Grand Rapids Business Journal
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March 27, 2017
Since 1983, Grand Rapids Business Journal has been West Michigan's primary and most trusted source of local business news. The weekly print edition of the Business Journal, a must-read for the area’s top decision-makers, is known as the business newspaper of metro Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and all of West Michigan.
March 27, 2017
Proposed White House budget cuts could reduce funding by as much as $160,000, according to program’s director of operations.
Meals on Wheels Western Michigan is considering the possibility it will have to eliminate up to 37,000 meals for seniors if cuts in the White House budget released two weeks ago are realized. Read More
Homes selling within hours, not days, of listing leave first-time homebuyers frustrated.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The residential real estate market continues to remain tight in Grand Rapids, with an inventory that has decreased 61.9 percent during the past five years. Read More
Planning Department and Development Center introduces booklet of all projects in city.
Since 2000, there has been approximately $3 billion worth of construction in Grand Rapids, including more than $1.7 billion since 2012. Read More
Region has 20 companies with almost 2,000 employees each, which limits recession fears.
The variety of industries that call West Michigan home have provided the region with protection from recessions in the past and will continue to do so at least through the next cycle, according to a national economic analyst. Read More
Managing Partner, CEO Charles Zhang says his wealth management firm emphasizes controlled growth, trust, consistency.
Zhang Financial, founded in 1991 in Portage, has been ranked as one of the top wealth management firms in the nation by various financial publications for years. Read More
Ruling will not be enforced April 10, but smaller firms work to get in line with standards.
As the deadline for financial advisors to begin operating under the fiduciary responsibility rapidly approaches, the Department of Labor indicated it will not enforce the law until a full review of the regulation is complete. Read More
There is ‘limited alignment’ between thinking about equity and implementing it in practices, policies and incentives.
Following a weeklong visit from representatives from the Rose Center for Public Leadership, city officials were debriefed on how Grand Rapids can improve its equity. Read More
After a period of comparative decline, business exports once again are climbing, and West Michigan industries are contributing to Michigan’s increasing numbers. Read More
The Grand Rapids Business Journal recently published an op-ed and comment that lays out the two most likely reasons for more demand by employers for skilled trades workers in manufacturing and construction than there are qualified applicants for those jobs. Read More
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program, established in February 2011 through the U.S. Small Business Administration, was designed to provide women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses with assistance in competing for business with the federal government. Read More
The root of your sales success lies in your sales philosophy. How did you develop yours? Read More
For the third consecutive year, Holland Hospital was recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. Read More