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Italian auto supplier invests $78.4M in plant, 254 jobs

July 23, 2014
A brake systems maker is planning to invest more than $78.4 million to build a plant and create 254 jobs in the region. Read More

Auto supplier invests $65.5M in plant, 420 jobs

July 23, 2014
A local auto supplier is investing $65.5 million to build a plant in the Lansing area that will create 420 jobs. Read More

Tool and die company plans 35 jobs

July 23, 2014
A tool and die company is planning to create 35 jobs in the area with the help of $6.3 million in private activity bond financing approved by the state. Read More

Innovation competition offers $1M to startups

July 22, 2014
A Michigan-based international startup competition is offering more than $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes for the most innovative startups — with the brightest idea receiving $500,000. Read More

Lakeshore's 'hidden gem' rebounds from recession

Muskegon is in the midst of more than $400 million in new investment and development.

July 18, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As unemployment levels decline and investments in Muskegon County continue to increase, economic activity is on the rise. Read More

Tax collections lag economic recovery

July 18, 2014
Clear signs of an improving economy are seen on many fronts these days, but in West Michigan at least, property tax collections tend to lag behind the growth rate of income tax revenues. Read More

Intern Connect networks downtown

July 17, 2014
Interns are going to be flocking to Grand Rapids later this month. Read More

Arena District throws French party

July 17, 2014
The Arena District is hosting a French-themed party tonight. Read More

Contract manufacturer plans $3.3M expansion, 45 jobs

July 16, 2014
A contract manufacturer for the medical device and biotechnology industries is planning a 20,000-square-foot expansion that will add up to 45 jobs. Read More

Amtrak station readies for arrivals

Improvements make way for two trains, if needed.

July 11, 2014
Grand Rapids’ new Amtrak station should be up and running come fall, according to The Rapid CEO Peter Varga. Read More