An in-depth look at specific West Michigan industries.


Armory’s flexible space draws an eclectic crowd

Venue is home to art center, brewer, coffee shop, eatery and more.

October 9, 2015
The death of an important person can make people reevaluate their lives. Read More

Padnos achieves 1 million kilowatt-hours of energy production

October 9, 2015
Nearly six years ago, a West Michigan recycling company invested $1 million on a solar panel array for one of its facilities. Read More

Ford Museum ceremony marks renovation, expansion work

Facility will reopen to the public next summer with a new learning center.

October 9, 2015
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum held an event recently that signified a pivotal moment in its renovation and construction project, as several years of planning become a reality. Read More

New rules could add 10 days to mortgage-closing process

U.S. agency launches TRID to provide borrowers with more information.

October 9, 2015
The rules have changed when it comes to mortgage settlements in the state of Michigan. Read More

The Rowe fills up as minor hurdles are cleared

Retail options will likely be announced in the coming weeks.

October 9, 2015
When Detroit-based Atwater Brewery was announced as the anchor tenant of The Rowe, the urgency for the completion of the project went into high gear. Read More

Van Andel Arena is a catalytic anchor

Several projects have created a new identity for Grand Rapids over the past two decades.

October 9, 2015
When Neil Diamond took the Van Andel Arena stage Oct. 10, 1996, everyone in Grand Rapids was there. Read More

MIOSHA launches a new construction safety program

October 9, 2015
Three of Michigan’s construction sectors are about to get a major safety inspection. Read More

Charitable property donations can have tax benefits

October 9, 2015
When was the last time you saw a stock certificate or a deed to real estate in the collection basket on Sunday? Read More

Mercy restarts $271M medical center project in Muskegon

Trinity Health approves plans for 267-bed facility on existing campus.

October 2, 2015
With the support from its parent company, Mercy Health Muskegon is looking to move forward with its extensive medical center project after announcing a delay in the plans last year. Read More

County, hospitals collaborate to extend guardianship program

State budget cuts would have eliminated program that helps vulnerable adults.

October 2, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners made a commitment to vulnerable adults at a recent meeting. Read More