3 companies, hundreds of area jobs

3 companies, hundreds of area jobs

There are 45 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Sep 23, 2008, titled 3 companies, hundreds of area jobs. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Plans are under way to bring hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars worth of investments to West Michigan.

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will

New York, NY

#1 Sep 23, 2008
we need jobs now don't wait till 2013
Rocky

Saint Joseph, MI

#2 Sep 23, 2008
will wrote:
we need jobs now don't wait till 2013
WE AS IN CANADA?

Since: Mar 08

Jenison

#3 Sep 23, 2008
Let's hope it all works out. Anything to bring more jobs and strenghten the economy.
JPP

Detroit, MI

#4 Sep 23, 2008
Glad to see Bissell to stay and expand in this area. If they had moved operations to China my loyalty to this local based business would have been over. I've always bought Bissell products when possible.
Sam

Madison, WI

#5 Sep 23, 2008
That's great news, even if it is a bit down the road at least it's something to look forward to.
Burton Heights

Ann Arbor, MI

#6 Sep 23, 2008
Not trying to be negative but...
I dont see how we can be too excited about 600 jobs coming to the area in the next 5 years. Especially when we have to use millions of dollars to do it. We need jobs now!

Since: Jul 08

Jenison

#7 Sep 23, 2008
It is really nice to read about jobs that could have gone overseas staying in Michigan and offering jobs to some who are unemployed. I am an avid buyer of Bissell products and its great news they are expanding here. It would have been a huge loss to Walker and Michigan if they left. I don't think 2013 will come quick enough for many unemployed, but at least its a start.

“love, loyalty, friendship”

Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#8 Sep 23, 2008
Thank goodness! People need something to look forward to these days, maybe some people planning on moving away will rethink it.
Batch37 Pain Is Good

United States

#9 Sep 23, 2008
Anybody want to develop a refrigerator in their garage and take it to market?
Chad

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Sep 23, 2008
Rocky wrote:
<quoted text>
WE AS IN CANADA?
He's probably not actually from Canada - just as topix thinks I am from somewhere other than Grand Haven (usually Rockford, or sometimes Comstock Park).

Glad to see that some jobs are coming or staying here. We need more of this.
Chad

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Sep 23, 2008
.....Or, today, Cedar Springs!?!
Dave

United States

#12 Sep 23, 2008
Burton Heights wrote:
Not trying to be negative but...
I dont see how we can be too excited about 600 jobs coming to the area in the next 5 years. Especially when we have to use millions of dollars to do it. We need jobs now!
Be patient. This is how things happen. Other companies will see that these companies are investing in the area, and they will do the same. Some will be here before 2013, some will take longer. Things will get better, but not overnight.
Suzie

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Sep 23, 2008
My husband works for Bissell. It's a great company!
TommyO

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Sep 23, 2008
What? Come on, I read CNN and watch the news on TV - the economy is crashing and we're entering the worst econimic times since the Great Depression! How can there be new jobs? Next thing you know you will tell me that there is not a huge crisis and that it is all a bunch of banks and credit companies failing and putting people who borrowed money they could never repay at risk!
DJL

United States

#15 Sep 23, 2008
Wait a minute, I thought Granmole was in Japan trying to get more jobs for Michigan.
I don't see anywhere in the article that these jobs are coming from Japanese companies.
Maybe she should stay out of the state. When she is gone good things happen in Michigan.
Surprise, surprise.
Snowrider

Savannah, GA

#16 Sep 23, 2008
DARN!!!! And all this time I thought that casinos were going to create high paying jobs and be the state "savior". Now all we're going to get are high paying jobs, benefits, more disposable income, technical base, corporate community support, additonal tax base for our schools and more small business to support the larger.....note the sarcasm in my voice.....
Snowrider

Savannah, GA

#17 Sep 23, 2008
DJL wrote:
Wait a minute, I thought Granmole was in Japan trying to get more jobs for Michigan.
I don't see anywhere in the article that these jobs are coming from Japanese companies.
Maybe she should stay out of the state. When she is gone good things happen in Michigan.
Surprise, surprise.
HARR DEEE HARR!!!! See ya Jenn...
Terri Land for Gov!!!!
Been there

United States

#18 Sep 23, 2008
Snowrider wrote:
DARN!!!! And all this time I thought that casinos were going to create high paying jobs and be the state "savior". Now all we're going to get are high paying jobs, benefits, more disposable income, technical base, corporate community support, additonal tax base for our schools and more small business to support the larger.....note the sarcasm in my voice.....
Hmmmmm. Maybe she should stay in Japan. Anyone know how to have a passport cancelled?
tom

Greenville, MI

#19 Sep 23, 2008
JPP wrote:
Glad to see Bissell to stay and expand in this area. If they had moved operations to China my loyalty to this local based business would have been over. I've always bought Bissell products when possible.
before you praise them too much, they moved mfg. to Mehico a few years ago to increase profits el mucho........adios amigo
Snowrider

Savannah, GA

#20 Sep 23, 2008
Been there wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmmm. Maybe she should stay in Japan. Anyone know how to have a passport cancelled?
Perhaps she should just go back home.........to Canada....

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