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It remains up in the air as to whether Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will be joining the GOP field running for President in 2016.

Metro Health Corp.’s proposed joint venture with Community Health Systems Inc. gained plenty of public support Thursday, including the endorsement of a health care planning agency and the former head of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Grand Rapids has the lowest vacancy rate for apartments of any U.S. metropolitan market, and savvy developers see that as a business opportunity. As evidence, they have more than 1,400 residential units committed or currently under construction across the city.

While it may not keep Marcie Hillary up at night, the vice president of community relations for Hospice of Michigan was recently reminded how other, less well-intentioned organizations can infringe on the reputation and good name of many local nonprofits.

3 Republicans, 3 visions on energy policy

Written by | Sunday, 12 April 2015 22:00 |

Leaders in state government may be united under the Republican Party banner, but when it comes to revamping Michigan’s comprehensive energy policy, differences in vision have emerged over the past month.

Under a new ruling from federal securities regulators, companies can now raise up to $50 million from investors and still qualify for an exemption to the costly and extensive process involved in a typical public offering.

More West Michigan manufacturers in the automotive supply chain could be adding new facilities and equipment over the next few years.

Walker-based Meijer Inc. has no current plans to shift away from its traditional big-box format in favor of smaller stores located in urban areas.

Certificate-of-need regulations in Michigan help to contain health care costs, although they tend to concentrate some regulated medical services into the hands of fewer care providers, according to a new analysis by a business-labor coalition.

In offering cash rewards for members who shop around for the best price for their health care services, Priority Health says it wants to see greater cost transparency and even alter the industry’s trajectory.

There are many reasons health care costs so much in America. Steve Brill’s explanation: Hospitals and pharmaceutical companies charge way too much and, except for nurses and doctors, the people who run health care in America make too much money.

Metro Health Corp.’s decision to partner with Community Health Systems Inc. came down to wanting to maintain “some local control.”

Small regional airports could bear the brunt of changes in the aviation industry. The reason: A projected pilot shortage is only expected to intensify over the next decade.

Put a group of local executives together to talk about their hiring needs and it probably won’t be long before the phrases start to fly.

After more than a decade of private and public investments, the growth in Michigan’s venture capital industry has created a large demand for further investments to increase the available funds and support previously funded startups.

Wyoming-based Avanti Law Group PLLC turns five-years-old next month and to celebrate, the firm is expanding, having recently acquired the practice of Nohemi Jimenez in Holland. Robert Alvarez and fellow co-founder Raquel Salas started Avanti after working as opposing counsel on a number of cases. Alvarez spoke with MiBiz about the firm’s expansion and its growing roster of international clients.

The headlines about acquisitions, expansions and outside investments — and even bankruptcies — provide proof that the West Michigan craft beer industry has started to mature. That’s not surprising for Bart Watson, the chief economist at the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association.

Southfield-based Chassix Holdings Inc. announced today that it has gained approval for $250 million in debtor-in-possession financing by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, according to a statement.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 13, 2015.

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