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Brand adds table to home furniture line

A brand in the region has designed a new table for its line of home furnishings. Read More

Consumers Energy West Michigan headquarters partial rendering

Utility plans $20M West Michigan headquarters

A utility company is planning to build a $20-million West Michigan headquarters in Grand Rapids. Read More

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Town votes to sue Wolverine Worldwide

A town in the area has voted to join a federal lawsuit against Wolverine Worldwide. Read More

400 Center St. Holland

Firm buys industrial building

A 22,215-square-foot industrial building in the region is under new ownership. Read More

Robert Kaiser

College names sales lab after businessman

A business school in the region has received a gift from a businessman to upgrade its sales lab. Read More

Amway headquarters

Amway releases 'Global Entrepreneurship Report'

Amway’s 2018 “Global Entrepreneurship Report” reveals age and gender gaps when it comes to attitudes toward starting a business. Read More

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Investment firm acquiring tech company

A tech company with a West Michigan presence has entered an agreement to be acquired by a global investment firm. Read More

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Kayak maker hiring 70 workers

A maker of kayaks in the region plans to hire 70 employees to meet increased demand. Read More

Coppercraft Distillery Gin & Tonic cans

Spirits company releasing cocktail in cans

A West Michigan distillery is launching its first canned cocktail. Read More


Metal fabricators forge dual focus

Mark Schentzel and Alex Kallio have fused their respective metalworking backgrounds to create a business they call “a unique beast.” Read More

Amazon Proposal

Amazon bid reveals area’s weaknesses

West Michigan has some work to do if it wants to attract a major employer to the region. Read More

Roosevelt Park Clock

Roosevelt Park receives significant investment

For a city with a total taxable value of $99 million, more than $5 million in development is significant. Read More

Michigan looks to manage milk supply

Construction on a $57.9-million dairy processing plant is slated to begin as the state tries to manage its plethora of milk. Read More

WMU Food Marketing Conference audience

College producing Food Marketing Conference downtown

A college in the region is hosting a conference for the food marketing industry downtown this month. Read More

Long Road Distillers straight bourbon whiskey bottles

Spirits maker releasing straight bourbon

A local distillery is releasing a long-awaited batch of bourbon. Read More

ITS Partners building Ada Village partial rendering

Tech firm finds new home

A local technology firm has chosen a new home in a suburb. Read More

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Tool and die company acquires firm

A Grand Rapids tool and die, metal stamping and automation company has acquired a local firm. Read More

Keen Webcam

Web design startup features live conversations

Keen Studio, an emerging web development firm on the West Side, is aiming at bringing web practices from big-city markets to Grand Rapids. Read More

Dematic nears end of the line

Dematic’s plan to “nearshore” its Grand Rapids manufacturing operation to Mexico is culminating as the U.S. tax code has been overhauled and NAFTA is on the line. Read More

Stryker global headquarters

Medical employer ranks among 'Best Companies for Women'

A medical company in the region has been recognized among a group of employers that best meet the needs of women in the workforce. Read More