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Process outlines priorities for Muskegon Lake by 2020

February 5, 2016
A lakeshore community has set its sights on improving the quality and sustainability of social, economic, residential and recreational activities for one of its greatest assets. Read More

Bliss sets ‘bold goals’ for business

New mayor identifies neighborhood and sustainability actions in first State of the City address.

February 5, 2016
The iconic 1892-built Harris Building at 111 S. Division Ave. housed another historic event last week as the first female mayor of Grand Rapids delivered the State of the City address for 2016. Read More

Investment group bumps up dollars and deals

Grand Angels positions itself for even more growth this year.

February 5, 2016
Grand Angels is taking flight. Read More

Chamber rolls out development program for minority businesses

January 29, 2016
A program tailored to accelerate the growth of local minority-owned businesses is inching closer toward launch. Read More

Diversified economy grows GR

Expect businesses catering to the middle class to prosper.

January 29, 2016
Grand Rapids is in for a good — but not great — 2016. Read More

Explosive growth fuels Keller Williams North

January 29, 2016
When Keller Williams North started up in 2013, there were some struggles, said Marilyn Hazard, partner. Read More

Reports show state’s housing crisis isn’t over

Foreclosure rate is still among the highest in the country.

January 29, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Michigan is among the worst states when it comes to foreclosures and distressed sales, according to two recent reports from CoreLogic. Read More

Elzinga & Volkers logs nearly 2,000 new projects in 2015

Company also returns 17 percent of profits to community initiatives.

January 29, 2016
The construction world was busy in West Michigan last year, and a recent report from one firm highlights some of its largest accomplishments. Read More

Financial support to education in 2015 hits $40.3B

Contributions to higher education institutions rose to unprecedented levels.

January 29, 2016
Colleges and universities throughout the nation experienced another record breaking year in 2015 in terms of fundraising efforts. Read More

The Grand Strategy misses out on $200M

The plan to improve the Grand River watershed was not selected for HUD support.

January 29, 2016
A national program intended to provide funding for resilient housing and infrastructure projects to cities, counties and/or states that experienced major disasters between 2011 and 2013 has bypassed West Michigan. Read More