Items Tagged with 'economic development'

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This partnership transcends blockade of political boundaries and egos

July 31, 2015
In the not-too-distant past during the Great Recession, counties and cities were battling for any drop of economic development within each jurisdiction while property tax revenues and income tax revenue bled red, soaking municipal budgets. Read More

Economic incentive programs should include talent acquisition

July 17, 2015
Michigan and regional economic development teams have seized upon the late June news of Grand Rapids’ (metro area) No. 3 rank in the nation for economic growth by Area Development magazine, an authoritative compilation of measures of job growth and economic development for U.S. regions. Read More

Downtown restaurants to offer another hockey promotion

October 1, 2012
The Grand Rapids Griffins begin training camp this week, play two preseason games on the road this weekend, and open the regular season next Friday, Oct. 12, at Van Andel Arena, hosting the Milwaukee Admirals. Read More

Key automotive parts maker is expanding

October 1, 2012
Another local manufacturer is expanding its production base, and city commissioners will hold a public hearing next week on a tax-abatement request from the company, which is planning to make a major investment over the next two years. Read More

Wind energy project has Muskegon port hopping

October 1, 2012
Arn Boezaart has enjoyed watching the port of Muskegon “come to life” this summer, to use his words, and because of the industry he is in, it has been encouraging. Read More