December 18

Student-run portfolio outperforms S&P 500

An investment portfolio run by a group of university students has outperformed the S&P 500 index this semester — and for “several years.” Read More

Brewery sells minority stake to Spanish company

One of the region’s top breweries is selling a 30-percent stake in its business to a brewer based in Madrid — to set its sights on “multi-generational” international growth. Read More

Aerospace supplier wins Boeing contract

The Boeing 777X jet, which is set to take to the skies in 2020, will have Grand Rapids ties. Read More

Snyder proposes 7-percent sales tax for roads

LANSING — Michigan voters would be asked to approve a 1-percentage-point hike in the 6-percent state sales tax as part of an estimated $1.6-billion road- and school-funding deal announced today by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders. Read More
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Start Garden invests $20K more in app

A startup bridging the communication gap between local businesses and their customers has secured another $20,000 in funding from Start Garden. Read More
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Furniture dealer develops showroom downtown

An office furniture dealer is developing a new multi-purpose space that will allow it to be part of “the downtown Grand Rapids creative community.” Read More
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Grand Rapids Public Museum names VP of development

An executive with more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and development is the new VP of development at Grand Rapids Public Museum. Read More
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Businesses share $1.3M for worker training

More than 30 companies in the region have received state approval for grant funding to enhance the skills of their current and future workforces. Read More
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Pork producer invests up to $255M in plant, 800 jobs

A pork producer is planning to create more than 800 jobs after it builds a new plant in the region. Read More
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List Store

2014 Book of Lists

2014 Top Area Food Service Companies

2014 Top Area Property Management Firms

2014 Top Area Graduate Business Degree Programs

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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.
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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Opinion

2025 goal: Educated and trained workforce

As winter graduates cross public stages this month, Talent 2025 released its most comprehensive report on current and future needs of employers in the 13-county West Michigan region, providing a map from that public stage to careers and jobs.
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High-quality child care is good for business

Business managers know this to be true: To prevent absenteeism and turnover among employees with children, it’s vital that workers know their kids are in safe, stable and high-quality child care when they’re away from home.
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Have you formed a personal mission statement?

Every organization must have a mission — a vision, a reason for “being.”
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Will you visit The Tin Can bar — with "80 different cans o' beer" — planned for downtown Grand Rapids?
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Gemini Publications

GRM October 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.