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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.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 17, 2014:

A coalition of business and agriculture groups and West Michigan economic developers wants to make it easier to ship products into the region’s only deepwater port from the Mississippi River system.

MiBiz Growth Report: March 3, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 02 March 2014 23:25 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 3, 2014:

Grand Rapids-based Sob Noisse Movies hopes to make a big entrance when its second feature film, “Buzzard,” debuts at next month’s South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 17, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 16 February 2014 18:49 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Feb. 17, 2014

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 2, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 02 February 2014 20:57 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Feb. 2, 2014:

Even as they continue to compare favorably to their peers in the U.S. on most measures, Michigan’s big three research universities lag in spinning out startup businesses.

Coming off its blockbuster $8.6 billion deal for Elan Corp. in Ireland, Perrigo Co. says it remains committed to a strategy built on further mergers and acquisitions.

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