Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Insurance company secures $2B in investment

December 10, 2018
A trio of investor groups are investing $2 billion in an insurance company in the area. Read More

Spirits maker and coffee company partner on liqueur

December 10, 2018
A local distillery and coffee roaster have teamed up to produce an Italian liqueur. Read More

Grocery chain releases corporate responsibility report

December 10, 2018
A grocery chain has released a report highlighting its efforts last year to give back, promote sustainability and support farmers and food producers. Read More

Taking back South Division

Community members plan restoration of once-vibrant business corridor.

December 7, 2018
Fran Dalton remembers when the South Division corridor in Grand Rapids was like a mini-downtown — full of life and economic activity. Read More

Grand Rapids-based retailer sells ‘low-impact’ eco-fashions

Clothing Matters founder Marta Swain marks 22 years selling organic casualwear.

December 7, 2018
Two-plus decades ago, when the sustainability movement was cutting its teeth in Grand Rapids, a traveling educator read a book about the cotton industry that stopped her in her tracks. Read More

Brewery releasing hard seltzer

December 7, 2018
A brewery in the area is rolling out its first hard seltzer. Read More

South Korean restaurant chain opens location

December 7, 2018
A South Korean restaurant chain has opened its first Michigan location along a major retail corridor in town. Read More

Food maker creates three new snack lines

December 7, 2018
A food maker will soon roll out three new snack lines under several existing brands. Read More

Grocery chain raises $1M for charities

December 7, 2018
The foundation of a grocery store chain has concluded its final fund drive for 2018 and raised more than $1 million over the year for causes across the Midwest. Read More

Construction firm 'tops off' 15-story project

December 6, 2018
A construction firm has completed the final concrete pour for a 15-story mixed-use building in the region. Read More