Economic Development

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Feature Story City officials worked with the crowdsourcing platform Patronicity to purchase and install a 20-foot Christmas tree in a downtown Holland park. (City of Holland)

Downtown Holland creates holiday magic with a little crowdfunding


Feature Story Koops Automation Systems team members work together to assemble an automated system.

Employee-owned Holland company on a growth streak


Feature Story Joe Matthews is the Vice President of Purchasing and Diversity Officer for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp.

Love of language translates into action


Feature Story Zeeland's Tripelroot brewpub has had to shift gears to stay relavant in the time of COVID.
Feature Story Haworth received the West Michigan Circular Economy Leadership Award.

Haworth honored for circular design process


Feature Story Six 2020 Discover Manufacturing Week scholarships, valued at $500 each, are available to high school seniors pursuing a manufacturing-related career in Michigan.
Feature Story Hawthorn Pond Natural Area is located in Holland Township. (Photo by Mike Lozon)

What to do in November? 8 activities to enjoy along the Lakeshore


Feature Story A 133- unit condominium and apartment development is being proposed for downtown Grand Haven.

New residential development proposed for downtown Grand Haven


Feature Story Herman Miller employees take part in the Grand Rapids Climate Strike in 2019.
Feature Story Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland Teen Center Director, Sara Delbene, helps a teen with her homework on a Wi-Fi enabled device.

Boys & Girls Club steps up to support youth during the pandemic


Feature Story Dons Flowers and Gifts President Douglas J. Vos and office manager Katie DenHerder prepare to give away 3,500 roses to customers, so they can gift the flowers to friends and family in an effort to lift community spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zeeland shop offers free flowers to lift community spirits


Feature Story There are steps employers can take to ensure privacy and cybersecurity, even as employees work remotely.
Feature Story  Macatawa Area Express (MAX Transit) has openings for 12 full- and part-time bus operators. The positions have a starting wage of $15.25. 
Feature Story Surveys show that 51% of employees report stress and burnout as a result of working at home. 

10 tips to reduce stress for employees working at home


Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

How Diversity Forum aims to advance equity in Ottawa County


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