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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.

Published in Economic Development

When Dan Scheid and Aaron Zeigler took over the family-owned Zeigler Auto Group more than a decade ago, they knew they wanted to position the Kalamazoo-based dealership group for growth.

Published in CFO Award Profiles

If you want to hit up the crowd for equity capital under Michigan’s new crowdfunding law, you’ll probably have to do it without Tweeting, Facebooking or Linking In details of your deal.

Published in Finance

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Kalamazoo has added two partners to its roster from competing firm Varnum LLP.

Published in In the News

The proposal for a business incubator in Ottawa County focused on agricultural technology could one day have a physical home, but the county first wants to see results from a virtual operation before it makes that investment.

Published in Agribiz

In striking a merger deal in late 2012, two competing Grand Rapids-based architectural firms determined they could be more competitive and more profitable together than they could as separate entities.

Published in Finance

Alternative energy jobs do exist, and they’re being created at companies in West Michigan.

Published in Energy

As companies welcome lower utility costs thanks to cheap natural gas, some wonder whether the current energy situation could be doing a disservice to the development of renewable energy — and to the planet.

Published in Energy

A fledgling movement to diversify Native American economies is playing out in Southwest Michigan as the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi starts to acquire a portfolio of companies, including manufacturers like Accu-Mold.

Published in Manufacturing

Elevator pitch contests and business plan competitions are practically a growth industry in Michigan these days. But are they effective at training entrepreneurs to actually launch their business ideas and get funding?

Published in Economic Development
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