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Downtown is new hot spot for yoga

August 26, 2014
A hot yoga studio in downtown Grand Rapids is under new ownership and will re-open after the holiday weekend as Seva Yoga Monroe North. Read More

Silver Line set to roll Monday

Rapid CEO predicts new transit service will ‘run as smoothly as possible.’

August 22, 2014
The result of 11 years of planning will be out in the open in Greater Grand Rapids on Monday with the start of The Rapid transit authority’s $39 million Silver Line, a “bus rapid transit” or BRT service operating much like a light rail line, but at a much lower cost to build. Read More

Survey puts Michigan recovery among best in nation

Business Facilities data indicates Detroit and GR are among the best in export growth.

August 22, 2014
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is touting an extensive survey of economic activity by a nationwide site selection magazine that highlights the strength of the Michigan recovery and boosts prospects for the state’s continued business growth. Read More

CoLearning applies for school status

Organization’s job generation is opening eyes at the state level.

August 22, 2014
The Factory’s hands-on education format might serve as a model for future Michigan educators. Read More

Hops production on the rise

A new grower near Greenville has become a licensed food processor.

August 15, 2014
Pam Bouma Miller is very proud of the fact that her new business is a food processor, and she’s got the license to prove it. Read More

‘The works’ can include the dog, too

Thunder Mountain car wash chain has a self-serve dog wash sideline.

August 15, 2014
When Leo Schlesinger stresses that his Thunder Mountain Full Service Car & Dog Wash locations in West Michigan are “full service,” he really means it. Read More

Money for everything from farms to factories — and libraries

USDA Rural Development loans help growers with a variety of programs.

August 15, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an important source of capital and assistance in finding capital for many rural Michiganders, ranging from local government officials to farmers, factory owners and others in small business. Read More

Fresh grocer will anchor former MAC development

August 15, 2014
The first anchor tenant for an upcoming mixed-use development in Grand Rapids has been announced. Read More

Jenison industrial condos sold

August 15, 2014
An industrial condominium complex covering approximately 3.1 acres in Jenison has been sold. Read More

National sports retailer eyes Holland

August 13, 2014
A Tennessee-based developer has its sights set on bringing a national sports retailer to Holland. Read More