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November 13, 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.
November 13, 2017
As big names close down, new players fill vacancies, change retail market across all sectors.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The quarterly report released by Colliers International West Michigan reflects a strong economy across the retail, industrial and office space sectors. Across these industries, a high demand for space is keeping vacancy low. Read More
Initial success of Courtyard by Marriott in downtown is boosted by city redevelopment.
The performance of Holland’s third and newest downtown hotel has landed its general manager on a list of “30 GMs to Watch” and rocketed the location to the top echelon of Marriott hotels by guest satisfaction. Read More
New education building will meet technological changes in construction industry.
The Michigan Statewide Carpenters and Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund recently broke ground on a state-of-the-art training center to service union carpenters and millwrights in the West Michigan region. Read More
After 33 years with Calvin College, Michael Van Denend looks to make city ‘globally astute’ as executive director of World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.
Thirty-three years is a long time to spend in one job. That’s what Michael Van Denend did, and then he changed careers. Read More
Historic Ottawa Beach Parks renovations will cost $2.3 million and is slated to open by 2019.
The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission revealed preliminary plans regarding an upgraded marina facility and enhanced park land on Lake Macatawa at the Historic Ottawa Beach Parks site in Holland. Read More
The Business Journal report on Colliers International West Michigan quarterly occupancy rates shows strength — and growth — across all sectors: retail, office and industrial; and given announced plans, the trend is likely to continue through the fourth quarter and into 2018. Read More
For the second year in a row, Grand Rapids’ 49507 ZIP code took first honors in the list of ZIP codes with the most lead-poisoned children in the state of Michigan, and its lead over other ZIP codes statewide continues growing. Read More
As the calendar year draws to a close, many of us consider what actions and decisions we should be considering with respect to our financial affairs. Read More
An analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the nation’s construction sector added 11,000 net new jobs in October, matching the revised total from September. Read More
For those outside of the retail industry, the advent of Amazon and e-commerce as a whole seemed to spell the “apocalypse” for brick and mortar retail, but surprisingly, the brick and mortar model is changing to adapt to the new landscape. Read More