June 20

Downtown beer garden project takes next step

A proposed beer garden downtown is back on track. Read More

Couple plans brewery

A husband-and-wife team is tapping into a new brewery experience in the region. Read More

Studio Park plans 'listening room'

A "listening room" for live music is coming to downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

GM unveils Wyoming plant upgrade

General Motors completed a yearslong $119-million upgrade to its Wyoming components plant, creating hundreds of local jobs in the process. Read More

Alum gives $20M to college

An alum’s $20-million gift has allowed a college in the region to create a new scholarship program primarily for “students of color, first-generation college students and students from lower-income families.” Read More

Partners plan $24M apartment building

A pair of partners are planning to transform an urban brownfield site in the region into a $24-million mixed-use development. Read More

Manufacturer invests in robotics company

A local manufacturer has invested in an out-of-state company that makes robotic systems for soft goods manufacturing. Read More

Employee recognition company launching wellness program

A local employee recognition company is rolling out a cloud-based wellness program developed in partnership with a Chicago firm. Read More

Psychiatric residency program graduates first class

A four-year psychiatric residency program in Grand Rapids has graduated its first class of students. Read More

Construction firm hires COO

A local construction firm has named its new chief operations officer. Read More

Retailer opens outdoor coffee business

A local retailer is building on its outdoor theme with coffee. Read More

Health system appoints chief strategy officer

A health system has named a new statewide chief strategy officer. Read More

Bank releases corporate social responsibility report

A bank with a large West Michigan presence has published a progress report on its corporate performance in three main areas. Read More

SBDC producing How to Buy or Sell a Business

The Michigan Small Business Development Center will host a conference downtown this month for entrepreneurs to learn about buying or selling a business. Read More

Accounting firms merge

A Michigan accounting firm with several offices in the region is joining forces with an out-of-state firm. Read More

Health system CEO stepping down

The leader of a health system in the region is leaving her post. Read More

Manufacturer acquires automation company

A manufacturer in the region has acquired a provider of automation systems for the automotive industry. Read More

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Suburban economic growth creating additional regional business impacts

Business Journal reporting this week reflects several large investments in the suburban Grand Rapids markets, including major housing projects, while new project development declines in the downtown.
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