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Ex-restaurant owner pleads guilty to fraud

September 1, 2015
The former owner of a restaurant in the region has pleaded guilty to fraud. Read More

Treatment plant hopes to attract potential development

August 28, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new marketing campaign is looking to increase engagement and new business development opportunities at a West Michigan-based wastewater management system. Read More

Training fund bumps up pool to $20 million

West Michigan Works! helps employers with competitive grants.

August 28, 2015
The state program designed to support employer-responsive training increases to $20 million as it launches a third round of funding this fall. Read More

Partnership gives green light to marketing select properties

Regional group touts key industrial locations, including Wyoming’s former GM site.

August 28, 2015
Kent County commissioners got an update from The Right Place Inc. on the just-launched Greenlightwm.com to market some vacant high-profile municipal and county-owned properties in Kent and Muskegon counties for business development. Read More

City to update bike code

August 21, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are set to hear public comments Tuesday, Sept. 8, regarding proposed text amendments to the city’s bicycle safety code. Read More

Gun Lake Casino stops annual payments to state

At issue is Michigan’s launch of Internet lottery sales a year ago.

August 21, 2015
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is planning staff cuts after the tribal owners of Gun Lake Casino stopped paying the state a portion of its slot machine gambling profits, as was stipulated in the compact made with the state. Read More

City looks to improve diversity on boards

Based on population figures, Grand Rapids’ mix is about 20 percent low.

August 21, 2015
Diversity on city of Grand Rapids boards and commissions is 20 percent below where it needs to be to reflect the local population, according to Ruth Kelly, Second Ward city commissioner. Read More

County budget scrutiny begins

August 21, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has begun studying a proposed 2016 budget, reflecting departmental requests that would put the total $7.04 million higher than the 2015 budget, just to maintain existing programs and personnel. Read More

State approves funding increase for public university operations

August 21, 2015
Although the state is allocating additional funds to Michigan’s 15 public universities this year, the major source of university revenue continues to come from student tuition. Read More

Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans job cuts

August 17, 2015
LANSING — Michigan's economic development agency is planning staff cuts partly because a tribal casino stopped paying a portion of its gambling profits. Read More