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Nick Manes

Nick Manes

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The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) has taken a step forward in its goal of exiting the landfill business over the next decade.

After nearly 20 years, Rob Collier plans to leave the role of president and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations, which is based in Grand Haven. But before Collier departs the position by the end of 2018, he’s still got “a lot of mischief that has to be created yet this year.” In his final months, Collier says he hopes to focus on a couple of key policy issues that are top of mind not only for the Council’s nonprofit and foundation membership, but also for its corporate philanthropic partners. In an interview with MiBiz, Collier also talked about how to prepare the next generation of leadership at the Council.

GRAND RAPIDS –– The Grand River helped to make Grand Rapids “Furniture City” more than a century ago, and now many believe that Michigan’s longest river will soon revert from a largely passive asset back to an active one.

MUSKEGON –– It’s taken years, but demand for rental residential units in downtown Muskegon appears to be on the upswing.

LANSING –– The crowded field of candidates seeking to become Michigan’s next governor offer distinctly different views for how they would shape the state’s economic development policy.

In a new deal, the Grand Rapids office of Colliers International Inc. seeks to expand its multifamily business.

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market continues to restructure long-standing debt tied to a state economic development incentive as it attempts to stabilize its finances.

The path to regulatory approval for a mega-merger of two broadcast television conglomerates could result in the sale of one of their stations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

A collaborative real estate development project on Grand Rapids’ southwest side received its final city approval on Tuesday night and now plans a fall groundbreaking.  

Pathway Management LLC, a Chicago-based senior housing real estate firm that does business as Pathway to Living, has acquired a Kentwood senior living and memory care facility.

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