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Wednesday, 12 April 2023 05:45

Economic developers work to build public trust in massive manufacturing projects

After spending months behind the scenes on complex negotiations and crafting incentive packages to lure major advanced manufacturers, Michigan economic development organizations now face another challenge to landing projects: public sentiment.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 March 2023 18:00

Nonprofits explore non-traditional leadership structures to avoid burnout, grow diversity

Nonprofit organizations are increasingly turning to alternative leadership structures with shared responsibilities to help combat burnout as well as open doors for more diverse executives.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 12 February 2023 18:19

GVSU partners with private sector to tackle labor shortage

A Q&A with Philomena Mantella, president of Grand Valley State University

Published in Talent

Sunday, 12 February 2023 18:02

New financing tools available as developers, investors contend with housing challenges

While local housing officials expect last year’s spike in housing prices and interest rates to cool off in 2023, high demand and low inventory are still creating difficulties for renters and homebuyers.

Sunday, 12 February 2023 17:40

West Michigan makes pitch to lure laid off tech workers

The massive tech industry downsizing across the U.S. offers opportunities for regions such as West Michigan to pursue highly coveted talent.

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 07 February 2023 12:31

GVSU partners with 5 companies on talent training program

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is partnering with five major West Michigan employers on a new training program that will place students at companies for two years before and after graduation.

Published in Talent

Monday, 06 February 2023 20:25

GVSU report finds West Michigan’s mental health crisis worsened during pandemic

In the first year of the pandemic, 13.3 percent of people on Medicaid who went to a hospital emergency department had a mental health issue as their primary diagnosis.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 12:57

Younger demographics play in GR’s favor with 2023 economic outlook

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids area’s relatively large number of young people, steady automotive sector and resilient housing market could all help the region avoid a potential recession looming over the nation this year.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 09 January 2023 18:05

West Mich. industrial activity ended 2022 on downward trend, survey finds

West Michigan’s industrial economy ended 2022 in a downward trend.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 29 December 2022 12:47

Pandemic fundraising and new beginnings: The 10 most-read nonprofit stories of 2022

After nearly two years of contending with a pandemic that brought fundraising uncertainty and growing community needs, West Michigan nonprofits spent 2022 finding new ways to serve and capturing much-needed federal relief funding.

Published in Nonprofits
Monday, 26 December 2022 12:11

Improving auto sales should prop up Michigan economy, hold employment steady

The auto industry that historically led Michigan’s economy to fall further than the U.S. in national recessions may actually aid the state during a national economic downturn that many economists predict for 2023.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 13 December 2022 15:05

‘HONEST CONVERSATIONS’: Report spotlights racial gap in Michigan nonprofit leadership

A major statewide survey of nonprofit organizations highlights significant and persistent racial gaps in the sector as roughly three-quarters of Michigan nonprofits remain white-led.

Published in Nonprofits

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:01

University of Michigan Health-West, GRCC take on nursing shortage with new partnership

University of Michigan Health-West will help nursing students at Grand Rapids Community College pay for their training through a new partnership designed to address an acute nursing shortage.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 November 2022 19:06

Rende Progress Capital addresses wealth gap, access to capital for minority borrowers

Eric Foster credits a 2015 report from Forbes.com that ranked Grand Rapids as 51st out of 52 markets in the U.S. economically for African Americans for helping to cement his idea to create Rende Progress Capital. 

Published in Finance
Sunday, 20 November 2022 18:39

People in the news: Nov. 21, 2022

Here are the staffing announcements from the Nov. 21, 2022 print edition. 

Published in Talent

Thursday, 17 November 2022 17:48

More foundations, more giving: Johnson Center report offers 30-year retrospective on philanthropy 

Since Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy was founded 30 years ago, the nonprofit industry has seen seismic shifts in the amount of charitable giving, nonprofits’ assets, and the overall number of nonprofit organizations.

Published in Nonprofits
Monday, 07 November 2022 16:14

Key metrics on West Michigan industrial activity trending downward, survey finds

Key metrics in a monthly report on West Michigan’s industrial economy trended downward last month into negative territory, reflecting a slowing economy.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 20 October 2022 15:26

Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence endowment confronts inflation, stimulus funding

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence plans to cut spending on annual “aspirational” projects by more than half in 2023 to protect the endowment from economic headwinds and allow the city’s federal stimulus funding to potentially fill in gaps.

Published in Nonprofits

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 15:39

Steinman steps down as GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute director to pursue research

MUSKEGON — Alan Steinman, who helped grow Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute in size and prominence within the Great Lakes region during his 21 years as director, recently stepped down to focus on research full time.

Published in Talent
Thursday, 06 October 2022 22:39

‘Opportunities are unbelievable’: Summit highlights economic development in tribal communities

GRAND RAPIDS — Tribal leaders gathered Thursday in Grand Rapids to share the “unbelievable” amount of opportunities to diversify revenue streams and launch new investments for the benefit of tribal citizens.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 August 2022 18:36

Great Lakes report highlights land use pressures, natural solutions

Land use changes driven by population growth and habitat loss and degradation continue to stress the health of the Great Lakes, according to a recent report jointly issued by federal environmental agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 23 June 2022 12:27

Despite price increases, Steelcase records $11.4M quarterly loss amid high inflation, fuel costs

GRAND RAPIDS — High inflation led Steelcase Inc. to record a loss in the most recent quarter despite strong double-digit sales growth and multiple price increases.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 June 2022 18:32

Compensation report shows fast rise in West Michigan starting, industrial wages

The number of various West Michigan job positions paying $15 to $17 an hour has spiked since early 2020, illustrating how fast employers operating in a tight and fiercely competitive labor market have had to raise wages to attract workers.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:18

People in the News: June 6, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for June 6, 2022 

Published in Talent

Thursday, 02 June 2022 21:38

Two Grand Rapids PR veterans pursue new opportunities

Two longtime Grand Rapids-area communications professionals are on the move.

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 17:52

Muskegon Lake cleanup milestone paves way for federal delisting as contaminated area

MUSKEGON — Local, state and federal officials gathered today to celebrate a recent environmental cleanup milestone at Muskegon Lake, clearing the way for the body of water to be removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Area of Concern list.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:24

People in the News: May 23, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for May 23, 2022 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:35

People in the News: April 25, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 25, 2022 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:08

Small biz experts, owners stress smooth transition efforts with ownership changes

After sharply declining at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of small business deals is nearing 2019 levels again as owners find reasons to exit and sellers see companies that have weathered a two-year storm.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 April 2022 17:41

‘BOLD STEP FORWARD’: $19M nursing scholarship program leading to more partnerships to bolster health care staffing

Anew partnership between Grand Valley State University and BHSH System to increase the talent pipeline for nurses could lead to a series of similar efforts as health care and higher education officials seek to resolve an urgent staffing crisis.

Published in Health Care

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