Economic Development

Investment study places Ottawa on top

SmartAsset ranks county No. 1 in state; Kent County ranks No. 8.

October 28, 2016

Small power producers predict desolate future

Filings made by Consumers Energy shows utility wants to decrease payments for renewable energy, according to IPPC.

October 28, 2016

Zoo, GR Public Museum fuel economy

Study shows more than 60 percent of visitors come from outside Kent County.

October 21, 2016

Change in diet inspires change in restaurant

Cherie Inn owner Michael Kulczyk develops healthier, vegan-friendly food options.

October 21, 2016

Minor-league sports thriving in Grand Rapids

Despite good attendance numbers, franchises struggle with season ticket sales.

October 21, 2016

Watermark promises ‘business as usual’

COO Craig Smith affirms newly purchased Thornapple Pointe will remain public golf course.

October 21, 2016

Less is more strategically for Fifth Third

Emphasis will shift from adding physical branches to investing in digital banking.

October 21, 2016

Initiative helps vets find jobs

Heather Merrick, a former military member, hopes to aid those struggling to find work after serving.

October 21, 2016

Hop growers expanding

Michigan production blooms from 320 acres last year to 650.

October 21, 2016