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A coalition of West Michigan employers wants to keep this summer’s crop of interns working in the region.

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.

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