Commentary on the news that's shaping West Michigan.
One year ago, public discussion in Grand Rapids seemed to have enough momentum to portend promise of affordable housing problem solving, but as the new year begins, developers, lenders and brokers told the Business Journal they’re treading lightly into future — with market rate developments. Read More
The Business Journal report on another innovative training program once again underscores the tremendous issues of recruitment for industries with increasing numbers of job openings and far too few qualified applicants. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal is reporting on how the local manufacturing sector is growing, and as Cedric Duclos, president and CEO of Hutchinson North America on Fuller Avenue notes in one story, his industry is transforming (evolved) with “smart plant” concepts in what has become a transformational point in terms of manufacturing technology — or rather technologies. Read More
This final week of full commerce prior to year-end holiday revelry and riotous retail, we can only pretend Santa delivers the goods and services that fill cargo planes and diesel trucks to make just-in-time deliveries. Read More
When Grand Action steps to the podium regarding community projects — projects that in the past have created long-term economic growth in Grand Rapids — business pays attention. Read More
The Plaza Roosevelt Development, in all its several parts, represents what is — and what could be more often — the best of Grand Rapids. Read More
Business Journal reporting on the very good news of consecutive years of hotel occupancy increases — with the additional 800 rooms added by new hotel construction during the past 18 months — begs new discussion and new possibilities directly impacting current thinking and planning, especially related to Calder Plaza, its environs and its refurbishment. Read More