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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.

Business executives across West Michigan feel more confident about the economy than they have at any time in more than a decade. Results from an annual Grand Valley State University survey of CEOs and business leaders in a four-county region generated a confidence index of 70.42 percent toward the end of 2013, which compares to 67.85 percent a year earlier. 

The closure of a Teleperformance USA call center in Southeast Michigan does not appear to have affected the firm’s new operations in the Grand Rapids area, according to statements from a company executive.

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 20, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 19 January 2014 22:25 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 20, 2014:

Federal legislation sponsored by a West Michigan congressman to make it easier to broker the sale or acquisition of a small business passed the U.S. House Tuesday without opposition.

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