Grand Rapids ranks among worst economically for African-Americans

For all of its growth in recent years, Grand Rapids still has a long way to go to make itself more economically friendly for...

Grand Action considers stadium, hotel and DeVos Place expansion

A professional soccer franchise, a new downtown hotel and a convention center expansion are among a list of proposed projects that could be undertaken...

Beer association taps Grand Rapids for national convention

The Grand Rapids beer scene can’t resist getting more love — not even the homebrewers.The American Homebrewers Association confirmed the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference...

Downtown Grand Rapids names first outdoor movies

A classic silver screen fairy tale — complete with sword fighting, giants, an evil prince and a lovely princess — will be the opening...

Metro Grand Rapids population passes 1 million

Recent census data shows that Grand Rapids now consists of a population of more than 1 million in the metro area, which could make...

Fair Oaks Farms Brands plans 133 jobs, $127M for Coopersville milk plant

Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced a $900,000 incentive grant from the state to induce a second milk processing company to invest in the former...

West Michigan produces 22 of ‘fastest-growing private companies’ in U.S.

Twenty-two West Michigan companies have been named to Inc. magazine’s 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies.The ranking features 126 Michigan-based...

80-store outlet mall ready to go

An outlet shopping destination is opening the doors to nearly 80 stores this weekend in Byron Center.Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. is officially opening...

Grand Rapids metro ranks No. 2 in U.S. for job growth

A diverse economy and the presence of a growing tech industry have helped the Grand Rapids metro rank No. 2 in the U.S. for...

Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and H&M plan stores in Grand Rapids market

Brace yourselves. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and H&M are coming to West Michigan.In an upcoming move that Mike Murray, principal at Colliers International West...

Perrigo moving its North American HQ downtown

Perrigo is investing $44.7 million to move its North American corporate headquarters to Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids in a move that will create 170 jobs.

Craft beer industry grows by 20 percent, tops off state’s economy

LANSING — Want to boost Michigan’s job growth and economy? Treat yourself to a cold craft beer.Michigan’s craft beer industry grew by 20 percent...

Market rate rent: ‘a problem that needs to be solved’

With thousands of new apartment units coming on line in downtown Grand Rapids in the next year, the “market rate” rent attached to them...

Change in diet inspires change in restaurant

Last week, Michael Kulczyk stepped on the scale revealing he had lost 100 pounds since March 1.The simple change of eating a healthier diet...

Grand Action leaders shut it down

Grand Action Committee co-chairs John Canepa, Dick DeVos and David Frey are retiring from their roles within the organization at the end of the...

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. president and CEO resigns

The president and CEO of downtown’s management entity has resigned.Kris Larson, who has served as head of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., or DGRI, since...

Grand Rapids rates among best places to live in US

Grand Rapids was named one of the top 100 best places to live in 2020.

$3.7M conference a ‘big step forward’ in attracting diverse groups

A national conference for a group of African-American law enforcement executives is coming to town.NOBLEMore than 1,200 command-level officials and community leaders from local,...

Ada envisions new downtown

Ron Cook lived in Italy for 15 years while working as the president of La Marzocco, an espresso machine manufacturing company. Now, he owns...

On the horizon

Here is a sampling of projects in the works in downtown Grand Rapids:Under construction:Arena Place, 55 Ottawa Ave. SWOrion Construction’s project includes 101...

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