Economic Development

Hispanic Chamber to host first business pitch night

Effort is part of a bilingual outreach to involve Spanish-speaking business owners.

April 29, 2016

App unites economic development community

Collective Metrics platform helps organizations collect and track data.

April 29, 2016

Michigan corridor meeting set

Public will get chance to examine $1.65M in road projects, offer suggestions.

April 29, 2016

Firms devour downtown office space

Class A vacancy rate reaches its lowest point in seven years.

April 22, 2016

State addresses dearth of IT workers

Switch’s arrival in Grand Rapids will demand even more professionals.

Parking shift begins in Arena South district

Theater development eventually will create more parking, but the short-term might be dicey.

April 22, 2016

Group pushes repeal of restaurant smoking ban

Kent County Health Department is among those in favor of leaving law in place.