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Kent County commission to consider agribusiness study

Recurring concerns about farmland preservation led to the proposal.

April 18, 2014
An agribusiness “community work group,” similar to the one set up by Kent County a couple of years ago to study collaboration and potential consolidation of local governments, has been proposed by the Board of Commissioners’ Executive Committee. Read More

Test kitchen and production line could cook up new Michigan jobs

Officials hope it boosts sales in state by $400M and creates 1,000 jobs.

LANSING — Michigan food entrepreneurs would be able to take their idea and turn it into frozen meals on the shelves of local grocery stores using a proposed mock production line. Read More

Startup delivers restaurant menus

April 16, 2014
A startup is serving restaurants with an online platform to manage and update their menus. Read More

Breweries medal at World Beer Cup

April 14, 2014
Four breweries in the region returned from the World Beer Cup with medals. Read More

Distillery sets sights on west side

Long Road Distillers is expected to open to the public in the fall.

April 11, 2014
The city’s west side is about to get a craft distillery. Read More

Farmland preservation to continue in 2014

April 11, 2014
Applications will continue to be accepted for farmland preservation by Kent County this year under the county’s Purchase of Development Rights program, but without any county funding appropriated for the program. Read More

Startup delivers imported candy

April 9, 2014
There’s a new candy man in town, and he’s importing sweets from all over the world. Read More

Brewery sets summer festival

April 8, 2014
A brewery will soon begin selling tickets for its summer festival downtown. Read More

Living wall garden sprouts at The B.O.B.

April 7, 2014
The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids will soon be home to what could be the largest known “food wall” in America. Read More

Not in it for the money

VandeBunte brothers don’t recommend making maple syrup as a sole source of income.

April 4, 2014
There is a mystique in Michigan about making maple syrup, but making lots of money apparently is not part of the allure. Read More