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Jeff Dickman

Association names Excellence in Construction winners

A local association has honored the construction industry’s best work over the last year. Read More

Russo's International Market downtown Grand Rapids

Retailer opening downtown grocery store and restaurant

A local retailer is opening a new downtown grocery store and restaurant. Read More

Clearwater Place

Developer opens urban event center

One of Grand Rapids’ historic landmarks is now its newest event center. Read More

Ben Wickstrom left Joe Erhardt

Construction firm CEO steps down

A long-time West Michigan construction firm is changing leadership. Read More

Plascore Aerospace Business Unit addition Zeeland

Aerospace supplier investing $6M in expansion

An aerospace supplier is expanding one of its facilities in the region. Read More

GNS America plant workers

Metal fabricator growing again

A metal stamping business on the lakeshore is planning to expand its facilities. Read More

Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center

MSU opens $88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A facility that will bring research partners together to investigate diseases like cancer, autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's will open on Medical Mile this week. Read More

Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health rides building boom

Ever since the merger of Butterworth Health System and Blodgett Memorial Medical Center two decades ago, a union that eventually would beget the region’s largest employer, Spectrum Health System has been synonymous with West Michigan’s status as a health care destination. Read More

Van Andel Arena

Grand Action leaders shut it down

Grand Action Committee co-chairs John Canepa, Dick DeVos and David Frey are retiring from their roles within the organization at the end of the year, effectively sidelining the business-based nonprofit that has been the catalyst for more than $3.5 billion in downtown economic development and was instrumental in Grand Rapids’ growth over the past 25 years. Read More

Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos: 'Mission accomplished'

For Dick DeVos, the Grand Action retrospective starts with a clear, concise two-word phrase. Read More

David Frey

David Frey: 'Not your grandmother's Grand Rapids'

The current strength of private development in Grand Rapids has Grand Action Co-chair David Frey feeling good about handing off the baton. Read More

DeVos Place

No heirs apparent for Grand Action 2.0

The thing about vision is, it can dim over time. And the retiring co-chairs of Grand Action Committee are waiting for younger eyes to take over with a fresh plan for the city. Read More

Van Andel Arena

What they’ve accomplished

Grand Action was founded in 1991, originally as an outgrowth of Grand Vision. Read More

Grand Action throws gauntlet to private sector thriving on its success

Grand Action’s biggest distinction is that it represented the private sector, not public governments. Read More

bank teller cash money

Bank closing 25 branches and cutting workforce

A Michigan bank with a large presence in the region has initiated a “restructuring effort” to reduce the size of its workforce and branch network. Read More

Riveridge Cider Co. half-gallon bottles

Produce company branches into making apple cider

A produce company in the region is expanding into the cider-making business. Read More


Nonprofit moving HQ to Grand Rapids

A national nonprofit that promotes the rehabilitation of military veterans via sports is bringing its headquarters to Grand Rapids. Read More

Public Record

Sept. 15 — Mortgages Read More