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Michigan Supreme Court appoints chief judge of 20th Circuit Court

November 16, 2016
A judge has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to fill a leadership vacancy at the 20th Circuit Court. Read More

Investment study places Ottawa on top

SmartAsset ranks county No. 1 in state; Kent County ranks No. 8.

October 28, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A recent study by financial technology firm SmartAsset confirmed something West Michigan residents have known for a long time — companies want to spend their money here. Read More

Top ‘cool city’ attribute is rooted in Kent, Ottawa financial investments

October 28, 2016
Business Journal reporting on Kent County’s Triple-A bond ratings — for 18 consecutive years — may seem like old news, but additional affirmation of its impact in state and national financial studies emphasizes its importance in the growth of Grand Rapids, as much or more than new development and “cool city” lifestyle attributes put together. Read More

In Aug. 2 election, all politics is local

July 29, 2016
The national political convention love fests (though that’s a strong adjective for the GOP) now give way to slugfests and what promises to be exhausting pre-election months. Read More

Letter: Parks deserve a ‘yes’ vote

June 24, 2016
Editor: Ottawa County voters soon will receive their absentee ballots for the Aug. 2 election. Read More

Voters approve tax for mental health

March 9, 2016
| By AP
A new tax in Ottawa County will bring an annual influx of $3 million over the next decade to help support mental health services. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage spurs investment

The economic development engine is accelerating growth in Ottawa County.

January 8, 2016
Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development organization located in Zeeland, has released its 2015 year-end review and highlighted a number of accomplishments that have contributed to Ottawa County as an economically robust region. Read More

Scientist joins parks commission

January 1, 2016
The newest commissioner on Ottawa County’s parks and recreation panel will bring environmental assessment and consulting experience to the job. Read More

Ottawa leverages brownfield grants to redevelop properties

Developers are revitalizing 29 properties with support from federal funding.

October 30, 2015
In anticipation of the upcoming application deadline for the FY2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield Assessment grants, the Ottawa County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority announced it has distributed $360,000 of $400,000 in federal funding to support the redevelopment of 29 sites in the county. Read More

Manufacturer invests in talent pipeline

Primera Plastics reaches out to at-risk youth for training and mentorship.

August 21, 2015
A West Michigan manufacturing company is creating its own talent pipeline by reaching out to at-risk high school students in Ottawa County and offering them a job and a ride to work. Read More