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A number of high-profile developments in Grand Rapids’ central business district took steps forward at this morning’s Downtown Development Authority meeting. The DDA contributed just under $4.8 million to four different projects.

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Based on strong hiring for electric vehicle production and the solar industry supply chain, Michigan ranked fourth in the nation in the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs in 2014.

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Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy received a $5 million gift from Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman and the Hagerman Foundation.

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Sunday, 08 February 2015 23:20

10 essential elements of a safe workplace

As a first step in building a safer, healthier work environment, the 10 essential elements outlined here will provide a basis on which to develop a comprehensive Injury and Illness Prevention Program. These programs not only save lives, but also increase morale, productivity and save business costs.

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The office furniture held “very steady” as the new year began, according to the latest quarterly activity index from Michael A. Dunlap & Associates.

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The manufacturing sector continues to propel growth in the Midwest region, according to the latest Midwest Economy Index (MEI) released this morning by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Congressional renewal of a series of federal tax credits comes just in time for them to be effective this year.

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A biannual survey of small business owners by PNC Bank found increased optimism and stronger hiring plans for the next six months.

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Business executives across West Michigan feel more confident about the economy than they have at any time in more than a decade. Results from an annual Grand Valley State University survey of CEOs and business leaders in a four-county region generated a confidence index of 70.42 percent toward the end of 2013, which compares to 67.85 percent a year earlier. 

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Long awaited news from the former General Motors stamping plant, now Site 36 in Wyoming, hit today as Portage-based Kendall Electric announced the purchase of a portion of the 90-acre site to make way for a new 100,000-square-foot facility.

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