the state, plans to retire after more than three decades of leading The Right Place Inc.

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West Michigan’s industrial economy further improved in July as three of four key activity indexes moved back to positive territory after sharp declines this spring from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A coalition of Michigan local officials is calling on the Trump administration to back additional direct budget aid for municipalities in the next federal stimulus package, maintaining their months-long appeal to avoid a lasting recession.

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a disproportionate effect on Black Michigan residents, state officials have declared racism is a public health crisis requiring intentional programs and policies.

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ROCKFORD — Executives at footwear and apparel company Wolverine World Wide Inc. say the actions they took earlier in the year in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic paid off in “much stronger than expected” quarterly financial results. 

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has directed state agency heads to use their resources to clamp down on pandemic-related rules violations and consider safety compliance when licensing businesses.

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TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City-based satellite communications company is the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research contract from NASA.

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GRAND RAPIDS — High school sports communication platform VNN Inc. has carved out a foothold in Washington state with its latest acquisition announced today.

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KINGSLEY — Among the many plans sketched out for the Grand Traverse Science and Technology Innovation Center, the roughly 145-acre location could potentially become a key component in making Michigan a bonafide space state.

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