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  • Q&A: David Abbott, Executive Director, Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts

    The Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts turns 50 next year and for the first time in its history has a full-time paid executive director. David Abbott hopes to continue the Festival’s tradition as a celebration of art, music and international cuisine,...

  • GR hotel rates push upward amid construction boom

    GRAND RAPIDS –– New data on hotel rates across the Midwest offered some sobering analysis on the cost of a room in downtown Grand Rapids. GRAND RAPIDS –– New data on hotel rates across the Midwest offered some sobering analysis on the cost of a room in...

  • GR Planning Commission recommends opening city to medical marijuana industry

    Planning commissioners in Grand Rapids on Thursday offered regulatory recommendations to bring the burgeoning medical marijuana industry to the city. GRAND RAPIDS — Planning commissioners in Grand Rapids on Thursday offered regulatory recommendations...

  • Amazon formally identified as user of planned Gaines Township distribution facility

    After months of secrecy, Amazon.com Inc.’s interest in a proposed Kent County facility is now official. LANSING –– After months of secrecy, Amazon.com Inc.’s interest in a proposed Kent County facility is now official. The board of the Michigan...

  • Plaza Roosevelt development gets city support, affordable housing funding still uncertain

    A collaborative development project on Grand Rapids’ southwest side continues to take shape, even while the fate of planned a affordable housing component remains uncertain. GRAND RAPIDS –– A collaborative development project on Grand Rapids’ southwest...

  • Rapid transit agency hires deputy CEO

    The Interurban Transit Partnership, the organization that operates The Rapid bus transit system around the Grand Rapids metro area, announced on Tuesday that it had hired a new member for its executive team. GRAND RAPIDS –– The Interurban Transit...

  • Distribution center linked to Amazon gets final approval from Gaines Township

    The developers behind a nearly 1 million-square-foot distribution facility received their final municipal approval on Monday evening. GAINES TOWNSHIP — The developers behind a nearly 1 million-square-foot distribution facility received their final...

  • Housing developers struggle with ROI for costly abatements

    GRAND RAPIDS — When New Development Corp. rehabilitates older homes before selling them to qualified low-income families, the organization takes great care to remove contaminants like lead. GRAND RAPIDS — When New Development Corp. rehabilitates older...

  • After 4 years, development still slow along GR’s Silver Line bus route

    GRAND RAPIDS — The old adage that development follows transit has proven slow to materialize along the Silver Line bus rapid transit (BRT) route through southern Kent County. GRAND RAPIDS — The old adage that development follows transit has proven slow...

  • Q&A: Ira Bryck

    On May 22 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, the Family Business Alliance of Grand Rapids is hosting a seminar on effective family meetings and family councils for owners and members of familyowned companies. The keynote speaker at the event is Ira...

  • Call to Action: As education results in Michigan slip, stakeholders mobilize

    Michigan’s beleaguered K-12 public education system continues to take a beating from the state’s business groups. Michigan’s beleaguered K-12 public education system continues to take a beating from the state’s business groups. A March study released...

  • From Boardroom to Classroom: Execs-turned-educators bring practical knowledge to students

    A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the classroom. A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the...

  • Two large Wyoming apartment complexes hit the market

    Two apartment complexes in suburban Grand Rapids are back on the market after being purchased in 2015 for almost $100 million. WYOMING — Two apartment complexes in suburban Grand Rapids are back on the market after being purchased in 2015 for almost...

  • Reports: Michigan economy, ranking as business-friendly state improve

    New economic data shows Michigan’s economy continues to improve, even as the state remains in the middle of the pack for business according to a ranking from national executives. New economic data shows Michigan’s economy continues to improve, even as...

  • Concept Design acquired by global architecture firm

    Concept Design Group has been acquired by Ghafari Associates Inc., a Dearborn-based global architecture, engineering and construction services firm. DEARBORN –– Concept Design Group has been acquired by Ghafari Associates Inc., a Dearborn-based global...

  • Q&A: Stacie Behler, Meijer Inc.

    Stacie Behler wants to see more women in top leadership roles at West Michigan companies and nonprofits. The Meijer executive in charge of public affairs and corporate communications — and the retailer’s former senior legal counsel — was recently...

  • Three perspectives on the changing nature of the retail industry

    It’s been a tumultuous time for large retailers as consumers gravitate to the convenience of e-commerce and consciously shift their buying habits to local options. As these shifts continue to drive change and stress in the retail industry, many...

  • Fate of Rivertown Crossings reflective of broader retail uncertainty

    The uncertain future of Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville has cast a pall over West Michigan’s retail real estate market, where demand from new entrants is strong but places to put them remain in short supply. The uncertain future of Rivertown...

  • West Michigan retailers adapt to changing dynamics

    The local and national retail industry faces many headwinds, but reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. The local and national retail industry faces many headwinds, but reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. In spite of the...

  • Laura Bell stepping down as CEO of Bell’s Brewery

    Laura Bell will step down as CEO of Bell’s Brewery Inc. on May 18. KALAMAZOO –– Laura Bell will step down as CEO of Bell’s Brewery Inc. on May 18. The top executive of the Southwest Michigan-based brewery, the seventh largest in the nation, informed...


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