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Immigrants now living in Kent County are making a significant impact on the local economy.

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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

GRAND RAPIDS — A growing manufacturer of high-tech food carts could serve as an example of the kind of business development that’s possible in West Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite the many accolades for West Michigan’s economy in recent years, prosperity hasn’t necessarily reached all people in the broader community to the same extent.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing concerns over widespread inequality, economic development stakeholders want to improve their outreach to the growing Latino population in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Published in Education

GRAND RAPIDS — By hiring two economic development professionals who work with the minority community, Start Garden LLC looks to broaden its outreach to more entrepreneurs.

Published in Economic Development

Fifth Third Bank’s $30 billion corporate commitment over the next four years for community development offers a massive pool of money for West Michigan organizations to potentially tap to fund projects and initiatives.

Published in Finance

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will start 2016 with a new executive committee that Executive Director Jorge Gonzalez believes will help bring new ideas and strategies to the 12-year-old organization.

Published in Crystal Ball

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