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Economists project both the U.S. and Michigan economies to gain more strength in the coming year, as employment picks up and Wall Street continues charging ahead.

Michigan’s economy should continue to grow in 2014 and into 2015, adding a projected 130,000 jobs over two years, according to an annual outlook from University of Michigan’s economists.

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 25, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 24 November 2013 23:41 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 25, 2013.

The flight plan for a nonprofit economic development organization with deep ties to the West Michigan business community is nearing its terminal destination.

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 11, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 10 November 2013 23:07 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 11, 2013:

Addresses in downtown Battle Creek could be among the most desirable in the city, but for that to happen, more residential properties need to be built in the area.

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 28, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 27 October 2013 22:16 |

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Graduating into the work world is daunting enough for many college students, but when those students identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the challenges are even greater.

Business Leaders for Michigan wants to find ways to make the state a winner once again. The organization is gathering leaders from across the state to focus on the state’s competitiveness, entrepreneurship and talent at its second annual CEO Summit, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 14, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 13 October 2013 22:27 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 14.

In 1998, President Bill Clinton was embroiled in the Lewinsky sex scandal, the Detroit Red Wings won their ninth Stanley Cup, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif.

Businesses across Michigan view their future business prospects with a little more optimism than a year ago, although fewer expect to hire additional employees in the next six months, according to the results from a PNC Bank survey.

As you flip through the pages of this special section highlighting the winners and finalists of our inaugural M&A, Deals and Dealmakers Awards, you’ll probably recognize many of the companies and individuals featured here. Most of them have been written up in the local media, as well as other niche business publications with names such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Financial Times.

A collaboration of the Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Public Museum wants to explore the possibility of creating a new K-12 school based on human-centered design thinking.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 30, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:34 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 30, 2013:

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