Editorial

Commentary on the news that's shaping West Michigan.

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City’s continued redevelopment starts at the grassroots level

September 19, 2014
The Greater Grand Rapids area is undergoing an almost unprecedented redevelopment, albeit one that is less visible than new buildings and renovations. Read More

WMSBF’s partnerships benefit entire region

September 12, 2014
Grand Rapids businesses can celebrate another milestone with the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, now marking the 20th year of a partnership between area businesses and the environmental sustainability agency. Read More

Economic development flows through river restoration

September 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Business Journal reporters and editors have listened to more than a few ideas, business plans or pleas to report a story so action might be prompted. Read More

State should take environmental clues from GR

August 29, 2014
Unaddressed environmental issues are heating up politics and firing up sustainability groups, especially in West Michigan. Read More

Celebrate Labor Day with partnerships and models

August 22, 2014
The Business Journal offers an intersect in reporting this week, in regard to new education initiatives and the upcoming national holiday. Read More

Legislators have crowned themselves as king

August 15, 2014
The Michigan Senate last week approved legislation along party lines which, if passed by the House, will supersede a Nov. 4 state ballot question posed for voters. Read More

Infrastructure woes cripple economic growth

August 8, 2014
Following last week’s overwhelming voter support for state Proposition 1 in all 83 counties, the Business Journal emphasizes the unfinished business of infrastructure investment in Michigan. Read More

West Michigan's link to international border crossing is welcome

August 1, 2014
The Right Place Inc. President and CEO Birgit Klohs last week was one of three individuals from Michigan appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the six-member international authority that is overseeing construction of Michigan’s first bridge and international crossing into Canada in 85 years. Read More

Secchia cites, affirms young business community participants

July 25, 2014
On the eve of the Aug. 5 primary elections, Grand Rapids Business Journal is earnestly urging participation in voter turnout for the many candidates and issues to be determined by an involved electorate next week, not the least of which is the Michigan property tax proposal. Read More

Muskegon needs to sustain its rebound

July 18, 2014
Signs of recovery from the Great Recession are finally beginning to show in Muskegon — the West Michigan area probably most severely compromised. Read More