May 24

Grand Rapids ranks No. 2 in US for 'finding employment'

Due to low unemployment rates and strong job prospects in several industries, Grand Rapids is the second-best city in the country for finding a job “right now.” Read More

Board shuts down Alliance for Health

After failing to find alternative funding options despite embarking on a new strategic plan, a community health coalition’s board of directors voted this week to cease operations. Read More

Ohio food service distributor enters market

An Ohio distributor of food and supplies to more than 800 fast food and casual-dining chain restaurants has entered the market by securing a distribution building that it expects will create 100 jobs. Read More

Furniture maker expands production space

A contract furniture maker broke ground this week on a 47,700-square-foot expansion that will connect its two manufacturing facilities. Read More

Guild publishes annual beer magazine

Keeping track of the growing number of Michigan breweries is much easier this week. Read More

Hunting app wins TechCrunch Grand Rapids Pitch-off

A company with an app-based hunting and fishing tool is headed to San Francisco this fall after landing a free booth at TechCrunch’s trade conference during a pitch competition. Read More

Nonprofits compete in Charity Challenge

Nine West Michigan nonprofits are competing in a Midwest charity competition produced by a furniture retailer. Read More

Metal parts supplier invests $1M in expansion, 38 jobs

A maker of grease filters and metal roll form products is relocating its recently acquired New York-based operations to the region and pursuing new markets. Read More

Retailer acquires specialty pharmacy

A retailer has acquired a Pittsburgh-based specialty pharmacy and health services company with several locations. Read More

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Senators back to ‘fixing’ non-existent problems instead of fixing roads

Michigan legislators were roundly chastised in April before the statewide ballot proposal to fund road repairs, construction and transportation was soundly defeated by voters.

No-fault auto reform needed for Michigan

If you happen to occasionally observe the innumerable medical and personal-injury ads that litter the sides of our major roads or see them on TV, you can rightly assume that Michigan is very fertile ground for big-money vehicle-related claims and litigation.

Getting to know the millennial generation

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015, the millennial generation or “Gen Y” (those born from 1981 to 1996) is projected to outsize the baby boomer generation as the nation’s largest living generation.
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