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Monday, 18 April 2022 16:09

Michigan businesses join call for state climate action plan with 2050 carbon-neutral target

Major automakers, craft breweries and an outdoor recreation resort are among Michigan companies calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to finalize a statewide climate action plan that includes a carbon neutral target by 2050.

Published in Energy
Friday, 03 December 2021 16:00

Consumers, DTE seek special electric rates for large development projects

Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities seek to play a more active role in economic development — particularly in luring advanced manufacturing facilities to the state — with plans to offer new electricity rates for large expansion projects.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 02 December 2021 12:22

New economic development coalition calls for change to help Michigan compete

Nearly two dozen economic development and trade organizations have formed the Winning Michigan Jobs coalition with the goal of helping the state regain a competitive edge for new jobs and investments.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:34

Industrial electric customers could choose power supplier under new bill

A state lawmaker from West Michigan has introduced legislation that would give industrial electric customers an opportunity to select alternative power suppliers in what supporters say is an effort to reduce electric costs and attract investments.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 10 October 2021 18:30

MEDC ‘comfortable’ after steep drop in tribal revenue sharing during pandemic

Officials at the Michigan Economic Development Corp. say they are moving forward after the organization took a multi-million-dollar hit last year as revenue sharing from tribally owned casinos plummeted during pandemic-related shutdowns.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 10 October 2021 16:00

With tight industrial inventory, developers turn to outlying metro areas

Low industrial real estate vacancy rates and ongoing construction backlogs are pushing industrial projects to more rural and outlying areas.



Wednesday, 29 September 2021 16:48

‘We need to do more to compete:’ Economic development leaders raise concerns over Ford expansion outside of Michigan

A statewide organization of economic development leaders is sounding alarms following Ford Motor Co.’s recent announcement to venture outside of its home state to make a historic investment in electric vehicles.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 30 August 2021 14:10

Crain’s Detroit: Regulators reviewing Spectrum, Beaumont merger ahead of fall closing

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is in the middle of its antitrust review of the proposed merger between Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:30

3 Gatos Brewery aims to give West Michigan a taste of international food, beer

WYOMING — Linus and Renata De Paoli left their corporate lives working as engineers in Germany and have opened a new brewery to introduce a range of international food and beer culture to West Michigan.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 09 May 2021 18:05

Auto dealers face vehicle shortage as supply chain woes grip industry

In a typical year, Matt Koning likes to have up to 210 vehicles listed and ready to sell across his four used car lots. Right now, his inventory is sitting at 110 — and he still feels fortunate to have that robust of a supply.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 13:55

E-scooters have arrived in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — After two years of planning, the city of Grand Rapids has launched an e-scooter sharing program. 

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 15:27

DTE Energy plans major two-year solar energy buildout to meet corporate demand

DTE Energy plans to significantly expand its solar energy portfolio in the next two years to support growing corporate demand for renewable energy contracts.

Published in Energy


Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:28

Michigan Israel Business Accelerator’s new initiative to help local companies harness innovation

In a business climate in which manufacturers are pressured to stay up on the latest technology, there is little wonder why Michigan-based companies might look to Israel for best practices.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:31

Commercial EVs gain attention from automakers, corporations, environmentalists

Major automakers as well as nascent startups are showing an increased focus on electrified commercial delivery vehicles, hoping to gain market share as corporate demand increases.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:50

Automotive supply chain adapts to month-by-month scenario planning

Automotive manufacturers are back up and running after months of production shutdowns following widespread outbreaks of COVID-19. 

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 28 May 2020 11:28

Nessel joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration fuel economy rollback

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 22 other states in challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era automobile fuel economy standards.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 08 May 2020 16:45

Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers

Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.  

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:21

Court challenges to follow Trump administration’s vehicle fuel economy rollback

Nearly two years after announcing its initial plan, the Trump administration issued a final rule on March 31 that rolls back Obama-era automobile fuel economy standards and requires modest fuel efficiency increases in forthcoming internal combustion models.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:55

Arsenal of health: Manufacturers shift operations to meet needs during pandemic

Demand for the mobile computer workstations produced by Walker-based health care furniture manufacturer Altus Industries Inc. had already begun to spike as hospitals started setting up quarantine and triage areas in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients. 

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:53

Reports: Detroit Three automakers to close all North American factories

Detroit’s Big Three automakers will shut down all of their factories in an effort to protect workers and the further spread of novel coronavirus, according to various industry reports. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:20

Automotive analysts see shifting dynamics amid coronavirus spread

The automotive industry is scrambling to strike a balance between near-term execution and unsteady industry disruption from the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 06 December 2019 11:14

State Legislature considers bills to significantly change health care certificate of need regs

Michigan’s certification-of-need regulations for health care projects could undergo significant changes under legislation proposed in Lansing.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:30

Michigan’s attractiveness grows among aerospace manufacturers

Michigan is the most attractive state in the Midwest for new aerospace manufacturing businesses.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 12 October 2018 19:05

Optimism or Pessimism? Manufacturing execs express ‘caution’ for rest of 2018

As supply chains adjust to new realities in international trade, West Michigan manufacturers are entering the final months of 2018 with “caution.”

Published in Manufacturing

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 13:23

Ford announces City of Tomorrow mobility pilot project in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is one of three cities nationally to be selected for a pilot program from Ford Motor Co. aimed at addressing the transportation needs of today and in the future.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:51

Rockford firm uses big data to time machine lubrication, maintenance

ROCKFORD — Getting West Michigan manufacturers to embrace cutting-edge technology can be “a tough nut to crack.”

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 28 May 2017 19:00

With Hackett, Ford hopes for another visionary CEO

When Jim Hackett retired from the corner office at Steelcase Inc. in 2014, he told MiBiz the “narrative is still being written” about what he planned to do in the next phase of his professional life.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 27 November 2016 15:44

Business as usual, for now: West Mich. automotive suppliers adopt wait-and-see approach

After one of the largest political upsets in recent history, West Michigan automotive suppliers have started assessing how a Donald Trump presidency could affect their industry. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:19

Brexit adds uncertainty for West Michigan manufacturers

British voters wanted to send a message with the Brexit vote, and it was certainly heard loud and clear by manufacturers in West Michigan. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 20 March 2016 16:38

Lansing’s XG Sciences plans $24 million IPO

LANSING — A Mid Michigan nanotechnology company seeks to raise $24 million through an initial public offering to fund operations as it continues to commercialize composite materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and other uses.

Published in Breaking News

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