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Economic Development (202)

Family owned businesses like Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. have a lot in common with one another regardless of their industry. A new survey shows the segment is an increasingly important part of the economic fiber in West Michigan, but they also face many similar business and operational challenges.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 2, 2014

Written by | Monday, 01 September 2014 22:56 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 2, 2014.

It seems one man’s garbage is another man’s economic indicator.

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.

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 18, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 17 August 2014 22:56 |

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.

MiBiz Growth Report: August 4, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 03 August 2014 23:29 |

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.

MiBiz Growth Report: July 7, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 06 July 2014 22:54 |

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:

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