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WM Sustainable Business Forum celebrates 20 years

Initially, businesses and environmentalists often felt pitted against one another.

September 12, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has come a long way since its founding in 1994, when the idea of businesses and environmental organizations collaborating was mostly unheard of. Read More

Event provides matchmaking for Michigan business

Summit will hook up suppliers of all kinds with potential large customers.

September 12, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect are planning an invitation-only supplier summit Oct. 8 at the Lansing Center. Read More

Mall sale fetches $68 million

September 11, 2014
Centerpointe Mall has at last been sold. Read More

Study: Grand River restoration creates up to $20M annual impact

September 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Whitewater revealed details Monday on the economic impact of restoring the “jewel of the river,” with all signs pointing to conservative estimates. Read More

Report says Grand River restoration ROI is quick

Developers could have permit drawings ready within a year.

September 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Whitewater has taken a large step toward proving the validity of restoring the Grand River’s rapids in the city’s downtown with today’s release of an Anderson Economic Group study. Read More

Amway commits to invest in Ada Village development

September 5, 2014
The means of funding the planned $13 million redevelopment of Ada Village will be introduced to the public tonight by the township board and Ada Downtown Development Authority. Read More

More West Michigan firms make Inc. growth list

September 3, 2014
West Michigan saw 24 companies named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list this year. Read More

Orthopedic group joins Bronson Healthcare System

September 3, 2014
A group of orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants have merged with a southwest Michigan health care system to provide increased access to patient care and meet the future changes in the industry. Read More

Family Business survey reveals strength and longevity

August 29, 2014
A survey conducted in collaboration by two West Michigan universities reveals the stabilizing force of family-owned businesses in the region. Read More

Sun Title makes Inc. list of fastest-growing private companies

Locally owned firm has opened five new locations in the past year.

August 29, 2014
Sun Title, a Grand Rapids-based real estate transaction and title services company, has been included on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Read More