Pete Daly

Pete Daly

Pete Daly is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers small business, banking and finance, food service and agriculture and government. Email Pete at pdaly at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteDalyGR

ARTICLES

Oil and gas production boosts Michigan economy

September 26, 2014
An American Petroleum Institute representative in Grand Rapids earlier this month said technological innovation in oil and gas extraction is “changing the entire vision of our energy future and opening vast new possibilities” for economic growth. Read More

Low-sodium meat attracts health industry

Ada processor has a foot in the door at U.S. hospitals.

September 26, 2014
Several years ago, Ada Valley Meat Co. listened to the health care industry, and this year it finally paid off in a big way. Read More

County health department gets largest federal grant

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Health Department has been awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant of $2.18 million dollars over the next three years, the largest grant ever directly awarded to the KCHD from the federal government. Read More

MAREC tenant plans West Michigan's largest non-utility solar generator

September 26, 2014
Grand Valley State University has announced that a business incubator at the university’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon will build the largest non-utility solar generating project in West Michigan at Agritek Industries, a manufacturing company in Holland. Read More

Kent approves airport authority concept

It is just the start of what some say may be a long, involved process.

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has given unanimous approval to the general concept of an airport authority being established to govern Gerald R. Ford International Airport instead of the current county board-appointed Aeronautics Board of Kent County. Read More

Record Michigan commodities harvest predicted

But corn and soybean growers face low prices and logistics shortages.

September 26, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Michigan is facing the possibility of a record harvest of corn and soybeans this fall, but those farmers are also facing the challenge of low prices, and rail transport shortages that can be traced directly to the oil and gas boom in the Western states. Read More

Kent County Health Department accredited by national board

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Health Department has received accreditation by the national Public Health Accreditation Board, only the second health department in the state to be accredited. Read More

Unique tile company has Italian touch

American Glass Mosaics got vital financing from Muskegon Angels.

September 19, 2014
Bottles that held beer no one ever drank are part of the process at a unique new company in Norton Shores. Read More

Kent County's annual 'bifurcated budget' goes public on Thursday

Funding through the state would total $44.4 million, with a matching $25 million from the county.

September 19, 2014
Kent County operates on a calendar year but the state follows the federal fiscal year starting Oct. 1 — and a lot of money comes through the state to Kent County each year — so the county board is doing its annual work to stitch together its so-called “bifurcated budget.” Read More

Haveman 'very proud' of Healthy Michigan rollout

September 19, 2014
Jim Haveman, a Grand Rapids native who has twice headed the Michigan Department of Community Health, retired for good this month and noted he is especially proud of the rollout this year of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Healthy Michigan Plan. Read More