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Sunday, 19 December 2021 19:00

Historic federal funding influx forces decision making by state, local policymakers

If there’s any certainty about 2022, it’s that Michigan policymakers will have billions of federal dollars to distribute for infrastructure and economic development. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:00

Biden plan could provide major funding influx for Michigan infrastructure plans

President Biden’s recently proposed $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan comes as state officials and local planning experts make gains in plotting investment needs across Michigan.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 August 2020 17:30

AI helps regional approach to city planning

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, which serves as the centralized hub of information for 39 West Michigan municipalities, has been using AI and machine learning to store, analyze and forecast data to plan for regional growth. 

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 11 June 2020 14:27

Metro Grand Rapids long-term transportation plan accepted by federal agencies

GRAND RAPIDS — A regional plan outlining multimodal transportation projects and funding priorities for the next 25 years in Kent and eastern Ottawa County has been accepted by federal agencies — a necessary step for the region to get federal transportation funding.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:38

Communities, researchers make case for federal Great Lakes funding

Congress controls the purse strings, and if last year is any indication, it will rebuff the Trump administration’s effort to gut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending for the Great Lakes.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 17 February 2017 14:15

New dashboard to provide accessible West Michigan data

A new dashboard unveiled today by a coalition of West Michigan economic developers and other organizations aims to increase accessibility to key data about the region.

Published in Breaking News