Economic Development

Downtown Plan moves forward

Board agrees on makeup of advisory group that will help select a consultant.

October 11, 2013

More public transit — except buses — on road to privatization

Local transit agencies make their own decisions.

October 11, 2013

Law would require U.S.-made shoes for military

It could lead to Wolverine Worldwide making athletic shoes at its Big Rapids plant.

October 4, 2013

Manufacturers going before commission

Both are planning to make equipment purchases and create new jobs.

September 27, 2013

Anti-blight program to start soon in Grand Rapids

Land bank has already sold half of city’s tax-foreclosed homes.

September 27, 2013

Downtown organizational transformation nearly complete

City agrees to transfer services agreement; DGRI holds first meeting.

September 27, 2013