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Rise in daily room rates, entertainment options attributed to number of hotel rooms booked.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County’s hotel revenue saw an increase of 6.8 percent in 2017. The percentage growth has not been as large as in past years, but the record revenue of nearly $211 million can be attributed to several factors. Read More
The economic development agency supported 49 business expansion projects in 2017 that resulted in more than 650 new jobs.
Last year’s numbers are in for Lakeshore Advantage, the nonprofit economic development organization serving employers in Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. Read More
In third State of the City address, Bliss details progress of 2017, challenges for 2018.
The positive developments in Grand Rapids last year happened because of community partnerships, according to Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. She said teamwork will be even more essential heading into a challenging 2018. Read More
Two companies in the region are planning to expand their operations and workforces — after a number of improvements to nearby roadways. Read More
The management entity for downtown Grand Rapids has selected its new top executive and board members. Read More
Organization estimates Michigan’s economy would take $389M hit if Dreamers are relocated.
Amid contentious congressional debate about immigration policy, including the future of the Dreamers program, a new report sheds light on one important aspect of the controversy surrounding immigration — its impact on the U.S. economy. Read More