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  • Q&A: Senator Gary Peters

    of the state, it needs steel and raw materials. This is really a national issue. Interview conducted and condensed by Nick Manes. Courtesy photo.

  • Apartment concerns aside, commercial real estate outlook remains strong

    Stakeholders in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction industries remain generally upbeat as they look toward the second half of the year. Stakeholders in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction industries remain...

  • Civic, business leaders emphasize urban agenda at Mackinac Policy Conference

    MACKINAC ISLAND — Despite generally strong economic activity and considerable private sector investment, even cities like Grand Rapids struggle to keep up with increased demands for public services. MACKINAC ISLAND — Despite generally strong economic...

  • With new joint venture, 616 Development positions for the future

    GRAND RAPIDS — After a half-dozen staff departures and several stalled high-profile projects, 616 Development LLC has struck a new partnership to put the real estate firm back on what it sees as a growth trajectory. GRAND RAPIDS — After a half-dozen...

  • Snyder signs ‘transformative’ brownfield legislation

    Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday signed a package of bills that proponents say will add an additional tool to the economic development toolbox. LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday signed a package of bills that proponents say will add an additional tool to...

  • ‘Good Jobs’ legislation key to securing large corporate investment projects, proponents say

    The passage of a new statewide economic development incentive for attracting new good-paying jobs could pay dividends in West Michigan, regardless of whether companies in the region use it. MACKINAC ISLAND — The passage of a new statewide economic...

  • MC Sports bankruptcy case enters next stage

    With all of its retail outlets now closed, Grand Rapids-based sporting goods retailer MC Sports appears to have entered a new chapter in its three-month old federal bankruptcy. GRAND RAPIDS — With all of its retail outlets now closed, Grand...

  • WMU forges aviation maintenance training partnership with Delta Airlines

    BATTLE CREEK — Through a new partnership with one of the world’s largest commercial airline carriers, Western Michigan University hopes to become a premier institution for training aircraft maintenance personnel. BATTLE CREEK — Through a new...

  • Emerging entrepreneurs wrestle with challenges to scale, grow in West Michigan

    West Michigan continues to attract people looking to start, scale and grow all manner of business ideas. West Michigan continues to attract people looking to start, scale and grow all manner of business ideas. Entrepreneurs are capitalizing locally on...

  • Kent County again weighs selling downtown GR office building

    GRAND RAPIDS — With three offers on the table to acquire its under-utilized downtown office building, Kent County officials now have a decision to make: whether to actually sell the facility at 82 Ionia Avenue NW. GRAND RAPIDS — With three offers on...

  • To overcome struggles, new Grand Rapids brewery scales up

    GRAND RAPIDS — When Edwin Collazo and Dave Petroelje announced plans in late 2015 to launch a craft brewery north of downtown, only one other producer had set up shop in the area. GRAND RAPIDS — When Edwin Collazo and Dave Petroelje announced plans in...

  • Round Barn acquires nearby Tabor Hill Winery

    Deals in the craft beer sector have become commonplace in recent years, but now the deal flow has spread to Michigan’s more mature wine industry. BARODA — Deals in the craft beer sector have become commonplace in recent years, but now the deal flow has...

  • Harmony Brewing plans expansion in Eastown

    The owners of an Eastown brewpub have plans for a significant expansion. GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of an Eastown brewpub have plans for a significant expansion. Harmony Brewing Co. LLC — located near the corner of Lake Drive and Wealthy Street — plans...

  • Downtown GR retailer expands to larger space

    Boutique retailer Apothecary off Main plans to expand its presence in downtown Grand Rapids. GRAND RAPIDS - Boutique retailer Apothecary off Main plans to expand its presence in downtown Grand Rapids. The seller of men’s grooming products, travel goods...

  • Grand Rapids real estate firm plans southern Kent County industrial park

    Vision Real Estate Investment Inc. today announced plans to begin developing an industrial business park in southern Kent County just south of the U.S. 131 and M-6 interchange. BYRON TOWNSHIP - Vision Real Estate Investment Inc. today announced plans...

  • Q&A: Jon Lanning, President of Inontime Inc.

    As the co-owners of Zeeland-based trucking, warehousing and logistics firm Inontime Inc., Jon Lanning and business partner Eric Bruins have tried to build a culture based on trust and entrepreneurship, where every one of the more than 300 employees has...

  • Small business M&A requires patience and financial savvy

    As Neil Brown and Wade Thompson considered acquiring Central Interconnect Inc. late last year, they found themselves interested in the opportunity the company presented. As Neil Brown and Wade Thompson considered acquiring Central Interconnect Inc....

  • School districts turn to taxpayers to support building, tech upgrades

    Even as West Michigan’s economy continues to improve, its public education system faces considerable uncertainty. Even as West Michigan’s economy continues to improve, its public education system faces considerable uncertainty. Since the mid 1990s, the...

  • Kent County Land Bank balances inventory and affordable housing pressures

    As executive director of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, David Allen thinks his organization contributes to more affordable housing options in the greater Grand Rapids area. As executive director of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, David Allen...

  • Outdoor goods retailers eye West Michigan shopping centers

    Even as headlines about the death of brick-and-mortar retail continue to pile up, niche retailers from outside the market continue to eye West Michigan for expansion. GRAND RAPIDS - Even as headlines about the death of brick-and-mortar retail continue...


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