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Auto supplier expands production

A maker of direct fuel injection components for the auto industry is planning to ramp up production in 2015 and add jobs. Read More

Restaurant group expands Southern holdings

A local restaurant group has added another 20 eateries to its corporate menu. Read More

$5.5M project looks to transform Arena District building

A building located in downtown Grand Rapids’ Arena District is about to undergo a major transformation that will make it a class-A space. Read More

GVSU identifies business potential in districts

GVSU researchers are helping to drive economic development with a tool that provides access to key data on local neighborhoods. Read More

Italian manufacturer breaks ground on first US facility

An Italian maker of molds for the plastics industry broke ground recently on its first facility in America, which will be located in Byron Center. Read More

Foundation awards MSU $6M for food programs

A local foundation has awarded Michigan State University $6 million in grants for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in the state. Read More

Hospitals land on national honor roll

Five hospitals in West Michigan have made the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's national honor roll for working to improve outcomes for heart and stroke patients. Read More

Amtrak extends summer schedule

As Amtrak finishes infrastructure improvement work in West Michigan, it has extended its summer train schedule through September. Read More

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GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
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See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists and Impact Award winner.
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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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Celebrate Labor Day with partnerships and models

The Business Journal offers an intersect in reporting this week, in regard to new education initiatives and the upcoming national holiday.

Law coach for small businesses: finding, financing business opportunities

Growth-oriented companies constantly prepare for business synergy opportunities.

Acquisition transaction reporting is incomplete, inaccurate

Corporate tax deserters, tax traitor, economic patriotism: We have heard these terms many times in recent weeks.
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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.