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Monday, 13 February 2023 16:02

Amazon supplier Speedrack Products Group sells to ESOP to preserve local ownership, culture

WALKER — Speedrack Products Group Ltd. has become one of the latest West Michigan companies to transition to employee ownership.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 22 November 2020 10:47

MiBiz Growth Report: November 22, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 22, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:53

Amazon formally identified as user of planned Gaines Township distribution facility

After months of secrecy, Amazon.com Inc.’s interest in a proposed Kent County facility is now official.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 14 May 2018 22:11

Distribution center linked to Amazon gets final approval from Gaines Township

The developers behind a nearly 1 million-square-foot distribution facility received their final municipal approval on Monday evening.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 27 April 2018 11:11

Gaines Township planners sign off on distribution facility linked to Amazon.com

A proposed “massive” distribution and warehouse facility in southern Kent County has moved one step closer to a groundbreaking.

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 22 March 2018 20:37

Atlanta firm identified as developer of reported Amazon distribution center

GAINES TOWNSHIP –– An industrial property firm with ties to retailer Amazon.com Inc. is the developer behind “Project Rapids,” a massive fulfillment center proposed for southern Kent County.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:00

Sources: Amazon in talks for distribution center in Kent County

GAINES TOWNSHIP –– Developers representing an online retail behemoth are considering a 100-acre site in southern Kent County for a “massive” distribution facility, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 15:45

West Michigan’s pitch for Amazon HQ2 project included over $2 billion in state, local incentives

In choosing sites other than West Michigan, Amazon.com Inc. walked away from more than $2 billion in incentives offered by three West Michigan municipalities to the Seattle-based online retailer to locate in the region.

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:34

Grand Rapids misses out on Amazon HQ2 consideration

When online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. announced the top 20 possible locations for its second headquarters this morning, it did not include Grand Rapids in the list of metropolitan areas up for consideration.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:50

Shoot for the moon: In pitch to Amazon, Grand Rapids area shows it ‘punches above its weight’

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials from West Michigan acknowledge the region must overcome long odds in its bid to win the economic development sweepstakes for Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 project.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:00

GUEST COLUMN — An open letter to Jeff Bezos: Amazon needs Grand Rapids

Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer Amazon.com earlier this month issued a request for proposals to host its new, $5 billion second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. As MiBiz previously reported, local officials in West Michigan have thrown their hats into the ring in pursuing the massive economic development project. In this guest column, Adtegrity Inc. CEO Scott Brew spells out his view of why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos should consider locating the project in Grand Rapids.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:58

West Michigan economic developers will pursue secondary Amazon headquarters

West Michigan economic developers plan to jump into an already crowded pool of contenders for Amazon.com Inc.’s proposed $5 billion second headquarters.

Published in Economic Development