February 27

Firm plans to redevelop school into urban apartments

A developer is planning to convert a former elementary school into urban affordable apartments for seniors. Read More

Furniture maker invests $8.8M in expansion and 206 jobs

An ergonomic furniture maker is planning to undergo an $8.8-million expansion and create 206 jobs — doubling its size and employment. Read More

Downtown hotel expands next door

A downtown hotel is taking over the address next door. Read More

Truck driver staffing firm pulls into market

A staffing firm specializing in commercial drivers has pulled into the West Michigan market. Read More

IT firm names COO

The new chief operating officer at an IT firm has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Read More

Real estate firm joins national franchise

A growing residential real estate firm has made a strategic move to join a national franchise with a strong “lead network.” Read More

Spirit makers medal at American Craft Distillers Awards

A pair of craft spirit makers recently brought home a total of 10 medals from the American Craft Distillers Awards. Read More

The Right Place reports year-end numbers

The Right Place has released its economic development numbers for 2014 in its annual report. Read More

Supermarket chain enters market

A national chain of supermarkets with a focus on "real food" has moved into the West Michigan market. Read More

List Store

2014 Top Area Food Service Companies

2014 Top Area Property Management Firms

2014 Top Area Graduate Business Degree Programs

2015 Book of Lists

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Special Publications

GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
of the Year
Who made news in 2014?
See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists and Impact Award winner.
40 Under Forty 2014   40 Under 
Forty 2014
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2014 40 Under Forty honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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The state shell game with tax funds is nuts

A pall was cast on the beginning of Gov. Rick Snyder’s second term with the announcement from State Budget Director John Roberts revealing the state was $289 million short of projections in the current budget and $527 million below expectations for next year.

Bring in people with updated skills to drive new business

Recent government statistics show a strong trend in employee hiring.

Answer the door whenever opportunity knocks

When opportunity knocks, some seek to shift the blame, excusing themselves from any responsibility for the challenges life might place before them.
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GRM Dec 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 Winter 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.