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November 26, 2015
A report says there are thousands of international students on West Michigan college campuses — contributing to a top-10 ranking for the state — and several colleges' study-abroad programs are among the nation's most active. Read More
November 23, 2015
A local private equity firm has been recognized among the tops in M&A in the world. Read More
City needs to establish an integrated multimodal network with performance metrics.
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based international firm specializing in developing transportation systems, presented its early findings from a recently completed Gap Analysis of Grand Rapids Vital Streets to the Grand Rapids City Commission during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Read More
Michigan Future report emphasizes a transition toward a knowledge-based economy.
In the report Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy 2007-2014, Michigan Future Inc. explores why the state has become a low-prosperity state and the economic challenges the state — and Grand Rapids and Detroit — must overcome to move toward high prosperity and generating a broad middle class. Read More
While interest rate increases may be on the horizon, they’re not expected to rock the housing boat too significantly.
In its October 2015 Economic and Mortgage Finance Commentary, the Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association indicated it anticipates nearly $905 billion in purchase mortgage originations in 2016, which is a 10 percent increase from 2015, and refinance originations to decrease by nearly 33 percent to $415 billion due to the likelihood of rising rates. Read More
November 16, 2015
A chamber of commerce in the region has been recognized by a statewide association for its organizational excellence. Read More