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The Right Place launches Diverse Business Directory for Greater Grand Rapids
A filterable online directory of minority, women, veteran and LGBTQ+ owned businesses operating in the 13-county region.
Local entrepreneurs selected as finalists for third annual Pitch North competition
Five local entrepreneurs have been chosen to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges during the third annual Pitch North competition. Pitch North is Newaygo County’s first-of-its-kind entrepreneurial pitching competition where entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties are able to pitch their ideas for a chance at one of five cash prizes.
Gov. Whitmer lifts mask requirement for fully vaccinated Michiganders
Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is updating the Gatherings and Mask Order to align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest guidance on face coverings. The new order will effect on Saturday, May 15 at 9AM
Virtual professional development conference for West Michigan interns
Now in its 8th year, West Michigan Intern Connect represents the largest gathering of regional interns. The event, hosted by Hello West Michigan, is a professional development conference focused on developing the skills of young professionals, regardless of industry.
Low-income households in Michigan now eligible for federal assistance through Emergency Broadband Benefit program
Michiganders who meet income eligibility requirements or have been financially impacted by COVID-19 will be able to receive financial help to pay for home broadband connections and internet-enabled devices as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolls out the Emergency Broadband Benefit program recently approved by Congress.
West Michigan Dataconomy: Unemployment in a Pandemic
While the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic remain largely unknown, current data shows a mixed-bag of effects on the West Michigan labor market.
MDHHS updated epidemic order lifts mask requirements for outdoor gatherings of under 100 people
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today updated its COVID-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order to encourage safer outdoor activities as spring and summer bring warmer weather and new opportunities to go outdoors. Under the new order, which goes into effect Thursday, May 6 and continues through Monday, May 31, masks are generally not required outdoors unless a gathering has 100 or more people.
Global life sciences innovator investing $30M to establish headquarters along Grand Rapids’ famed Medical Mile
Global theranostics and radiopharmacy innovator Bold Advanced Medical Future Health (BAMF) will establish its headquarters within Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile. The company expects to add over 200 life science jobs and invest $30 million in its new facility, which is expected to contain the world’s most advanced cyclotron-equipped radiopharmacy, molecular imaging clinic and theranostics clinic.
Governor Whitmer Unveils Plan to Get 'MI Vacc to Normal'
Governor Gretchen Whitmer today set the state of Michigan on a pathway to return to normal by unveiling the 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan as the state continues to push toward its goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders ages 16 years or older.
Kent County Sustainable Business Park for a cleaner tomorrow
What if West Michigan could divert 90% of the trash we send to the landfill, while at the same time creating new jobs and driving economic growth?