Economic Development

Blackford Capital keeps pushing acquisitions

One of the private equity firm’s companies just expanded with a merger.

April 3, 2015

Tourism ROI continues at record pace

Visitors contributed $22.8 billion to state’s economy last year.

March 27, 2015

Teaching small biz owners how to get loans

The SBA is funding Getting to Yes! training at GVSU.

March 27, 2015

Kent County home values back to pre-recession levels

Now there just isn’t enough inventory to meet buyer demand.

March 20, 2015

Land bank gets a toxic surprise

The agency now owns an old plating factory containing dangerous chemicals.

March 13, 2015

Consumers grant fuels ag-tech incubator

Two dozen entrepreneurs with business ideas are talking to the Ottawa County organization.

March 13, 2015