Items Tagged with 'Amazon'


Michigan metros don’t stack up

February 16, 2018
Michigan’s two big metros not being selected as a finalist for the Amazon’s HQ2 should not surprise anyone. Read More

Amazon bid is lesson in cooperation

The Grand Rapids proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters was one of 238.

October 27, 2017
If practice makes perfect, economic development entities in West Michigan can add another level of experience to their résumés. Read More

Political, economic ‘to-do list’ is offered in Amazon’s hunt for HQ2

October 27, 2017
The proposal by economic developers in Michigan focuses on what exists, but the bid requirements are specific as to what needs to be. Read More

A future in tech

October 24, 2017
Michigan’s economy has been fragile for more than a decade due to the state’s reliance on the manufacturing and automotive industries. Read More

Amazon features GR native’s philanthropic business

This Bar Saves Lives donates a packet of food aid to a malnourished child for every snack bar sold.

October 13, 2017
Ryan Devlin was on a service trip in Liberia when he saw something that changed his life. Read More

A strong local economy starts with you

September 25, 2017
The U.S. retail industry is changing. Acquisitions are happening every day. Big-box stores like MC Sports and Sears are closing or re-thinking the way they target today’s consumer. And earlier this summer, Amazon announced its $13.7-billion purchase of Whole Foods. Read More

West Michigan aiming for Amazon's HQ2

September 11, 2017
West Michigan is tossing its hat in the ring to land Amazon’s next headquarters — a potential $5-billion investment with as many as 50,000 new jobs. Read More

The Amazon effect reaches Grand Rapids

Retail industry shifting to e-commerce as evidenced by recent brick-and-mortar closings in West Michigan.

July 28, 2017
Not yet physically in West Michigan, Amazon’s effect on the economy is felt in Grand Rapids. Read More

Whole Foods deals rattle the grocery industry

Amazon, Kroger bids for niche retailer could signal changes in technology and services for all.

June 23, 2017
Amazon announced last week that it had reached an agreement to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The deal would allow Whole Foods CEO John Mackey to remain at the helm of the supermarket chain when the deal is expected to close later this year. Read More