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MiBiz Growth Report: July 7, 2014

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

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 7, 2014.

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.

Redevelopment of the former Grand Rapids Press property in downtown could go beyond creating a biomedical research center for Michigan State University.

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:

MiBiz Growth Report: June 9, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 08 June 2014 22:02 |

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.

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.

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