Items Tagged with 'Amazon'


Brothers make their mark on logistics industry with rapid growth

Warehousing and Fulfillment USA grew from 2,000-square-foot warehouse in 2012 to 50,000.

August 3, 2018
Amazon unveiled its plans to establish a new fulfillment center in Caledonia in May, but even with the arrival of the nationally recognized e-commerce giant to West Michigan, two brothers are carving out their own market demand in the warehousing and fulfillment business. Read More

Suburban economic growth creating additional regional business impacts

June 8, 2018
Business Journal reporting this week reflects several large investments in the suburban Grand Rapids markets, including major housing projects, while new project development declines in the downtown. Read More

Amazon ordering up to 1,000 jobs for West Michigan

May 22, 2018
Amazon is planning to invest $150 million in a new fulfillment center in the area — and create loads of full-time jobs in the process. Read More

West Michigan’s economic toolbox is missing key IT skills in education, workforce

May 11, 2018
The Wall Street Journal on May 2 reported Inc. HQ2 research leaders called 20 of the 238 applicants for its second headquarters to explain why those metro areas were dropped from selection. Read More

‘Project Rapids’ tweaks project details

Proposed warehouse and distribution center will be located on Steelcase-owned property.

May 4, 2018
With a revised project outline, the proposed warehouse and distribution center put forth by the mysterious “Project Rapids” is one step closer to reality. Read More

Michigan should follow California’s lead

April 20, 2018
In a recent article, The New York Times reports “BMW and Daimler, Once Rivals, Join Forces to Fend Off Silicon Valley.” Read More

Perrigo’s Amazon-exclusive brand grows

Pharmaceutical manufacturing company’s Basic Care line includes more than 60 products, up from 40 since August.

April 13, 2018
Perrigo is in the first year of selling a brand of pharmaceuticals exclusively on Amazon. Read More

Amazon bid reveals area’s weaknesses

Economic development agency’s 108-page proposal included three possible sites for Amazon HQ, with the greatest package worth $2.6B.

March 9, 2018
West Michigan has some work to do if it wants to attract a major employer to the region. Read More

2018 report: Michigan third-graders are now the ‘lowest-performing students in the U.S.’

March 9, 2018
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

Michigan metros don’t stack up

February 16, 2018
Michigan’s two big metros not being selected as a finalist for the Amazon’s HQ2 should not surprise anyone. Read More