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GRAND RAPIDS — As Fox Motors expands into Chicago with a new Ford Lincoln store, the Grand Rapids-based dealership group is bringing along another West Michigan company to help build its first out-of-state dealership.

WEST MICHIGAN — The joke inside the architecture and construction industries is that if you’re not busy right now, you’re not trying.

As Fox Motors expands into Chicago with a new Ford Lincoln store, the Grand Rapids-based dealership group is bringing along another West Michigan company to help build its first out-of-state dealership.

MANISTEE — Downtown movie theaters fell casualty to the rise of the suburban strip mall, but now that much of the state’s economic development plans focus on urban cores, locally owned independent cinemas are getting ready for their close-up.

HOLLAND — An improving automotive industry has many companies in the supply chain considering additional capacity.

Meijer details $160M plan

Written by | Sunday, 17 February 2013 22:00 |

Walker-based retailing giant Meijer Inc. says it plans to build six new supercenter stores and remodel five others this year.

ALLENDALE — If there’s one constant with a school the size of Grand Valley State University, it’s that construction becomes a near ubiquitous occurrence on campus.

As the U.S. Green Building Council readies the fourth iteration of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and a host of updates to the program, some insiders say the market for green building certifications is primed for new competition.

Two years ago, Brandon Satterlee and Paul Tefft started The Forest, a design firm serving technology, consumer goods, architecture and other industries. The duo of young entrepreneurs sat down with MiBiz to dis- cuss the West Michigan design community, why they started a company here, and what business lessons can be learned from “The A-Team.”

For many patients and visitors, the next trip to the hospital could soon offer some of the same posh atmosphere as the trendiest hotels, not to mention improved care and faster recoveries.

The construction business is something of a tradition for the Stanek family.

Last year’s real estate forecast from Colliers International had encouraging signs for some market segments, while others were expected to limp along like wounded animals.

TowerPinkster, a Kalamazoo-based architecture firm with a long-time presence in Grand Rapids, made its mark on the cityscape with a number of high-profile projects that include renovation of Kendall College of Art & Design’s Historic Federal Building and the Civic Theater. 

The Kingsley building is six months away from completion and the property is positioned to receive a possible additional 20 percent rehabilitation tax credit thanks to its recent designation.

For the past 24 months, Farmington Hills-based Best Homes Title Agency sought a strategic acquisition to expand its operations statewide.

As cities across the country focus their growth strategies inward to urban cores, several state agencies in Michigan are collaborating to build an online commonplace for novice and veteran urbanists alike.

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