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Nick Manes

Nick Manes

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Brian Walker continues to believe the overall fundamentals of the economy remain strong, but the ongoing wave of nationalism and demonstrations of military might cause him some degree of concern. The president and CEO of Zeeland-based office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. (Nasdaq: MLHR) counts on free and open access for the trading of goods for his company’s continued success. Meanwhile, the continued “geopolitical noise” from external events like Brexit only creates uncertainty, he told MiBiz at the recent Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit in Detroit.

The developers of a mixed-use project on Michigan Street have received an added $1 million in state incentives to offset unforeseen costs and finish the project.

GRAND RAPIDS –– After a largely procedural vote striking down a resolution to boost the inventory of public parking in Grand Rapids, city commissioners will likely reconsider the idea now that it’s gone through the proper channels.

Elected officials in Grand Rapids likely will consider developing and building a new parking structure in the city’s central business district.

GRAND RAPIDS –– In considering redevelopment plans for public property at 201 Market Avenue, the city weighed drastically different options.

Retailers have started to open up shop in the new Fulton Square mixed-use development in Grand Rapids’ Fulton Heights neighborhood.

An Atlanta-based media company with significant holdings in West Michigan voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week, amid an ongoing industry upheaval that’s also affecting competing operators.

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