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GRAND RAPIDS –– An array of organizations in West Michigan have launched new initiatives aimed at bridging the wealth gap in a region characterized by vast income disparities.

Published in Economic Development

The tax cut enacted by Congress has Fifth Third Bancorp planning to raise the minimum wage it pays employees to $15 an hour and pay a $1,000 one-time bonus.

Published in In the News

The reform proposal rolled out by Republicans in Congress to rewrite the U.S. tax code creates the proverbial winners and losers, sources say.

Published in In the News

Despite political uncertainty and fears of an impending economic slowdown, commercial real estate and construction stakeholders have faith in the fundamentals of the industry in West Michigan.

Published in Design Build

GRAND RAPIDS — Facing a dearth of high-amenity space in the downtown Grand Rapids market, commercial real estate stakeholders hope developers can soon begin to add Class A office inventory.

Published in Design Build

Fifth Third Bancorp. has quietly put its longtime home in downtown Grand Rapids on the market, the sale of which could reshape the city’s central business district, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

As retail customers and small business clients increasingly conduct transactions online or through mobile applications on their smartphones or tablets, those who visit a branch office tend to do more than make a quick deposit or withdrawal. By redesigning and adapting the offices, PNC seeks to stay ahead of the changing times.

Published in Finance

The sale of the parent corporations for Founders Bank & Trust and The Bank of Holland are the latest deals in a merger trend across the banking industry in Michigan that M&A experts expect will only continue to occur in coming years.

Published in Finance

A resurgence among West Michigan manufacturers, particularly for automotive suppliers, has Class A industrial space at a premium — if not scarce — in the region.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

The planned acquisition of Founders Bank & Trust gives Old National Bancorp a solid footing in the Grand Rapids-area market to pursue new business.

Published in Finance
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