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City plans $11M redevelopment of arena

After an anonymous donation of roughly $2 million, a city in the region has announced its plan to redevelop an iconic structure in its downtown. Read More

Plastics maker invests $14M in expansion

A maker of plastic parts for multiple industries is planning to expand its plant in the area and create 54 jobs. Read More

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

Video: Software maker develops virtual reality fireworks app

A software maker has developed a virtual reality experience for creating, controlling and watching fireworks. Read More

Griffins name assistant coaches

Two more former players have joined the Grand Rapids Griffins coaching staff. Read More

Furniture dealer sells to ex-metal exec

The long-time owner of a furniture dealer has sold the business to the former head of a metal parts maker. Read More

GMB installs president

The new president at GMB Architecture + Engineering started out as an intern at the firm. Read More

Business park plans for growth

A business park in the region is focusing on developing roughly 100 acres of land. Read More

Die casting maker acquires company

An international maker of die casting parts based in Arkansas has acquired a company in the region. Read More

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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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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.

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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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.