Economic Development

What do aluminum tariffs mean for breweries?

Local industry leaders are hopeful they can absorb increased production costs.

March 16, 2018

Roosevelt Park receives significant investment

City with less than 4,000 residents seeing more than $5 million in development.

March 9, 2018

Amazon bid reveals area’s weaknesses

Economic development agency’s 108-page proposal included three possible sites for Amazon HQ, with the greatest package worth $2.6B.

March 9, 2018

Gov. Snyder talks talent development

In a speech to the Grand Rapids Rotary Club chapter, Snyder revisits his new ‘Marshall Plan’ for talent.

March 9, 2018

City doles out brownfield loans

Five projects, representing $93M in private investment, will share $1.76M.

March 9, 2018

BLM reveals economic action plan

Goal of campaign is for Michigan to be a ‘top 10 state’ by improving K-12 education, job-training systems, college affordability.

March 9, 2018

Michigan looks to manage milk supply

Construction of $57M dairy plant in Greenville expected to ease overflow.

March 9, 2018

NAFTA loss threatens economy

NAFTA is responsible for $6 billion toward the West Michigan economy.

March 2, 2018