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$6.1M Amtrak station arrives downtown

October 27, 2014
Commuters departed Grand Rapids from the city’s new $6.1-million Amtrak station for the first time on Monday. Read More

Parking rate changes coming to downtown

There is sufficient space now, but development may change that.

October 24, 2014
Currently, downtown Grand Rapids has sufficient parking available based on demand; however, new development could lead to a shortage. Read More

City hosts business leaders from Netherlands

Effort is part of strengthening ties between the two regions.

October 24, 2014
Members of the West Michigan Global Initiative hosted a contingent of business leaders from the Netherlands recently as part of an effort to strengthen business ties between the country and West Michigan. Read More

USDA honors Michigan milk and sugar co-ops

In 2013, the dairy group shipped 8 million pounds of butter to the Middle East.

October 24, 2014
Two of the many agricultural cooperatives in Michigan have been put on the USDA’s list of the Top 100 co-ops in the nation based on their volume of business. Read More

Prison site locks in $34.6M energy services contract

October 23, 2014
A prison site in the region is about to undergo significant energy improvements, with guaranteed savings, thanks to a $34.6-million contract the state has signed with an energy services provider with a mid-Michigan presence. Read More

Law firm wins US Supreme Court ruling

October 21, 2014
The nation’s highest court has ruled in favor of a local law firm’s client and announced that it will not review a $6.1-million fraud judgment against Michigan's largest health insurer for years of hidden fees. Read More

GR Forward is now open for business

Temporary information center will solicit opinions on how region should grow.

October 17, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has opened its temporary GR Forward Open House center in downtown Grand Rapids, where the public can learn about plans for the future of downtown as well as the Grand River corridor and GR Public Schools Museum School and Innovation Central High. Read More

Not everybody is gung-ho for bike-only lanes

October 17, 2014
First Ward City Commissioner Walt Gutowski Jr., who owns a business on Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, was asked what he thought of the city’s explosion of bike-only lanes, which tend to eliminate some curbside parking. Read More

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

Grand Rapids is going all out to increase use of bicycles in place of cars.

October 17, 2014
The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More

Practice group focuses on Supreme Court cases

Warner attorney has experience working with the nation’s highest court.

October 17, 2014
With eight merit cases under his belt, attorney John Bursch said it made sense for him to start a practice group focusing on the U.S. Supreme Court upon his return to Warner Norcross at the end of last year. Read More