Economic developers from across the state recently partnered to form Economic Development Leaders for Michigan to protect and advance economic development initiatives through legislative advocacy.
Spectrum Health significantly expanded its fleet of service robots since introducing the first two to Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals in 2007.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Jairleen Zuiderveen hasn’t let life’s hard knocks derail her from achieving her dream of owning a hair salon where men can feel comfortable and confident.
After taking professional photos for 18 years, Russ Climie, owner of Tiberius Images, has finally opened his own photography studio, but it is not your conventional studio.
An economic development nonprofit on a mission to help create equitable opportunities for small businesses in West Michigan is celebrating the successful completion of one loan program geared toward COVID-19 recovery and working to launch another.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a 2021 state budget this week that restores much-needed training dollars for companies in need of skilled workers.
Grand Rapids city officials recently reported positive progress in the first year of its four-year strategic plan.
The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology is converting its planned in-person, two-day conference on community prosperity to a mostly virtual, eight-month series.
Local First is giving West Michigan residents a new resource for finding and keeping up with local businesses.
Kent County announced it will allocate $5 million to businesses closed by executive order as of Aug. 1.
To help residents learn more about the plan and have an opportunity to ask questions, the city is hosting eight open houses next week.
The state’s business roundtable is committing to an “intense focus” on eliminating racial inequities in Michigan with key board members at the helm.
A multiorganization partnership unveiled a plan for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for new Americans in Kent County.
Michigan will receive the lion’s share of Huntington Bank’s recent $20 billion pledge to its seven-state footprint, and the bank’s West Michigan region president sees it as a fitting move given the level of need.
Kent County awarded First Steps Kent $450,000 in federal CARES Act dollars to assist licensed child care providers in meeting the needs of new health and safety requirements.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport entered phase one of its goal to welcome nonstop international commercial passenger flights.
Building Bridges Through Education, an initiative of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, launched BBTE Fellows, a pilot fellowship for Latinx students across Michigan.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded a $68,250 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission.
The Rapid, in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and the cities of Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming, will host three community events in early October as part of the Division United project.
Comerica Bank is contributing $112,000 to Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to aid West Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses.