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Private equity investors put $6.7 billion into 50 Michigan-based companies last year, according to an annual report issued in late June by the Washington, D.C-based Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC).

The deal for a 66.8 percent stake in Fineldo SpA.’s Indesit Co. would give the Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) a larger presence in the European appliance market.

Grand Rapids' new NBA Development League basketball team, the Grand Rapids Drive, have announced that its retail store will be located in the Shops at Monroe Center and Division (MoDiv).

Above all else, the nonprofit Saugatuck Center for the Arts prioritizes serving its audience a strong product that keeps donors happy and willing to continue funding the organization.

A senior executive at the private equity-backed company that bought a piece of Johnson Controls Inc.’s automotive interiors business in June says it plans to invest at its base of operations in West Michigan.

By pledging $1 million in free legal services for Michigan startups, Varnum LLP has helped support what attorney Harvey Koning describes as the state’s entrepreneur-led economic revival.

Reaching for overdrive

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A revised IHS Automotive production forecast for 2014 suggests automotive suppliers could see more orders than originally expected.

Kent County’s most prevalent manufacturing industries are poised for stagnant employment growth over the next six years.

By investing in new products during tough times and engaging in succession planning well ahead of executive transitions, Nucraft Furniture Co. has made continuity a key priority of its business.

By providing members 24-hour access to a doctor, Priority Health hopes to further embrace an emerging change in how physicians and patients connect via telehealth.

As Kendall College of Art and Design launches its new graduate program in architecture this fall, the school realizes that it will need to differentiate itself from an already crowded field of educational offerings.

Communities and organizations that use crowdfunding to raise funds for public projects have an opportunity to double their money.

Michigan’s improved economy has a pension fund for retired public employees taking a wider view and giving its home state more consideration when making investments.

Redevelopment of the former Grand Rapids Press property in downtown could go beyond creating a biomedical research center for Michigan State University.

As the West Michigan craft beverage industry begins to shift beyond beer, one West Michigan company has set its sights on producing the so-called “nectar of the gods.”

Frustrated with traditional real estate investment models, a pair of Grand Rapids-based investors formed a new platform that will help them and other investors tap into the crowd to fund deals.

Grand Rapids-based Schuler Books Inc. plans to acquire Nicola’s Books, a 9,800-square-foot independent bookstore in the Westgate Shopping Center in Ann Arbor, according to a statement.

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