Items Tagged with 'Ottawa County'

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Are jobs in skilled/professional trades attractive enough?

September 8, 2017
Conventional wisdom is one of the main culprits in the so-called skill shortage is that all Michigan kids are being pushed to get a four-year degree. Read More

Ottawa County has upper hand on solving affordable housing issue

September 1, 2017
Affordable housing is a major issue across the country; it is no surprise that initiatives to address associated problems have been a part of community conversations from coast to coast, with an interesting range of policies and politics to alleviate the growing number of people affected. Read More

County building suspension bridge

May 29, 2017
A $350,000 suspension bridge is coming to a West Michigan park. Read More

Another ‘crazy’ idea from Secchia; another win for the power of partnerships

May 19, 2017
To say that Kent County’s Millennium Park is connected to Lake Michigan might be considered a stretch of imagination or fantasy, or require proofs of the Grand River’s meandering path to the mouth of the Big Lake. Read More

Region’s health ranks high

Ottawa County takes top spot as state’s healthiest county; Kent and Allegan rank in top 20.

April 7, 2017
West Michigan remains one of the healthiest regions in the state, according to an annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Read More

Court earns national 'mentor' status from DOJ

March 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized a court in the region for its work helping non-violent felony offenders with substance use disorders. Read More

Lakeshore park adds 80 acres

January 26, 2017
| By AP
About 80 acres along the West Michigan lakeshore are being added to a park. Read More

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