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Nick Manes

Nick Manes

Staff writer

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Rockford Construction Company Inc. continues to expand its presence on the west side of Grand Rapids.

Orion Construction Company Inc. today announced the formal completion of its most recent mixed-use residential project.

Target Corp. this week announced plans to open a small-format store along East Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing.

As it turns 20 years old this year, Noto’s Old World Italian Dining has plans to grow. The longtime Italian eatery and banquet center in Cascade Township has brought on self-proclaimed celebrity chef Robert Hesse to assist with that growth strategy. A veteran of reality television show Hell’s Kitchen with fellow chef Gordon Ramsay, Hesse is open about his past as a drug addict and drug dealer who also suffered two heart attacks and eventually lost approximately 400 pounds. Hesse spoke with MiBiz about what he believes he can lend to the food culture in West Michigan.

Driven by relatively affordable real estate and a diverse workforce, the West Michigan region has become a growing hub for call centers, administrative back offices and — to a lesser extent — data centers.

As the city of Grand Rapids considers selling publicly-owned land, it hopes to use a new method of engaging would-be developers looking to redevelop the parcels.

In Michigan and two neighboring states that passed Right to Work laws, wages have grown slower than in three other Great Lakes states that have preserved collective bargaining rights.

Grand Valley Protective Coatings LLC, a painting and paper hanging company based in Grant north of Grand Rapids, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Melanie Spring thinks most employers desperately need to update their hiring practices.

Digital marketing and advertising firm Adtegrity Inc. announced today its plan to vacate its current headquarters at 38 Commerce Ave. SW and move to the growing Bridge Street corridor.

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