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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.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 27, 2014:

Western Michigan University is positioning a new degree concentration to help serve the global aviation industry that’s expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.

MiBiz talked with Joe Borgstrom, director of the newly established EB-5 Regional Center, about the implications the added visas could have for the state.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 12, 2014.

Businesses across the Holland-Zeeland area invest more of their revenues into new product development than their peers in the Midwest and across the nation — and they’re planning expansions at a higher rate.

Entrepreneur Adam Heikkila was looking for a space to meet with clients, but he couldn’t afford to pay too much as he was just beginning to launch his electronics repair business.

Michigan wants to roll out the welcome mat for large, logistics-intensive companies that need access to different modes of transportation to move goods.

Jennifer Owens will take the reigns of Lakeshore Advantage on May 5, replacing former president Randy Thelen who led the organization for 10 years and left this year for a position in Nebraska.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 28, 2014:

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 14, 2014:

After lawmakers reworked their repeal of Michigan’s personal property tax law to remove one potential source of opposition, tax reform proponents have now turned their focus to passing an August ballot proposal that’s required to make the changes stick.

While Michigan is clearly in a better place than it was at the depths of the recession, the state still has a ways to go to improve and compete at the level of other “top 10” states.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 31, 2014.

Solid job growth should continue across West Michigan through 2015, although some markets will fare far better than others, according to the latest outlook from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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