January 17

West Michigan communities rank among state's 'best places to raise a family'

A handful of West Michigan communities are considered some of the state’s "best" for families. Read More

Partners start work on suburban apartment project

Crews are now prepping the site of a large apartment complex coming to a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Ford airport lands two new destinations

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is adding two more domestic destinations for travelers. Read More

616 Lofts files for bankruptcy

A local developer has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Program aims to showcase health care jobs

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Amid an impending shortage of health care workers, a foundation is taking steps to introduce more West Michigan high school students to medical fields. Read More

Tech company expands into new facility

A local tech company is showing off its new 73,000-square-foot home. Read More
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West Michigan banks assisting federal employees during shutdown

As the partial government shutdown nears the month mark, many West Michigan banks are taking action to help federal employees meet their obligations. Read More
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Ohio manufacturer expanding into market

A manufacturer of specialty abrasive discs is relocating a portion of its company to the area and creating 52 jobs. Read More
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Apple supplier grows statewide reach

A large supplier of apples expects to grow its market share in the state after acquiring part of a neighboring organization. Read More
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The Right Place names board officers and members

A local economic development organization is welcoming a group of new faces to its board. Read More
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'Micro-grocery store' opens in hospital

A small grocery store has opened inside a hospital in the region. Read More
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Car dealer acquires two dealerships

A local car dealer has made its first acquisitions of 2019. Read More
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Ice cream maker releases limited-edition flavors

An ice cream maker has released two limited-edition flavors — and it is planning to give away a year’s worth of ice cream. Read More
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Ottawa County acquiring land for trails

Two parcels of land “crucial” to connecting the region’s trail systems are being acquired by Ottawa County. Read More
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Bank announces promotions

A West Michigan bank has promoted several senior members of its team. Read More
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Airline forming $42M base at Ford airport

An airline is establishing a $42.8-million base at Gerald R. Ford International Airport and creating 66 jobs in the process. Read More
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A guide to the new QBI deduction

The qualified business income (QBI) deduction was created by the federal tax overhaul, which was signed into law in December 2017. It's a strong tool in reducing your tax liability, but calculating the deduction can be tricky. Regardless, it's important to consider when deciding to operate your business as a C corporation or pass-through entity. Read More
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Restaurant group opening pub in East Hills

The “big house on the hill” in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood is getting a new happy hour destination. Read More
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Grocer closing suburban location

A local grocer is shuttering its second location after it was open just over a year. Read More
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Wolverine Worldwide expanding HQ

Wolverine Worldwide is adding three facilities designed to improve employee experience at its headquarters. Read More
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Connecting disease origins through metabolism

As technology continues to reshape how we interact with the world, advances in science and medicine are helping us live longer than ever before, a positive outcome tempered by a parallel and concerning rise in certain diseases.
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HireReach sets bar for employment practices

The Business Journal story reporting on changes in hiring practices at Mercy Health is nothing short of riveting for its success in eliminating bias in the selection and training process. President Bill Manns initiated the implementation of a new process five years ago to address diversity and turnover.
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