Film fest hopes to pique Hollywoods interest again

An upcoming West Michigan film festival is hoping to raise Hollywood’s interest in the Great Lakes State’s student filmmakers. The Mosaic Film Experience is a...

Tapping into the craft brew business

Dan Slate says his business partner, Jack Hendon, knew he had a passion for the craft beer industry. “He said something like, ‘You really ought...

A unified planning vision is needed for the county

One difficulty with consolidating the city of Grand Rapids and Kent County into a new metropolitan government, as One Kent Coalition proposed last year,...

Market has name and a worldwide address

The much-anticipated $30 million marketplace the Grand Action Committee and the Downtown Development Authority are building on Ionia Avenue SW has an official name...

EDC can help finance projects

Businesses like Clipper Belt Lacer and Ideal Printing, along with nonprofits such as Holland Home and the Dominican Sisters, have financed their projects through...

DDA backs Brookstone Capital project

Brookstone Capital will begin construction on three new downtown apartment complexes in less than two months. The work will mark the third major residential...

DDA approves tax break for key project

While the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority awarded a 10-year property-tax abatement last week to the developer that plans to renovate the Kendall Building...

More manufacturers are investing and growing

City commissioners will hold public hearings next week for five manufacturers that are planning to make investments in their businesses and are asking for...

Its an ideal match

While Progressive AE and Design Plus merged last week to form, perhaps, the largest architectural firm in the region’s history, with a staff of...

BDO exec sees several sources of capital for business

There is money out there for business loans, according to one executive at BDO USA LLP in Grand Rapids — but don’t make the...

Survey reveals traits of innovative companies

Businesses that make a deliberate choice to establish and support innovation can reap a significant payoff for their efforts, according to results of the...

Snyder challenges business at WMPF

The third biennial West Michigan Policy Forum wrapped up Thursday with an address by Gov. Rick Snyder — an appropriate appearance, in view of...

Clinical trials generate cash flow

According to the major pharmaceutical industry organization in Washington, D.C., clinical trials of experimental drugs and equipment take place at many hospitals, clinics and...

Michigan businesses remain positive MBPA survey finds

Ask three people for opinions on the strength of the state’s economy and you might get three different answers. Ask members of one of the...

GVSU continues to pump up the economy

Grand Valley State University seems to be getting greener each year, and in two ways. First, GVSU, its staff and its students invested more “green”...

Regions food industry expected to grow with new market

Downtown Development Authority Vice Chairwoman Kayem Dunn said construction on the $30 million Grand Rapids Downtown Market, being developed by the DDA and the...

Mostly clear sailing for major river project

Members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority obviously had the Grand River on their minds last week: They unanimously committed $131,800 to a...

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