Economic Development

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Language opportunity, not barrier

Businesses and organizations respond to growing Hispanic population and economic clout.

July 29, 2016
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Cherry Health, like many West Michigan organizations, is learning to speak another language. Read More

Developer plans $19M West Side apartment complex

July 27, 2016
A developer is planning a $19-million apartment complex on the West Side that would feature commercial space. Read More

Tribe reaches partial settlement with state

July 26, 2016
A tribe in the region has reached a partial settlement with the state over more than $21.7-million in withheld revenue-sharing payments, which are related to a compact dispute. Read More

Special report:
 Seeking best
 solutions to
 homelessness

Are aid efforts backfiring?

July 22, 2016
Matt Hanlon thinks Grand Rapids can do better. Read More

Real estate markets growing

But experts caution there are limits to the expansion.

July 22, 2016
No signs of impending doom mar the real estate world, according to two real estate firm market reports. Read More

Landscapers eye Sherman’s march to the lake

Six miles of boulevard through five municipalities slated for makeover.

July 22, 2016
It isn’t exactly yellow bricks, but a major Muskegon corridor to the lakeshore is getting a makeover. 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

Fair receives $2.5M grant for new fairgrounds

July 22, 2016
An annual fair in the area has received a $2.5-million grant from the state that will support its efforts to relocate. Read More

Economic development nonprofit names interim president and CEO

July 21, 2016
There’s a new leader at an economic development nonprofit in the region. Read More

Park crowdfunds playground project

July 18, 2016
A lakeshore park has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $17,000 for a playground. Read More