Dutch Girl Brewery Inc. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan about a month and a half after closing its doors.
“It’s definitely not easy anymore.”
— Jason Spaulding, Brewery Vivant
As Michigan’s craft beverage industry matures and gets more competitive, it’s causing more than a few growing pains to emerge. Additionally, the pace of growth has slowed, forcing producers
to rely on solid business practices to succeed. In this comprehensive special report, MiBiz examines how these companies are adapting their strategies to survive in the ever-changing market.
As the craft brewing industry grows in Michigan and beyond, it has been met with a continual skepticism about whether the market can support even more producers. Every industry hiccup stirs talk of a craft beer bubble that’s on the verge of bursting. In separate interviews, MiBiz brought that discussion to three professional advisers to get their take on the state of the industry.
Thirsty Michigan craft beer consumers bought the equivalent of around 59,000 more pints of Brewery Vivant’s beer in 2016 than they did the year before.
Milacron Holdings Corp. today detailed its plans to invest in a West Michigan manufacturing facility.
As the four partners developed the business plan for Creston Brewery, they faced a key decision that would define the future direction of their company.
A Pennsylvania plant closure could translate into growth in West Michigan for a global plastic injection molding supplier.
Because Native American tribes are sovereign nations, they’re tax-exempt and have their own statutes and regulations, although they must follow federal law. Tribally owned firms also are exempt from state and federal income taxes.
Across West Michigan, Native American tribes have started to hang out their own shingle in enterprises that move them away from the familiar tribal-owned casino.
- Gun Lake Tribe
- gun lake casino
- Gun Lake Investments
- Migizi Economic Development Co
- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
- Waseyabek Development
- Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
- goodwill industries of greater grand rapids
- Marcus & Millichap
- HoChunk Inc
- potawatomi business development corp
- Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
- Small Business Administration
- Michigan Economic Development Corp
- Native American Economic Development
- American Indian economic development
- economic development
- Venture Capital
- private equity
- family office