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Making West Michigan A Hi-Tech Hub


Officials in west Michigan want to make it a high-tech hub in the coming years. Randy Thelen is the president and CEO of The Right Place in Grand Rapids, a regional economic development agency. “Over the last

Cook Plant Unit 1 Returns To Service


Indiana Michigan Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 was returned to service on Sunday, September 4, at 3:18 p.m. following a brief forced outage. At 1:48 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, Indiana Michigan Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant

SWM Housing Market Settling Down


The southwest Michigan real estate market is adjusting as prices and the decrease of available houses slow down. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says in July, for the second consecutive month, there was little or no

Meijer Launching New Kind Of Smaller Stores


Meijer is planning to launch a new type of store, this kind smaller than its usual multi-department big box outlets. The Walker-based company says Meijer Grocery will provide shoppers with convenience as they’re just looking for grocery