November 27

MSU 'tops off' downtown research center

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine recently held a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its six-story research center downtown and shared data on the project. Read More

Mexican restaurant opens on 28th Street

Fifteen years ago, Gricelda Mata opened a Mexican restaurant on 28th Street, and she plans to do it all over again — down the street. Read More

Bank issues RFP for downtown buildings

A bank has issued a request for proposal to developers to explore the next phase for its buildings in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

West Michigan colleges open doors for international students

A report says there are thousands of international students on West Michigan college campuses — contributing to a top-10 ranking for the state — and several colleges' study-abroad programs are among the nation's most active. Read More

Furniture maker wins forestry Leadership Award

A furniture maker has been recognized as a “conservation champion” for its commitment to responsible forestry. Read More

Utility partners with food banks

A utility has teamed up with two food banks this holiday season to help people reduce their energy costs. Read More

Packaging supplier improves color quality 200 percent

A packaging supplier has “really improved” its relationship with a Walmart subsidiary after implementing a suite of color-management products. Read More

Food plant earns Zero-Waste Champion designation

A food maker has recognized a plant in the region as a Zero-Waste Champion. Read More

Concrete firm names VP

A local concrete contractor has a new vice president to lead a division's work in Michigan and Ohio. Read More

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‘Disjointed’ downtown plan replaces realities with idealization

Grand Rapids Business Journal has since last year expressed concerns in regard to components of the GR Forward plan that would amend the Grand Rapids Master Plan if approved by the commission Dec. 15.

Letter: Downtown Grand Rapids is moving forward, not backward

Editor: A public discussion 18 months in the making moves to a climatic stage in December, as the Grand Rapids City Commission considers adopting a 10-year community plan and investment strategy to transform the Grand River into a distinct asset and support the next generation of growth in downtown Grand Rapids — which anchors one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.

’Tis the season for tax-planning opportunities and decisions

The presidential candidate debates have been running on the cable business news channels, covering tax and economic policy views of the candidates.
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