Economic Development

Survey: Michigan restaurant growth slowing

Michigan Restaurant Association, Cleveland Research find sales grew 2.6 percent statewide in 1Q 2017, down from 2016’s 3.6 percent.

June 2, 2017

Muskegon County books record tourism

Hotel occupancy rates crest 50 percent mark for first time in years.

May 26, 2017

Franchise opportunities expand in city

Growing population and career options among reasons for interest in Grand Rapids market.

May 19, 2017

Switch draws tech summit next month

C3 president hopes to bring in West Michigan technology leaders and provide place for conversations.

May 19, 2017

Perpetual growth fuels Switch

Company, which has data center in Grand Rapids, has been constructing daily since 2007.

May 12, 2017

Gardens’ tourists power area businesses

Study finds Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park draws 445,000 visitors annually from outside Kent County, adds $75 million to local economy.

May 12, 2017