As a city consisting of 20 different neighborhood business districts, the traditional, top-down economic development model isn’t always scaleable in Grand Rapids’ unique neighborhoods.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 18, 2014:
Even with the state’s improving economic climate, many small communities often lack the resources and connections needed to seize opportunities for business retention and job growth.
The crack of a baseball bat was again a part of the soundtrack of summer in Kalamazoo, and by most indicators, it looks to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 4, 2014.
New research shows that the availability of high-speed Internet for Michigan households is on the rise.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 21.
A coalition of West Michigan employers wants to keep this summer’s crop of interns working in the region.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 7, 2014.
Redevelopment of the former Grand Rapids Press property in downtown could go beyond creating a biomedical research center for Michigan State University.
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.
This summer could be a telling season for the salmon fishery in Lake Michigan and the lakeshore economy that relies on the industry for tourism.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 23, 2014:
Here is the MiBiz Growth report for June 9, 2014:
This fall, Michigan’s minimum wage standard begins a staggered increase over four years. Beginning Sept. 1, the state’s minimum wage will climb gradually from the present $7.40 an hour up to $9.25 an hour in January 2018. After that, an annual increase is tied to Consumer Price Index for the Midwest.
With a 208-panel, 52-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system installed on its roof, Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services LLC can now harvest solar energy to help offset the electrical load from its operations.