Displaying items tagged: Amplify GR

Sunday, 12 February 2023 17:45

Language, child care, transportation: Gentex tackling key drivers of labor shortage

GRAND RAPIDS — Gentex Corp.’s recently announced plan for a satellite production facility in the city of Grand Rapids is the Tier 1 auto supplier’s latest phase of a multi-pronged effort at attracting talent.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 09:33

‘We need to be here’: Tier 1 auto supplier Gentex to open production facility in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Ottawa County’s largest employer is opening a satellite production facility on Grand Rapids’ south side in hopes of better attracting talent from the city and delivering economic benefits to a historically disadvantaged neighborhood.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 06 December 2022 19:52

Grand Rapids OKs incentives for 4 mixed-use developments totaling 200 housing units

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids city commissioners have approved tax incentives for four mixed-use projects that would add 200 housing units across the city.

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 17:36

Housing loan fund, public amenities among 21 projects recommended for share of Kent County stimulus funding

Kent County staff have narrowed down more than 300 requests for federal stimulus funding to 21 projects that involve housing, public amenities, support for underrepresented communities, and social programs.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 08 November 2022 10:51

$8M north GR apartment project among recipients of state brownfield grants

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy recently awarded a total of $1.73 million in brownfield grants for three redevelopments on contaminated properties in West Michigan.

Monday, 17 October 2022 17:24

Kent Co. officials rank more than 300 proposals seeking $127M in federal ARPA funds

GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County residents and representatives from local organizations made their case Friday for a piece of the $127 million that the county is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 16 June 2022 17:30

4 West Michigan affordable housing projects receive $4.4M in tax credits

Two affordable housing developments in Grand Rapids and another each in Wyoming and rural Barry County secured Low Income Housing Tax Credits in the latest round of awards for the key development funding mechanism. 

Thursday, 26 May 2022 22:26

Boston Square ‘community hub’ to feature child care, health clinic, workforce development components

GRAND RAPIDS — City planning officials will soon consider a substantial component of Amplify GR’s expansive Boston Square Together project.

Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:26

Food incubators, accelerators on the rise in West Michigan

KALAMAZOO — When it first opened in 2008, the Can-Do Kitchen in Kalamazoo provided an avenue for budding food entrepreneurs to take their businesses outside of their homes and into a professional kitchen.

Published in Food/Agribusiness