City hall, county government and the state legislature


Does your business need a data protection officer?

February 21, 2017
If your business offers products or services to residents of the European Union, you may be required to appoint a data protection officer. Read More

Tribe makes nearly $7M in revenue-sharing payments

February 17, 2017
A tribe in the region has distributed millions in revenue-sharing payments to the state and local governments. Read More

Real estate firm releases downtown parking report

February 16, 2017
A local commercial real estate firm has released a report on parking in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

West Michigan receiving $19.9M for nature projects

February 14, 2017
Fifteen West Michigan communities are receiving state grants to support outdoor recreation projects. Read More

Parking at 95 percent capacity

City focuses on building surface parking lots rather than parking structures.

February 10, 2017
Grand Rapids may not have the solution to the city’s parking crunch just yet, but officials are willing to listen to questions. Read More

DDA approves TIF reimbursement for project

CWD Real Estate Investment plans for $42-million restoration of downtown buildings.

February 10, 2017
A project that will restore a pair of historic buildings and bring an international hotel chain downtown was approved for TIF reimbursement by the Downtown Development Authority. Read More

Judge appointed to business court

February 8, 2017
A recently elected Kent County judge has been appointed as one of two judges to oversee business cases in the area. Read More

Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary

February 7, 2017
West Michigan will officially be represented in the Trump administration after a historic vote. Read More

County opts in to DDA tax capture districts

DDA executive director expects gain share rebates to equal more than $10 million over a 30-year term.

February 3, 2017
Kent County has opted in to the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority tax capture districts. Read More

Grand Rapids plans $30M biodigester

February 3, 2017
Grand Rapids is planning a $30-million project that would add a biodigester to a city facility. Read More