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CSM Group Fabri-Kal Burley Idaho plant land

Packaging supplier enlists firms for $50M plant in Idaho

A packaging supplier, construction company and architecture firm from the region are working together to build a $50-million plant in Idaho. Read More

Grand River Monroe Avenue NW stepped back park rendering

Grand Rapids plans $10M riverfront land purchase

The city of Grand Rapids is looking to spend $10 million to purchase four acres along the Grand River that sit as undeveloped space and parking lots. Read More

HopCat Interior

Bar travels south for $3M expansion

A bar chain is entering its fourth state. Read More

Hopson Flats

Firm buys 'well-run' downtown apartment building for $9.3M

A downtown apartment building with ground-floor retail and office space is under new ownership. Read More

Christopher Schroeder

Amway Grand Plaza names general sales manager

The first-ever employee of Amway Grand Plaza, who has risen to the role of general sales manager during his career, has announced his retirement and transition to a new role. Read More

Sarah Sass

Q&A: Sarah Sass

For the past eight years, Sarah Sass has been the president of Watermark Center, the live-work-play development in downtown Muskegon. Read More

Pure Michigan Google Trekker Mackinac Island Grand Hotel porch

Google partners with Pure Michigan to map state by foot

While in Grand Rapids on Monday, Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced a new partnership between Google and Pure Michigan that will showcase the state's most-iconic destinations across the globe. Read More

Kent County home values back to pre-recession levels

The long, deep recession that flattened the residential real estate and home construction industries has finally ended, with an early indication that home prices in Kent County rose an average of 7.25 percent in 2014. Read More

Kent FEMA Grant

Kent planning qualifies for FEMA grant

Kent County has had a hazard mitigation plan in effect for years, which is why it qualifies for a $708,653 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant to be used by Plainfield Township to acquire and remove 15 flood-prone houses along the Grand River. Read More

Farmhaus Cider barn

Cider makers come full circle

Following a year of painstaking renovations, a trio of partners recently pushed out their first two batches of cider. Read More

Federal and local money work to stop lead poisoning in city

For the city of Grand Rapids, “getting the lead out” is more than an idiom with a figurative meaning. It is, to use another idiom, an economic line in the sand. Read More

State’s roads need support

Editor: I encourage everyone to register to vote and educate themselves on Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5, 2015, ballot. Read More

DENSO thermal HVAC automotive parts

Auto supplier completes $53.6M expansion

A Japanese auto supplier has invested $53.6 million and created 100 jobs in the region to support the company’s “next-generation” production and testing capabilities. Read More

Saugatuck Oval Beach

City wins title of 'Best Coastal Small Town' in US

While the West Michigan lakeshore consists of many great small towns, one continues to stand out to visitors and residents alike. Read More

Start Garden Trust Building

Furniture dealer outfits Start Garden

A furniture dealer has finished outfitting Start Garden’s new space downtown. Read More

Meijer SKECHER shop

Retailer steps out with 'shop in shop'

A retailer has partnered with a footwear brand to open a pilot concept “shop” in one of its stores. Read More

Frosty Boy

Ice cream shop scoops second act

An ice cream shop has returned to a Grand Rapids neighborhood after almost a decade. Read More

Hutt Logistics warehouse

Logistics company opens next warehouse

A logistics company has opened a 67,000-square-foot warehouse in the region to handle demand for cold food storage. Read More

Public Record

March 20 — Mortgages Read More