City seeks affordable housing project proposals for use of ARP funds

To help allocate $5 million in federal funding, the city of Grand Rapids has put out a request for affordable housing project proposals.

Lake Michigan Credit Union hires new VP of commercial lending

A credit union in the region recently appointed a new leader to its commercial lending team.

Community college plans Center for Automation to boost talent pipeline

A local community college unveiled plans for a hub to train the next generation of advanced manufacturing and automation workers. 

Developers pitch ambitious 375-unit housing project at WWII-era factory in Grand Rapids

A group of metro Detroit developers is eyeing a massive West Michigan industrial site that has for years resisted new construction.

Long Road Distillers launches statewide distribution of ready-to-drink cocktails

A West Michigan distillery is sending its ready-to-drink cocktails across the state.

West Michigan’s economy is a team sport

As talk of a 2023 recession (mild or otherwise) swirls, keep in mind you are not in this alone.

Change-Ups: Bird becomes The Arc’s first full-time executive director

Roger Bird has been hired as The Arc of Allegan County’s first full-time executive director.

2022 Newsmakers: Thomas Cronkright, Lawrence Duthler, Tyler Adams

2022 is a year leadership at CertifID will remember forever. 

2022 Newsmaker: Alex Taylor

After working an infinite number of hours per week to make his dream a reality, Alex Taylor is reaping the benefits.

2022 Newsmaker: Tory Richardson

Gerald R. Ford International Airport was the launching pad for five tech startup companies through the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship (FLITE) in 2022.

2022 Newsmaker: Mark White

An automotive supplier along the lakeshore made news in 2022 for its sustainable applications.