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While experts continue to tout wind energy as a diversification target for many West Michigan manufacturers, companies that supply the industry say they’ve faced a period of stagnant demand, especially now that a key federal incentive no longer exists.

Published in Manufacturing

As manufacturing activity increases in West Michigan, many companies are finding their warehouses stocked with ready-to-ship inventory.

Published in Economic Development

Despite a growing economy spurred along by a strengthening manufacturing sector, experts predict a relatively bearish metals market to close out the year.

Published in Manufacturing

The bridge between West Michigan and its Dutch roots is continuing to grow as a delegation of business leaders from the Netherlands again visited the region.

Published in Economic Development

The city of Greenville in Montcalm County could serve as a case study of how the global economy affects the business climate in West Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing

Even with the state’s improving economic climate, many small communities often lack the resources and connections needed to seize opportunities for business retention and job growth.

Published in Economic Development

New research shows that the availability of high-speed Internet for Michigan households is on the rise.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 August 2014 22:00

Women CEOs on a steady rise

When Birgit Klohs became the CEO of The Right Place Inc. on Nov. 30, 1987, she was the first woman CEO of a nonprofit economic development agency in the Midwest.

Published in Nonprofits

West Michigan will have representation on a new authority set up to oversee construction of the new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Published in In the News

The broad capabilities of West Michigan’s design community help bolster the region’s economic resilience and strengthen its manufacturing sector.

Published in Design Matters
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