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Kent County requests bids for downtown building

Kent County has put a downtown building up for sale after identifying it is not being used to its fullest potential. Read More

Apartment complex sells for $100.4M

An apartment complex in the area has been sold for $100.4 million. Read More

Software maker closes $4.6M in funding

A maker of IT management software has closed a $4.6-million Series A round to fund product development, growing demand and international operations. Read More

Law firm discusses 'top 10' win against IRS

The local trial team that represented a bottling company in an important tax case against the IRS recently talked about its victory, which was called “one of the top 10 tax cases in 2014” by Forbes magazine. Read More
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Seating maker names fourth-generation CEO

A 107-year-old seating maker is undergoing a leadership change this week, as the family owned business welcomes a fourth-generation leader to the helm. Read More
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Communications firm enters market

An East Lansing advocacy communications firm is expanding into Grand Rapids with a new downtown location. Read More
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Real estate firm buys adult club downtown

A real estate firm has bought a downtown adult club and is planning to redevelop the site as part of a “neighborhood renaissance.” Read More
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West Michigan companies rank on Fortune 500

Four West Michigan companies are standing among the nation’s Fortune 500. Read More
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Meijer commits up to $100M to local produce

When Meijer began its partnership with E. Miedema & Sons nearly 80 years ago, Ralph Miedema would hand deliver cabbage, sweet corn and squash directly to Hendrik Meijer and his Greenville store. Read More
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List Store

2015 Book of Lists

Top Area Law Firms

Top Area Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Top Area Employee Benefits Consultants

Top Area Banks

Top Area Credit Unions

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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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Opinion

Power of partnerships moves economic needle to unforeseen heights

Grand Rapids Business Journal opined in 2000 that Jay Van Andel’s gift of the $60 million Van Andel Institute could be considered a far-reaching legacy not just for Grand Rapids but for the state and the world.
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Many savings options are available when it comes to roads

Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare.

Eyes on the road (restrictions)

You have found the perfect building for your client to own or occupy. Your client’s business depends on large trucks to carry materials to and from its site.
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Poll

Are you more likely to buy from a company that gives a percentage of its sales or income to charity?
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UPCOMING

Editor's Picks

Gemini Publications

GRM June 2015   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 2015 Summer   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.