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...

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...

Committee checking into taxcollection process

Members of the Kent County Finance Committee focused on some overdue tax payments last week. According to a report they received from Experience Grand...

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...

Brownfield authority to make reimbursements this week

Members of the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority agreed last week to reimburse Front Street Property LLC nearly $500,000 for the eligible activities it...

County panel gets collaboration report

George Erickcek, an employment economist with the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, gave the first of two reports last week to the Community Collaboration...

Friend of the Court working to improve client relations

Inundated is an appropriate word to describe the amount of communications the Kent County Friend of the Court receives on an annual basis. Over...

State Bar of Michigan is coming to DeVos Place

The upcoming State Bar of Michigan annual meeting has a couple of interesting local angles. First, it will take place at DeVos Place from...

New business court receives good early grade

Mark Smith, a shareholder and litigator for Rhoades McKee, has taken part in the Specialized Business Docket, the official name for what is basically...

Debate focused on ways to close womens wage gap

LANSING — Wages for Michigan women remain much lower than for men, the American Community Survey for Equal Pay shows. The state ranks 42nd...

Land bank makes accounting changes

Changes to how the Kent County Land Bank Authority handles and posts its financial data are coming. The board recently contracted that service to...

Commissioners get stormwater update

Members of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council appeared before Grand Rapids city commissioners last week to present the findings of a two-year stakeholder...

Metro Council offers operating budgets

Grand Valley Metro Council Executive Director John Weiss gave the board a preview recently of the agency’s general operating budget that it is expected...

Kent to review process of selling properties

County Commission Chairwoman Sandi Frost Parrish announced she is creating a subcommittee that will look into the role the county plays in the tax-foreclosure...

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...

Dont confuse politicians with government employees

Like many people these days, I have a lot to say about our government. Most of the time, I’m critical or believe the folks...

Holland and Zeeland And then they were one

After two and a half years of exploration, negotiating, surveying, research, planning, questioning and meeting, there is a new chamber of commerce on the...

They were hidden in the tax code

That’s literally how Gov. Rick Snyder’s office described the late, great film industry tax credits (aka incentives) that he replaced with the stroke of...

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