Economic Development

Factory to serve up Hudsonville-area jobs

Township, state incentives keep food processor’s expansion in West Michigan.

June 3, 2016

Econ Club annual dinner honors Dan DeVos, Mark Murray

More than 1,600 attendees hear from ex-Fed Chairman Bernanke.

June 3, 2016

Creative class pumps $674M into GR economy

Report reveals Michigan’s creative industry is strong, but job creation is not keeping pace.

June 3, 2016

Furniture industry needs a breakthrough product

Analyst expects that innovation to arrive shortly, maybe even at this year’s NeoCon.

June 3, 2016

Last major film to get state incentives finishes filming in Grand Rapids

Varnum attorney serves as executive producer for ‘God Bless the Broken Road.’

May 27, 2016

New construction fuels retail surge

But without more development, the office and industrial markets are lagging.

May 27, 2016

Thinking outside the box

Employers that have banned the felony box on job applications see workforce rewards.

May 20, 2016

Small biz tussles with red tape

Overtime pay, numerous regulations and health care all are sticking points.

May 20, 2016