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Apple Blossom Apartments

Construction firm travels north for $6.6M apartment building

A construction firm has transformed an old school in the Upper Peninsula into a $6.6-million apartment building. Read More

Brembo carbon ceramic brake disc

Italian auto supplier invests $78.4M in plant, 254 jobs

A brake systems maker is planning to invest more than $78.4 million to build a plant and create 254 jobs in the region. Read More

Auto supplier invests $65.5M in plant, 420 jobs

A local auto supplier is investing $65.5 million to build a plant in the Lansing area that will create 420 jobs. Read More

Tool and die company plans 35 jobs

A tool and die company is planning to create 35 jobs in the area with the help of $6.3 million in private activity bond financing approved by the state. Read More

Paul Lemley

Triangle Associates names SVP

The construction firm Triangle Associates has named a new senior vice president and market segment leader with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Read More

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Macomb

Engineering firm expands east

An engineering firm has expanded its presence on the east side of the state. Read More


Urban venue opens doors

A rentable urban venue is throwing a launch party to make new friends in its Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Muskegon Freighter

Lakeshore's 'hidden gem' rebounds from recession

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As unemployment levels decline and investments in Muskegon County continue to increase, economic activity is on the rise. Read More

Sable Homes

Sable Homes sees major construction spurt

There are bad problems to have and there are good problems to have. Read More

Lamar closing not a reflection of Michigan construction

The head of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan says the abrupt closing of Lamar Construction in no way reflects a slowdown in the Michigan construction industry. Read More

Lamar in Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Lamar Construction of Hudsonville, one of the larger commercial/industrial construction companies in West Michigan, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy July 11, indicating in court documents it has more than 200 creditors and debts of $10 million to $50 million, with estimated assets between $10 million and $50 million. Read More


Holland Home expanding residential facilities at Breton Woods

Holland Home will break ground in late August on a $6.5 million expansion at the senior residential living organization’s Breton Woods campus off Breton Road in Kentwood, and the project includes a new model of small residential facilities for dementia patients. Read More

Eastern Alliance

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group opens facility in Grandville

After dipping its toes in the water in neighboring Indiana, an insurance group specializing in workers’ compensation is ready to take the plunge in Michigan. Read More

Tax collections lag economic recovery

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

Minnesota: A case study of prosperity

Michigan Future –– the think tank I lead –– has just released its latest report: “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States.” Read More

Design With Reach store

Furniture maker acquires retailer for $154M

An office furniture giant is growing its higher-margin consumer business by acquiring the largest premium furniture retailer in North America for $154 million in cash. Read More

Home Care Assistance

Home care franchise moves into mall

A North American chain of home care service providers is nearly doubling its footprint in the market. Read More

Public Record

July 18 — Mortgages Read More