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While a competitive tax structure was important, Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC had a different prerequisite before even considering opening a cloud-based data center in Michigan: reliable, renewable energy. 

Published in Energy

Dematic, a manufacturer of conveyors systems, will explore the closure of its Grand Rapids manufacturing operations, according to a statement released today.

Published in In the News

Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of Grand Rapids-based The Right Place Inc., weighs in on the changing economic development landscape and how the organization intends to keep West Michigan competitive.

Published in Crystal Ball

The Right Place President and CEO Birgit Klohs announced the partnership, which is expected to begin Jan. 1, 2016, today at the 2016 Economic Outlook for West Michigan event in Grand Rapids.

Published in In the News

Dangling the carrot of a $5 billion investment and 1,000 new jobs, a Nevada-based data center operator asked the Michigan Legislature to change state tax laws to be competitive with other states.

Published in Economic Development

The docking of the last coal freighter at the Consumers Energy B.C. Cobb power plant earlier this month serves as a harbinger of what’s to come for the Port of Muskegon.

Published in Manufacturing

Total Quality Logistics LLC (TQL) plans to establish a sales facility in Grand Rapids at 2650 Horizon Drive.

Published in In the News

ALLEGAN — As the future of the company hangs in the balance, economic developers and business groups in West Michigan offered their public support today for Perrigo Co. plc, whose shareholders will decide by Friday morning on a hostile takeover attempt by Mylan N.V.

Published in In the News

A group of local government officials and economic developers in Kent County wants to develop new strategies to grow the area’s agricultural and food-processing industry. With the results of a new study conducted by the Kent County Agribusiness Community Workgroup, they’re now armed with the data to help inform that process.

Published in Agribiz

Rockford-based Byrne Electrical Specialists Inc. plans later this month to break ground on a new manufacturing facility in Lakeview on a blighted property on Tamarack Lake.

Published in In the News
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