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Tuesday, 04 April 2023 17:16

Whitmer vows to protect preventative care access after Texas court ruling

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking state regulators to protect health insurance coverage for preventative services under the Affordable Care Act.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 02 April 2023 20:56

Inventory tech and $3 million power SxanPro health care startup

GRAND RAPIDS — Three years ago, Ashlea Souffrou saw an opportunity to develop a barcode scanning app that manages hospital surplus inventory, and she seized it. The result was SxanPro, a company that’s been profitable from day one.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 16:07

$120 million state grant for Ford project megasite in Marshall approved

State economic officials approved Tuesday a $120.3 million grant for site readiness at a megasite in Marshall, where Ford Motor Co. is building a $3.5 billion battery factory.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 10:20

Ford factory subsidies, at $690,000 per job, tally up to much more than other deals

LANSING — Michigan notched a win with Ford Motor Co’'s decision to build a $3.5 billion, 2,500-job electric vehicle battery factory in Marshall.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 13 March 2023 12:55

Gotion floats bigger battery plant plan as it awaits approvals

Gotion Inc.’s multibillion-dollar electric vehicle battery factory proposal near Big Rapids has swelled by 1 million square feet and 200-300 additional jobs despite lingering uncertainty that the project will even happen.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 13 March 2023 10:29

Doug and Maria DeVos buy majority stake in boat dealership of which they’re longtime patrons

After years frequenting the boat dealership Action Water Sports, Doug and Maria DeVos are now its majority owners.

Published in Small Business

Wednesday, 08 March 2023 20:25

Michigan Legislature votes to prohibit LGBTQ discrimination

LANSING — The Michigan House on Wednesday approved bills to add protections for LGBTQ people to the state’s civil rights law, capping a decades-long legislative effort to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, public services and housing.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 22 February 2023 17:37

Most Michigan retailers’ sales fall in January amid strong signs for spring

​​In what is typically a slow month for retailers, a significant number of merchants saw a decrease in sales to start the year.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 22 February 2023 14:36

Michigan wants $750 million to prep site for Ford EV battery plant on top of $1 billion incentives deal

LANSING — Michigan economic development officials on Wednesday asked lawmakers to allot $750 million to buy land, upgrade infrastructure and do other work in support of Ford Motor Co.’s new $3.5 billion, 2,500-job electric vehicle battery factory in Marshall, bringing total state incentives for the project to nearly $1.8 billion.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 20 February 2023 20:14

Office furniture dealers see an unlikely resurgence

It’s been nearly three years since the COVID-19 pandemic upended office markets around the country, including in Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 03 February 2023 17:55

Developers pitch ambitious 375-unit housing project at former WWII parachute factory

GRAND RAPIDS — A group of metro Detroit developers is eyeing a massive West Michigan industrial site that has for years resisted new construction.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 11:39

Small business group pushes changes to ‘retirement tax’ bills

LANSING — A business group on Monday requested changes to fast-tracked bills that would reverse Michigan’s “retirement tax,” proposing revisions its leader said would narrow disparities in how different seniors would be taxed under the legislation.

Published in Small Business

Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:26

Michigan’s chief mobility officer to step down — for a year of travel

The state's first chief mobility officer is on the move.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 21 December 2022 09:00

Crain Communications acquires MiBiz, details Grand Rapids market strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — Regional business publication MiBiz will join the growing portfolio of Detroit-based Crain Communications Inc. under a new deal announced today. 

Published in Economic Development