Items Tagged with 'West Michigan'


Talent 2025 report pegs strengths, weaknesses

CEO-led effort puts comprehensive focus on labor market.

December 12, 2014
An extensive labor market analysis showcases the region’s strengths and the need to bridge potential gaps among education, training and industry demands. Read More

State should take environmental clues from GR

August 29, 2014
Unaddressed environmental issues are heating up politics and firing up sustainability groups, especially in West Michigan. Read More

Religious affiliation can act as a buffer for companies

GVSU study finds customers were more forgiving of a service failure.

August 15, 2014
Consumers are likely to cut some slack for companies with a religious affiliation, according to a study led by a West Michigan professor. Read More

Slow growth is better than no growth for West Michigan

August 15, 2014
Much as it has been for the past five years, slow growth continues to be the trend in the West Michigan economy. Read More

Tax collections lag economic recovery

July 18, 2014
Clear signs of an improving economy are seen on many fronts these days, but in West Michigan at least, property tax collections tend to lag behind the growth rate of income tax revenues. Read More

Optimism fades as slow economic growth continues

July 18, 2014
Slow growth continues. That’s the latest word on the West Michigan economy, according to the data collected during the last two weeks of June. Read More

Legacy Trust moves to new downtown location

It will have double the space at 99 Monroe Ave. in Grand Rapids.

June 27, 2014
Fueled by growth demands, Legacy Trust has signed a long-term lease for new office space at 99 Monroe Ave. NW that will double its footprint in downtown Grand Rapids, compared to its current headquarters at 300 Ottawa Ave. NW. Read More

FATCA: What you don’t know can be expensive

June 27, 2014
On July 1, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will go into effect — and West Michigan businesses had better be ready. Read More

Street Talk: Agribiz tries speed dating — and likes it

Ands & Ampersands.

May 16, 2014
Agriculture and the businesses connected with it are a $96 billion industry in Michigan, but there is still lots of room for growth. Read More

Public Record

May 9, 2014
May 9 — Mortgages Read More