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GRAND RAPIDS — A regional plan outlining multimodal transportation projects and funding priorities for the next 25 years in Kent and eastern Ottawa County has been accepted by federal agencies — a necessary step for the region to get federal transportation funding.

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The Michigan Court of Claims has ruled in favor of a building contractors’ trade group and a Grand Rapids landscaping company who challenged the penalties associated with an executive order on pandemic-related workplace requirements.

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Comerica Inc. economists now expect a stronger rebound than previously forecast for the U.S. economy in the latter half of 2020.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order today moving Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula to the next phase of reopening while the rest of the state will likely follow by June 15.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The May 30 violence following protests against police brutality not only damaged dozens of downtown businesses on the verge of reopening, but also has caused local leaders to revisit efforts to mend the city’s historically strained police-community relations.

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GRAND RAPIDS — A federal contracting firm owned by Waséyabek Development Co. LLC has begun work on a five-year, $161 million contract with the Department of Energy to provide site operations and support services at three National Energy Technology Laboratory locations. 

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Plagued by high water, COVID-19 business closures and canceled festivals, officials in lakeshore communities are developing plans to bring visitors back to restaurants and lodging in hopes of tourists’ return this summer. 

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Sunday, 07 June 2020 09:50

MiBiz Growth Report: June 7, 2020

The MiBiz Growth Report for June 7, 2020.

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The economic freefall from the COVID-19 pandemic may have already bottomed out for the manufacturing sector in West Michigan, according to a monthly survey and activity index.

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GRAND RAPIDS — As part of an ongoing investigation into dozens of discrimination complaints against the Grand Rapids Police Department, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the city are in discussions over a “global resolution” involving systemic bias at the GRPD.

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