February 22, 2021
Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable, has weighed in to support key provisions of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget recommendation.
MORTGAGES Selected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of Deeds VANDENBERGE, Nathan S. et al, CIBM Bank, Parcel: 411425480003, $345,000 BAKER, Jodi L. et al, Colonial National Mortgage, Ada Twp., $335,000 BRUINSMA, Bradley G. et al, United Bank, Parcel: 412111104014, $464,000 GREENBAUER, Aaron et al, United Bank, Caledonia, $380,000 SIMPSON, Kyle et al, Zillow Home […]
JetCo Solutions, a Grand Rapids-based government sales and marketing firm, has promoted Jessica Sweet to vice president of client services. Sweet oversees the organization’s operations, including the capture (government business development), proposal management, research and General Service Administration departments.
Sungjin Yoo learned early on in life that the devil is in the details — a fact that makes him passionate today about creating legal contracts that minimize risks and errors.
Tax rates are at a historical low, courtesy of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that was signed into law in 2017 by former President Trump. That may change in the near future.
The Citizens Business Conditions Index showed a second consecutive quarter of economic gains as optimism fueled by COVID-19 vaccine announcements and increased election certainty began to outweigh concerns about spiking pandemic cases.
Economics is a beautiful discipline. In essence, it’s the study of balance — all markets naturally seek it, the point where supply equals demand and a stable equilibrium has been reached. On paper, it’s all very elegant.
LANSING — In the spring of 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the Futures for Frontliners program to thank essential workers, but the program also may prove to be an economic asset to communities involved.
I don’t think I have to explain fear to anyone, because if we look around right now in our lives and our businesses there are lots of examples.
Clearly economic development is just one component of state and regional economic policy and programming.
As we begin 2021, the importance of the working together — across all levels of government and community — has never been more clear if we are to speed an economic recovery that is more equitable and more resilient than it was before the pandemic.
A patient dies after hackers launch a ransomware attack against a hospital’s computers, delaying her treatment.
Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, known by most for providing those who qualified with an additional stimulus check worth $600.
Total company sales, new product development, and plans to expand in the next three years remain strong for West Michigan Lakeshore employers despite COVID-19 challenges, according to a Lakeshore Advantage report.
An improved public health environment and the possibility of higher capital gains taxes will likely drive increased merger and acquisition activity in 2021, according to a Citizens survey.
The Grand Rapids City Commission unanimously approved an option agreement with the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) for the sale of a portion of the city property at 201 Market Ave. SW.
Marie Rose is living many a nature lover’s dream — residing in remote Alaska, where she co-owns a fishing business with a focus on sustainability and quality.
Two home brewers in Grand Rapids hope to help people find their Zen with the launch of Zenned Out Kombucha, a kombucha microbrewery coming soon to ecommerce.
Some West Michigan agricultural leaders were recently appointed to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board.
Family-owned and 100% Michigan-made medical cannabis company The WellFlower not only is becoming a big player in the medical and recreational cannabis industry, but also is an advocate for medical-grade cannabis as an alternative to opiate use.
Using food scraps collected from over 300 households in Grand Rapids, Wormies produces organic, microbe-rich fertilizer for gardeners and an emerging industry of cannabis home growers.
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University released its fifth annual 11 Trends in Philanthropy report, identifying trends that will shape the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in the coming months and years.