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Food truck ordinance around the corner

City ordinance would allow eateries more freedom to operate on public property downtown.

July 22, 2016
There’s now heavy legal energy moving behind Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’s dream of having more food trucks in the downtown area. Read More

Feds rule on washer 'dumping' by appliance makers

July 22, 2016
The feds have issued a preliminary ruling against two competitors of an appliance maker in the region for underpricing washing machines produced outside of the United States and sold into the U.S. market. Read More

West Side affordable housing project picks up $562K

July 22, 2016
A mixed-use development planned for the West Side has been awarded tax credits from the state. Read More

Legislation would boost program for manufacturers

Small, mid-sized companies get support services through MMTC.

July 15, 2016
New federal legislation would expand support for small and mid-sized manufacturers across the country. Read More

$8.6M DDA budget backs GR Forward

Funds approved for two downtown building renovations.

July 15, 2016
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority officially has its budget for the next fiscal year, and a pair of downtown building renovations will receive DDA support. Read More

Hot-button tax issues straight from Washington

July 14, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to attend a national real estate and partnership tax conference in Washington, D.C. Snoozefest, right? Read More

Grand Rapids appoints city attorney

July 13, 2016
The Grand Rapids City Commission has unanimously appointed a new city attorney. Read More

Grand Rapids maps downtown taxi zones

July 13, 2016
Hailing a cab in downtown Grand Rapids just got easier. Read More

Environmental firm signs contract with Grand Rapids

July 13, 2016
An environmental firm has been granted a “fishing license” for projects with the city of Grand Rapids. Read More

Michigan sues feds over rule on public school bathrooms

July 12, 2016
| By AP
Michigan and nine states have sued the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, joining a dozen other states in the latest fight over LGBT rights. Read More