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Food maker ranks as one of 'World's Most Ethical Companies'

A food maker’s commitment to the triple bottom line has helped it join a select group of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” Read More

VDS downtown Grand Rapids

Telecom company grows into $1.1M building downtown

You know business is good when you can buy not just the basement your company started in, but also the entire building. Read More

Daimler Smart Fortwo Cabriolet

Auto supplier plans to 'double' workforce

An auto supplier in the region is planning to "double" the size of its production workforce this year. Read More

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Hard cider makers medal at international competition

One of the world’s largest hard cider competitions took place in Grand Rapids last weekend. Read More


Steel 21 is ‘burning’ into the future

The “21” in Steel 21 stands for the 21st century, and if its first two months in business have been any indication, it’s going to be a very busy century for the people at Steel 21. Read More

Drive meets goals for first season

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With the first Grand Rapids Drive season in the books, Steve Jbara joked the office’s focus now is on a summer softball team. Read More

AARP BUsiness

Connecting encore entrepreneurs

A workshop intended to improve older entrepreneurs’ success at an encore performance in business is coming to Grand Rapids this week. Read More

Business leaders sound alarm

The disconnect between workers’ skills and what employers need is reaching “emergency” proportions. Read More

Dayton Coffey

Brewery re-imagines flagship beer

A brewery will release a re-imagined version of one of its flagship beers later this month. Read More

Khalsa Metal Products

Metal components maker buys industrial building

A 10,000-square-foot industrial building has changed hands. Read More

Plasan North America worker

Defense contractor relocates to West Michigan

A defense contractor is relocating to the area and creating 120 jobs and a $12.3-million investment in the process. Read More

Perrigo infant forumla

Rival drug maker offers $29B for Perrigo

In a deal that would combine two rival companies that recently left the U.S. for Europe, a generic drug maker said it wants to buy Perrigo for $205 per share, or $28.86 billion. Read More

Whirlpool washing machine

Appliance maker wins Partner of the Year award

An appliance maker is being recognized once again by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to making energy-efficient products. Read More

New Holland Artisan Spirits Clockwork Orange

Craft spirit makers medal at American Distilling Institute awards

Craft spirit makers from the region took home medals from a major national competition in Louisville, Ky. Read More

Tibbs Brewing Co. Kalamazoo State Theatre

Brewery triples size

A brewery in the region is tripling the size of its space. Read More

Blackford Capital keeps pushing acquisitions

Blackford Capital, a private equity firm that relocated to Grand Rapids in 2010, is busy acquiring more companies even as it continues to rack up awards and honors in the business world. Read More

Jetco Sue Teller

JetCo provides link to government contracts

JetCo Solutions, an eight-year-old Grand Rapids consulting firm that helps companies win government contracts, has been named by the Michigan Defense Center as one of just two firms in the U.S. pre-qualified to be involved with its bid writing grants. Read More

Pilot Malt House

Are brewers ready for the next step?

As more drinkers put down their Bud Lights and pick up craft beer made in Michigan, the next step is to see those Michigan beers made with Michigan ingredients. Read More

Statewide effort launches bioscience planning process

Organizations representing the bioscience sector across Michigan are participating in an initiative to develop a strategic plan to guide the industry’s growth. Read More

New Holland Carhartt

Brewpub commits to brew with all-Michigan ingredients

A brewery is going all in on Michigan ingredients at its brewpub. Read More