Editorial

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Celebrate Labor Day with partnerships and models

August 22, 2014
The Business Journal offers an intersect in reporting this week, in regard to new education initiatives and the upcoming national holiday. Read More

Legislators have crowned themselves as king

August 15, 2014
The Michigan Senate last week approved legislation along party lines which, if passed by the House, will supersede a Nov. 4 state ballot question posed for voters. Read More

Infrastructure woes cripple economic growth

August 8, 2014
Following last week’s overwhelming voter support for state Proposition 1 in all 83 counties, the Business Journal emphasizes the unfinished business of infrastructure investment in Michigan. Read More

West Michigan's link to international border crossing is welcome

August 1, 2014
The Right Place Inc. President and CEO Birgit Klohs last week was one of three individuals from Michigan appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the six-member international authority that is overseeing construction of Michigan’s first bridge and international crossing into Canada in 85 years. Read More

Secchia cites, affirms young business community participants

July 25, 2014
On the eve of the Aug. 5 primary elections, Grand Rapids Business Journal is earnestly urging participation in voter turnout for the many candidates and issues to be determined by an involved electorate next week, not the least of which is the Michigan property tax proposal. Read More

Muskegon needs to sustain its rebound

July 18, 2014
Signs of recovery from the Great Recession are finally beginning to show in Muskegon — the West Michigan area probably most severely compromised. Read More

Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?

July 11, 2014
Death is inevitable. Last week’s passing of Peter Wege, at age 94, conclusively proved that fact once again. Read More

Additional rail service should not bypass GR

July 4, 2014
Even while the legislature refuses to acknowledge (or ignores) the urgent necessity to invest in road and bridge improvements, Gov. Rick Snyder and state taxpayers are investing in a sharply increased level of interest and funding in public transportation — especially rail. Read More

The power of two generations is felt and measured with significant impact

June 27, 2014
During the past few weeks, the Business Journal’s reporting efforts have covered the vast spectrum of the residential building boom and the entrepreneurial efforts driven by two specific groups: baby boomers and millennials. Read More

With all eyes on Division Avenue Business Association, assist is needed for CID

June 20, 2014
Grand Rapids Business Journal this week provides an extensive focus on small businesses and the entrepreneurial resources assisting continued growth and new business opportunities. Read More