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GRAND RAPIDS –– West Michigan leaders believe they made a compelling case for the region to serve as the home to online retail giant Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials from West Michigan acknowledge the region must overcome long odds in its bid to win the economic development sweepstakes for Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 project.

Published in Economic Development

Amid a tight industrial real estate market, new construction continues to take hold.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:37

Real estate projects to watch

With a commercial real estate development pipeline that stretches into 2019, the forecast for the industry in West Michigan remains bright. MiBiz periodically checks in on the status of proposed developments. This report highlights several projects from around West Michigan and examines where they currently sit in the development pipeline.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, Jim Gill will take over as CEO of the growing Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Having previously worked as the COO and CFO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority in Pittsburgh, Gill will take over an airport going through major renovations and adding flights amid record passenger counts. Gill spoke with MiBiz about his hopes to engage a changing airline industry in continuing the success the Ford airport has enjoyed in recent years. 

Published in Q&A
Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:35

Ford Airport in Grand Rapids hires new CEO

James “Jim” Gill will be the new President & CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Published in In the News

Oral health care manufacturer Ranir LLC has acquired the building where it’s been a tenant for more than 20 years.

Published in In the News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:48

Ford Airport launches new authority

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has officially transitioned to its new authority model after 60 years as a wholly-owned asset of Kent County.

Published in In the News

Investments in rail infrastructure eventually will expedite the time it takes for Amtrak passengers to commute from Kalamazoo to Chicago, potentially cutting travel times by a half hour. 

Published in Design Build

Brian Ryks, executive director of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA), has accepted a new job as the executive director and CEO of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Published in In the News
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