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Breakthrough research on a type 2 diabetes drug target by Metabolic Solutions Development Co. in Kalamazoo underscores the key role of a life sciences incubator, according to local industry leaders. Read More
Amid America’s raging gun debate, one startup has developed an idea that could step across the political divide and save lives. Read More
Figure may indicate commercial construction and local economy have rebounded.
The monetary value of the building permits that were applied for and granted just in Grand Rapids, and only in April, totaled a nearly unbelievable $77 million — a figure that breaks out to a daily average of $3.5 million for each of the month’s 22 business days. Read More
Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers have hundreds of millions of dollars more than expected when working to finalize Michigan's next budget. Read More
Board agrees to a purchase option for a parking lot near the arena.
The Arena South Visioning Plan was adopted by the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority last week and the board will use the 75-page report as a guidebook for projects that are proposed for five parking lots situated south of Van Andel Arena, which is at Fulton Street and Ottawa Avenue. Read More
CAR report shows first-quarter growth for office, retail and industrial segments.
With the recent sales of Bridgewater Place, Thirty-Eight and 222 Fulton, the current renovations of the Kendall and former Junior Achievement buildings and a proposal for a new office structure near Van Andel Arena, it’s not surprising the Commercial Association of Realtors reported activity has increased in the downtown office market. Read More
Work on a park, some street upgrades and a popular bridge get funded.
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority extended its contract with O’Boyle, Cowell, Blalock and Associates last week for the renovation of Monument Park at Fulton Street and Division Avenue, a block east of Monroe Center. Read More