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In small towns across Michigan, development has shifted away from traditional downtown districts in recent years. But a number of cities hope to lure developers back to Main Street with support from the state’s placemaking incentives — and beer.

Changing purchasing behaviors and a shift to lower-volume orders have middle-market manufacturers well-positioned to compete in an increasingly global marketplace against even the largest corporations in the office furniture industry.

Kentwood-based TerraTrike learned all too well the pitfalls a business can face when its sales projections fall short of anticipating the actual demand from consumers for its products.

Operators of private health exchanges pitched them as a way for employers to better control their costs for coverage, reduce the administrative burden, and give employees more say in the benefits they want and need.

Priority Health became the first health plan in the nation to pay for a genetic test for people with complex cancers.

Editor's notebook: We're #47!

Written by | Sunday, 23 November 2014 22:00 |

If Michigan were a top 10 business state, we’d have 150,000 more jobs and an average of $12,000 more in individual income.

Michigan continues to rank 13th in the U.S. for its overall business tax burden, holding to a position that improved significantly in the last few years after legislators enacted sweeping changes to the state’s tax code.

The results of PNC Bank’s annual Wealth & Values survey dispel the stereotype of the wealthy as proverbial one-percenters who are only concerned with their personal financial interests.

When the founders of Long Road Distillers LLC decided to bring in an experienced professional to manage the launch of its spirits production later this year, they realized they needed to look beyond the local talent pool for help.

If you take a close look at national homeless youth statistics, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth are one of the biggest groups at risk.

After retiring in 1996 with more than 28 years at the the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Gerhardt Muller launched a teaching career at universities across the globe including the Shanghai Maritime University in China. Muller currently works as the President of SanSail Institute, a training arm of the SanSail Group, an organization that promotes and supports the conversion of diesel shipping vessels to liquid natural gas.

Executives at West Michigan technology firms generally fall into two “diametrically opposed” camps when it comes to outlining employment agreements for their workers.

If there were still any doubt that Perrigo Co. plc has become a true global player in over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, its latest international acquisition should solidify its role in the consolidating industry.

Business owners might be surprised to learn just how closely research has linked employee engagement to companies’ success or failure.

ArtPrize Grand Rapids has signed an agreement with Dallas to effectively license the Artprize brand and technology platform to the Texas city starting in 2016.

Organizations that credit innovation with driving sales higher over the last few years often embed it into their culture and structure. That's according to Plante Moran PLLC's annual look at innovation.

Navigating global competition, creating an environment for successful entrepreneurship and dealing with increased collaboration were just a few of the subjects executives discussed at the 2014 CEO Summit sponsored by Business Leaders for Michigan.

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