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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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Automotive and manufacturing employment in Michigan will ease during 2017 as vehicle production dips, according to a new outlook from Comerica Inc.

Spectrum Health rolls out a new mobile mammography unit next week that will offer breast cancer screenings at Meijer Inc. stores across West Michigan.

Over the past decade, many small business owners put off expansions or capital equipment purchases for as long as they could.

The new head of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan office believes lending should continue to grow, even as volumes for the agency’s federally backed loans keep moving upward.

Employment in Michigan’s health care sector grew steadily during the first half of the decade, reaching nearly 588,000 jobs as of 2015 and generating an economic impact of about $35 billion.

Legislation requiring doctors to use a state-run drug-monitoring system before prescribing a controlled substance represents the “start of a journey” to address the opioid epidemic in Michigan.

GRANDVILLE — Grand River Bank’s parent company has raised $14.4 million in new investor capital to support the firm’s continued growth, MiBiz has learned.

Small and mid-sized business owners in Michigan are more optimistic about the foreseeable future than they have been in five years, according to a spring survey by PNC Bank.

ROCKFORD — When Seth Rivard and his partners opened Rockford Brewing Co. in 2012 along the White Pine Trail about 15 miles north of Grand Rapids, they turned to a federal lending program that backs bank loans for small businesses.

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