Commentary on the news that's shaping West Michigan.
The city of Grand Rapids will be cited for its “Vital Streets” plan this month, and while the Business Journal offers congratulations for the professional planners association’s recognition of adherence to process and the city’s adoption of national goals to significantly reduce vehicular traffic while increasing pedestrian, bicycle and public transit, we believe such an occasion begs the problem solving left unfinished. Read More
Business Journal reporting on the impact of President Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs shows even the suggestion of such a policy shift already had pushed prices by 8 percent. Read More
The Business Journal is reporting on no fewer than three significant announcements from Gov. Rick Snyder, from Business Leaders for Michigan and an analysis by The Right Place Inc. regarding its failed proposal vying for the Amazon HQ2 project. Read More
The Business Journal is reporting on consecutive years of hotel occupancy rate increases; the reasons for that growth were underscored in the recent GRBJ Newsmakers of the Year awards. Read More
Gov. Rick Snyder released details of his budget spending plan for the next fiscal year, targeting June approval by the Michigan legislature. Read More