January 23

Manufacturer plans new global headquarters

A maker and distributor of fire protection systems plans to build a new global headquarters in the area. Read More

Foundation gives $2M to trail project

A trail project in the region has been given a $2-million donation by a local foundation. Read More

Entrepreneur invests $3M into Spring Lake

A major redevelopment of downtown Spring Lake is underway, with a member of the VanKampen family at the helm. Read More

Execs buy construction firm

A local construction firm has new owners. Read More

Grand Rapids is out of running for Amazon's HQ2

Amazon has released a list of 20 cities that will be considered for its second headquarters. Read More

Q&A: Marge Palmerlee

Having completed 20 years as executive director of Dégagé Ministries, Marge Palmerlee is passionate about helping those in need in our community. Read More

Health system hires CFO

A local health system has named its new financial leader. Read More

Ford airport books best-ever year

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has broken its annual passenger record for the fifth straight year. Read More

Clothing company producing fashion show downtown

A local company that makes women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry is hosting a fashion show downtown this week to benefit human trafficking survivors. Read More

Grand Rapids' city clerk is retiring

Grand Rapids’ city clerk plans to retire after 33 years of public service. Read More

Carpet maker names co-CEOs

A local maker of custom luxury carpets has appointed two co-CEOs. Read More

City says project pipeline tightens

The city of Grand Rapids has released a report showing the number of projects in its approval pipeline dipped in 2017. Read More

Inside Track: Ambition drives Jbara

He was never the tallest, most elusive or the strongest, but he was always ambitious. Read More

Growth expected among real estate sectors

Lack of skilled labor and a high demand for inventory continue to be key players in the real estate industry in 2018. Read More

Labor woes top survey concerns

Results from the annual Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs survey confirm talent and workforce development, as well as parking and mobility, remain the top concerns of the West Michigan business community. Read More

Security flaws reside in Intel processors

Google early in January discovered nearly every Intel processor could be vulnerable to a security breach. Read More

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Economic concerns must be prioritized

The Business Journal finds reason for continued caution in the reporting of greater Grand Rapids economic forecasts for 2018 and year-end statements summarizing 2017.
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