Stakeholders in Site 36, the sprawling vacant property near the intersection of 36th Street and Clay Avenue SW in Wyoming, maintain that they’re still being picky in finding the right one or two companies to develop the industrial location.
As Grand Rapids-based Open Systems Technologies Inc. (OST) embarks on ambitious growth plans, the tech firm must also navigate through the process of its first leadership transition.
The contract medical device manufacturing industry in West Michigan would do well to pay attention to what’s happened in the automotive supply chain over the last two decades.
The state’s economic development organization wants to better promote Michigan’s long-established industrial design cluster as it seeks to attract new corporate investment in the state.
West Michigan for years has been touted as a market that offers high-quality health care at a lower cost than many other regions of the state or the nation.
Trends in the West Michigan-based contract medical device manufacturing industry parallel what the automotive sector experienced two decades ago, according to a group of executives who spoke with MiBiz for a recent roundtable discussion.
Grand Rapids economic development agency The Right Place Inc. has signed a contract to provide economic development services for Montcalm County, according to a statement.
New research suggests that West Michigan is losing one of its competitive advantages: its comparatively lower health care costs.
After a career spanning humanitarian relief, international and community development and a stint working on a congressional campaign, Megan Sall has a wealth of work experience. Sall currently serves as a business development manager at The Right Place Inc., a Grand Rapids-based economic development firm — a position she’s held for three years. At 32, Sall also became the youngest member appointed to Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Board of Trustees. She spoke with MiBiz about her upcoming eight-year term and the role of higher education in the region’s economy.
After working for two decades at one of the nation’s most respected medical schools, Jose Teixeira was ready for a change of scenery.
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