Economic Development

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Law firm launches craft brewery industry group

July 31, 2015
Warner Norcross attorney Ian Kennedy has been spending a lot of time drinking beer at craft breweries. Read More

Brewing supplier goes from carport to global operation

Psycho Brew’s explosive growth comes without taking on debt.

July 31, 2015
Chris Breimayer just wanted to pay for his homebrew supplies when he started his business, Psycho Brew, a brewing system manufacturer. Read More

Workforce agency rebrands as West Michigan Works!

The new regionally aligned organization will cover seven counties.

July 31, 2015
Seven West Michigan counties are collaborating to form a regional organization to provide unified services for employers and job seekers. Read More

Architecture firm’s growth indicative of industry

TowerPinkster adds 14 employees this year as design business booms again.

July 31, 2015
Arnie Mikon would like to think TowerPinkster is a dramatic exception among local architecture companies — it has 14 new employees so far this year — but he said actually the whole industry is expanding. Read More

Beer is a powerhouse that ‘serves America’

Report claims economic impact across the state is more than $6.6B.

July 31, 2015
The beer industry is no slouch. Read More

Wyoming gateway ready for facelift

New hotel will anchor corner’s redevelopment.

July 31, 2015
The “gateway to the east” that lies at the southeast corner of Clyde Park Avenue and 44th Street SW is about to get a lot busier. Read More

Corporate center changes hands

July 31, 2015
A business complex in the heart of Wyoming’s manufacturing district has a new owner. Read More

Civic partners market 35 key properties

July 30, 2015
A regional partnership has launched a targeted marketing campaign aimed at key developers for strategic sites in Kent and Muskegon counties. Read More

80-store outlet mall ready to go

July 29, 2015
An outlet shopping destination is opening the doors to nearly 80 stores this weekend in Byron Center. Read More

Third Coast starts Medical Mile development

Mixed-use project will include apartments, commercial and retail space.

July 17, 2015
Third Coast Development’s work on Michigan Street’s Medical Mile corridor never seems to cease. Read More