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Kindschi Hall

University completes $55M science building

A West Michigan university is celebrating its new science building with a dedication event this week. Read More

5 Lyon

New York investor buys downtown building

The downtown property commonly known as both Lofts @ 5 Lyon and the Commerce Building has a new owner. Read More

Muskegon Lumberjacks

Partners buy junior league hockey franchise

Two brothers from the Detroit area have big plans for a West Michigan hockey team. Read More

GLASSource Grand Haven

Glass fabricator invests $1.5M in expansion

A glass company plans to invest more than $1.5 million in an expansion project, which will include the reconstruction of a road with support from local and state incentives. Read More

Windemuller Midland

Company acquires electrical firm

A company with roots in electrical services has expanded its statewide reach by acquiring an electrical firm. Read More

Gerald R. Ford International Airport parking garage roof rendering

Ford airport adds covered parking spaces

An additional 645 covered parking spaces are now available on the fourth floor of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport parking garage. Read More

High Point Flats rendering by Parkland Properties

Developer plans $8M apartment building

With financing in place, a developer is “ready to go” on an $8-million apartment project in the region. Read More

bike lane safety

City to update bike code

Grand Rapids city commissioners are set to hear public comments Tuesday, Sept. 8, regarding proposed text amendments to the city’s bicycle safety code. Read More

Art Van Sports Complex

Sports commission builds area’s athletic profile

With the West Michigan Sports Commission’s inaugural Gridiron Classic this week, the organization’s summer is nearing an end. Read More

Gun Lake Casino stops annual payments to state

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is planning staff cuts after the tribal owners of Gun Lake Casino stopped paying the state a portion of its slot machine gambling profits, as was stipulated in the compact made with the state. Read More

Manufacturer invests in talent pipeline

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

Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed

Kent County Administrator Daryl Delabbio has asked the board of commissioners to consider a tax hike to the full amount approved by voters, noting the Headlee tax limitation amendment essentially caps the county’s revenue collections — exactly as it was intended. Read More

Baker College weight room

Summer housing program is a home run

Baker College of Muskegon helped open doors this summer by providing housing options for visiting students who are interning with West Michigan organizations. Read More

Quality Edge

Building supplier leases industrial site

A roof and siding manufacturer has leased a large industrial space in Walker. Read More

YMCA Youth

Nonprofits partner on children’s center

A new development center for children between six weeks and six years old is open in Grand Rapids. Read More

Inc. 500|5000 sign

West Michigan produces 19 of fastest-growing companies in US

Nineteen West Michigan companies were named to the Inc. magazine 500|5000 list. Read More

Axios

HR management firm makes move

The area’s fourth largest private employer has a new home. Read More

Philanthropist donates land to nature center

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is getting a 22-acre land donation from philanthropist Jon Stryker along with support for a new educational facility. Read More

Advantage Label

Labeling supplier plans plant

A packaging and labeling company is on the move. Read More

4404 Parkway

Change Ups: MFP Automation moves to iconic location

MFP Automation Engineering moved to its new location at 4404 Central Parkway in Hudsonville, after 24 years in Grandville. Read More

Public Record

August 21 — Mortgages Read More