Economic Development

Analysts say regional economy will ‘have legs’

Executive points to cost of manufacturing, standard of living, tax breaks to help region compete globally.

January 12, 2018

Michigan raises minimum wage to $9.25

Local economist believes hike will have minimal impact on economy.

January 5, 2018

Economic growth expected for Grand Rapids

Professionals express concerns over lack of skilled labor in skilled trades industry, NAFTA.

December 29, 2017

City plans busy year

Issues on the docket include affordable housing, racial equity, police-community relations, infrastructure.

December 29, 2017