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While the state will continue to operate a film office to assist productions that choose to shoot in Michigan, it will no longer provide any kind of tax incentives — whether through a credit or a rebate — as it has since 2008.

The manufacturer of niche, designer furniture recently acquired the assets of Denton, N.C.-based Councill Company LLC, a luxury-brand residential and contract furniture manufacturer. The acquisition included all Councill’s casegoods and a majority of its upholstered products.

Waterville, Ohio-based The Woda Group Inc. plans to turn a former school building into low-income housing in Ionia County.

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission today unanimously approved a proposed 287-unit apartment development just north of the Michigan Street corridor. There, Valdosta, Ga.-based Rise Real Estate Co. plans to acquire and demolish 20 properties along Benson and Grand Streets to make way for the new apartments, along with a proposed 325-space parking deck.

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board of directors today voted to move forward a draft of the GR Forward plan for a formalized public review.

Greatland Corp. acquires tax software firm

Written by | Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:02 |

Greatland Corp., a Grand Rapids-based provider of W-2 and 1099 products for employers, acquired NewportWave, an Irvine, Calif.,  company specializing in W-2 and 1099 software and support.

After working together since 2008, Lansing-based Neogen Corp. and Illumina Inc. of San Diego have extended a partnership to commercialize more genetic testing and sequencing technology for the agricultural industry.

Executives at Family Christian Stores want a federal bankruptcy court to allow the company to hold a vote of creditors to decide the fate of its proposed sale to an inside buyer.

The two buildings, located at 555 Michigan Street and 501 Michigan Street NE will have a combined 26 market-rate apartments in addition to one retail space in each of the buildings.

The Muskegon-based manufacturer of aluminum and zinc die castings, mechanical assemblies and injected molded plastics announced yesterday its merger with Fayetteville, Ark.-based Pace Industries.

Bayer CropScience Inc. will make “significant” upgrades to production capacity with new machinery and equipment to produce its Liberty brand of herbicide, said Steve Smythe, plant manager at Bayer’s Muskegon facility.

The Center for Clinical Research combines leadership, expertise, resources and staff from the medical school, Borgess Research Institute and Bronson Research to support clinical research at Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

The manufacturer of plastic injection-molded components for the automotive, furniture and equipment industries plans to construct a 57,600-square-foot expansion that is slated to create 54 additional jobs.

The Grand Rapids office of Chicago-based real estate capital firm Cohen Financial has secured a $7.725 million commercial mortgage-backed security loan for an East Lansing retail center, according to a statement.

Lakeshore Anesthesia consists of 31 anesthesiologists and 10 anesthetists providing service to Mercy Health Muskegon’s Hackley and Mercy campuses, North Ottawa Community Hospital in Grand Haven, Muskegon Surgery Center, and Shoreline Vision Ambulatory Surgery Center.

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