Airport welcomes newest tech innovations for FLITE funding

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is piloting new products and services that will revolutionize local and national travel. 

Ford Airport adds bookstore and wine bar

A regional airport is opening a popular travel store which will introduce passengers to Michigan’s wines. 

West Michigan tourism braces for ‘bleisure’ travelers

As pandemic recedes, remote workers are engaging in more ‘hush’ trips.

Grand Rapids airport looks to add capacity with $110M concourse expansion

One of the fastest-growing airports in the U.S. is expanding to catch up with passenger demand and prepare for projected growth over the next 20 years.

USDA grant will help promote Cadillac as off-roading destination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping an area destination establish itself as a premier off-road vehicle destination.

Michigan outdoor economy continues to grow

An incredible aspect of Michigan life is the plethora of outdoor activities available year-round, and as it turns out, that contributes plenty to the state’s economy.

Grand Rapids hotels beat pre-pandemic revenues in 2022 tourism season

GRAND RAPIDS — Hotels in Kent County blew past their 2019 summer revenue levels by almost $15 million during 2022's peak tourism season.

Restaurant Week celebrates local culinary scene

One of the best opportunities to try Grand Rapids restaurants kicks off this week.

Listening Room gets new name

A downtown Grand Rapids music venue has a new name to represent its expanding offerings.

Airline kicks off nonstop Florida routes from Kalamazoo

A new airline is debuting in West Michigan this week.

Ford Airport opens new operations center

Gerald R. Ford International Airport completed its new operations center.

Hospitality guru targets pickleball side venture to bring in more business

George Aquino, vice president and managing director of the DeVos and Van Andel-owned AHC Hospitality company, recently turned his passion for pickleball into a side venture.

WDG to resume Hotel Rose project

A $10 million boutique hotel in Rockford is back on the drawing board.

Ford Airport welcomes new HR director

Gerald R. Ford International Airport recently hired Heather Day, a former Wayne County Airport Authority employee, as its new human resources director to help develop employee-related initiatives. 

FLITE grant recipients bring new tech to Ford Airport

Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced its second group of companies to receive a total of $145,500 in grant funding through the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship (FLITE).

Cascade to begin construction of new $10.9M fire station

A renovation project has relocated a fire station in Cascade Township as plans for a new facility are underway.

New venue brings luxury event design to Grand Rapids

Morenas Event Venue is updating the city’s event venue options with a flexible, open vendor space for weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties and more. 

Ford Airport seeking submissions for art installations

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is looking for local artists to feature in its $110 million Concourse A expansion. 

Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place to kick off ArtPrize

Two Grand Rapids performance venues plan to host over 50 artists for ArtPrize 2022. 

‘Road diet’ to begin in downtown Muskegon

A pilot project by the city of Muskegon on Shoreline Drive is scheduled to begin its first phase.

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