DeVos Place reports first-ever profit

Although the numbers are preliminary and unaudited, DeVos Place finished the fiscal year in the black.For the first time in the building’s history, the...

Ford drives City of Tomorrow Challenge into Grand Rapids

A new public-private partnership is aiming to engage the public to improve Grand Rapids’ transit infrastructure.Ford and the City of Grand Rapids — along...

Battle Creek market ranks high for corporate site selection

Battle Creek and Michigan are considered two of the top markets in the nation for corporate real estate projects.Site Selection, a corporate real estate...

Kalamazoo votes to incorporate Foundation for Excellence

The Kalamazoo City Commission has voted to create a foundation to replace a portion of its budget, retain a cut to its property tax...

Contract manufacturer plans $3.5M expansion

A local contract manufacturer of medical devices is making a $3.5-million expansion in the area that will create 43 jobs.Medbio is expanding operations at...

Ford airport reports record August

Gerald R. Ford International Airport continues to break traffic records.With 292,135 passengers last month, up 17.8 percent from last year, this August was the...

Workforce agency posts 75 in-house jobs

A workforce development agency is looking to hire 75 employees as part of its three-year strategic plan to streamline services and focus on employer...

Knapp’s Crossing has first bankruptcy hearing next week

Evergreen Properties Principal Steve Benner first revealed his idea to the Business Journal for a lifestyle retail center on East Beltline at Knapp Street...

Residential construction expects brightest year in ‘nearly a decade’

The residential construction market rebound should grow by more than one-third this year, according to the region's home builders association.“I think we will have...

Drug company making $13.6M expansion

A pharmaceutical company is investing $13.6 million to expand operations in the region.Perrigo is constructing a 66,000-square-foot warehousing facility at its existing location in...

Communities create a ‘grand strategy’ focusing on Grand River projects

Several area communities, including Grand Rapids and Kent County, are in the running for millions of dollars from the federal government.A collaborative West Michigan...

U-M’s record-setting innovation yields eight new state businesses

ANN ARBOR -- University of Michigan technology faculty and researchers have a lot to celebrate at their 12th annual Celebrate Invention reception today.The university...

Nonprofits step in to help homeless youth with health care

Five nonprofit organizations have collaborated to provide wraparound health and wellness services for homeless youth.The Comprehensive Health Initiative is providing services to 400 youth,...

State Games’ impact expected to hit $4M

In less than three weeks, the cauldron will be lit, signifying the start of one of the largest sporting events in the state of...

Employers inject value into Jamestown Township

Officials in the Jamestown Township area say it’s a good place to call “home” — and two local manufacturers appear to agree.West Michigan economic...

Agency awards $30 million in training grants

Michigan has increased the amount of Skilled Trades Training Fund grants going to the region’s employers in the upcoming year by 64 percent over...

City reports $187M in new private investment

The city of Grand Rapids’ Economic Development Department on Feb. 12 reported to the city’s Economic Development Project Team on the commitments from businesses...

City adopts GR Forward amendment

After nearly two years of preparation and public review, city commissioners last week adopted the GR Forward plan as an amendment to the city’s...

‘Pure Michigan’ rolls out regional ads

“Pure Michigan” ads are spreading across the Midwest as the summer travel season approaches.The campaign launched yesterday and comes on the heels of new...

Grand Rapids reigns as BeerCity, U.S.A.

The results are in — and Grand Rapids has overwhelmingly retained its title as BeerCity, U.S.A.Grand Rapids tallied 27,005 votes — more than 15,000...

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