Economic Development

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

DDA eyes boundary expansion

Other changes would focus on affordable housing and minority, women businesses.

October 21, 2016

Sparta sails in downtown GR’s wake

Cellar Brewing Co., other companies move downtown to improve village’s appeal.

October 14, 2016

Demand for downtown office space could wane

Parking supply, cost might force companies to settle for suburb locations.

October 14, 2016