Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce'

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‘Vital’ action required for overdue parking issue

March 30, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will be cited for its “Vital Streets” plan this month, and while the Business Journal offers congratulations for the professional planners association’s recognition of adherence to process and the city’s adoption of national goals to significantly reduce vehicular traffic while increasing pedestrian, bicycle and public transit, we believe such an occasion begs the problem solving left unfinished. Read More

Education leaders call for systemic changes

Michigan’s State Board of Education takes some heat for differing priorities.

March 30, 2018
Michigan education leaders say the system is working against children. Read More

BLM makes education policy proposals

Report outlines suggestions based on educational best practices from other states to address Michigan’s ‘crisis.’

March 23, 2018
Business Leaders for Michigan released a review of the country’s K-12 best practices and outlined a set of principles the organization’s members believe can lead to better student performance. Read More

This broken record needs to be fixed

March 23, 2018
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Read More

2018 report: Michigan third-graders are now the ‘lowest-performing students in the U.S.’

March 9, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting on no fewer than three significant announcements from Gov. Rick Snyder, from Business Leaders for Michigan and an analysis by The Right Place Inc. regarding its failed proposal vying for the Amazon HQ2 project. Read More

Maintaining NAFTA important to future of GR, West Michigan

March 2, 2018

For more than 24 years, NAFTA has been producing results for the U.S., for Michigan and our community. 

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Grand Rapids chamber names Ambassador of the Year

February 21, 2018
The local chamber of commerce has honored an area businesswoman. Read More

Chamber receives makeover

GR organization’s office is rebranding this year to a clean, simple and modern feel.

February 2, 2018
This is the year of change for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Labor woes top survey concerns

Chamber survey shows availability of workforce and parking as top concerns, though 96 percent have positive perception of businesses climate.

January 19, 2018
Results from the annual Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs survey confirm talent and workforce development, as well as parking and mobility, remain the top concerns of the West Michigan business community. Read More

Economic concerns must be prioritized

January 19, 2018
The Business Journal finds reason for continued caution in the reporting of greater Grand Rapids economic forecasts for 2018 and year-end statements summarizing 2017. Read More