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Automakers’ desire to quicken the pace of new vehicle launches has sent shock waves through the industry’s supply chain.

A pair of deals would give Chemical Financial Corp. and Huntington Bancshares Inc. larger footprints in Michigan and could renew the momentum for bank M&A in the state.

Michelle Van Dyke transitioned from a career in banking to become president and CEO of the Heart of West Michigan United Way in Grand Rapids at a time when nonprofit organizations need to adjust to how a younger generation contributes to causes.

With more than 530 new apartments and at least $115 million in new investment, the pipeline for mixed-use development remains strong along the Michigan Street corridor east of the Medical Mile.

Bar and restaurant operator BarFly Ventures LLC of Grand Rapids has partnered with a contract brewery in Detroit to market and distribute HopCat-branded beer, MiBiz has learned.

While plummeting oil prices over the last month have led to relief for consumers at the pump, the news has been mixed for West Michigan manufacturers, particularly for suppliers of the oil-and-gas industry.

Despite a growing number of plug-in electric vehicles on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, industry analysts say the segment has failed to reach the “aspirational” levels many had hoped.

While EV and hybrid sales continue to be a challenge in the era of sub-$2 per gallon gasoline, some automakers say the cheap gas has also forced them to re-evaluate their strategy for small sedans.

The movement of people back to urban areas and the onslaught of new transportation options has forced traditional automotive manufacturers to take notice and plan for the future.

Most automotive suppliers in West Michigan remain privately-held, meaning that information about their financial health stays tightly under wraps.

A West Michigan custom fabricator believes its partnership with a California energy company could fuel revenue growth this year and beyond.

With nearly 2,000 new apartment units in the development pipeline for downtown Grand Rapids, many in the community have started to wonder when a full-service grocery store will open in the city core.

The six independent health systems behind a new clinical care network across Michigan want to bring on more partners.

Banks and credit card companies think they should be the ones who select the best technologies to combat fraud, not the state Legislature.

At $271.2 million, the expansion and renovation at Mercy Health’s Hackley Hospital campus in Muskegon stands as one of the largest health care projects in Michigan today.

As the price of wind and solar energy declines and even falls in line with fossil fuels, some policymakers have started to wonder if it’s time to expand Michigan’s renewable energy mandates.

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation is fortifying an effort that allows nonprofit and for-profit organizations to tap into the institutional knowledge of retirement-age individuals.

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