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Uber drives into market

A mobile ride-booking app is rolling out service in Grand Rapids and three other Michigan cities on Thursday. Read More

Italian auto supplier invests $78.4M in plant, 254 jobs

A brake systems maker is planning to invest more than $78.4 million to build a plant and create 254 jobs in the region. Read More

Diversified manufacturer acquires auto supplier in $300M deal

A diversified manufacturer based in Johnson City, Tenn. is acquiring a local auto supplier in a $300-million deal. Read More

Hong Kong company acquires majority stake in printer supplier

A Hong Kong-based company will be able to tap into new markets after acquiring a majority stake in a maker of specialty printers. Read More
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Health system names chief medical officer

The president of a health system’s physician group is taking on an additional role as chief medical officer of the system. Read More
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Construction firm travels north for $6.6M apartment building

A construction firm has transformed an old school in the Upper Peninsula into a $6.6-million apartment building. Read More
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Private equity firm acquires office supplies company

A private equity firm has added to its portfolio of companies by acquiring a maker of office supplies. Read More
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Insurers owe nearly $13.2M in refunds across state

LANSING — The federal government said more than 184,000 Michigan health insurance customers will benefit from nearly $13.2 million in refunds, because of a provision of the nation's health care law. Read More
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Health system names president of hospital group

A health system has appointed a veteran executive to lead its hospital group in the region. Read More
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Special Publications

GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
of the Year
Who made news in 2013?
See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists and Impact Award winner.
grbj50miw   The 50 Most 
Influential Women
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 2014 “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Opinion

Muskegon needs to sustain its rebound

Signs of recovery from the Great Recession are finally beginning to show in Muskegon — the West Michigan area probably most severely compromised.
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Minnesota: A case study of prosperity

Michigan Future –– the think tank I lead –– has just released its latest report: “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States.”
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Everyone needs to do their share when it comes to philanthropy

In response to the question you posed at the end of your inspiring editorial in the July 14 Grand Rapids Business Journal honoring Peter Wege (“Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?”), may I suggest that each and every citizen who lives here must assume responsibility to stand together with others in our community to continue what leaders like Peter, Fred Meijer, Peter Cook, Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos and many others — women and minorities included — have initiated to make this such a great place to live, work and raise our families.
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GRM July 2014   Grand Rapids Magazine

Grand Rapids Magazine is a celebration of all the people, places, art and industry that make this one grand place to live work and play.

   

 
  BLUE Summer 2014   Michigan Blue Magazine

Michigan BLUE is a lifestyle magazine that’s targeted at those with an affinity for life lived on water and the riches that living in Michigan brings.