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Wednesday, 16 March 2022 17:51

Fed’s first of several interest rate increases targets inflation as economy remains strong

The Federal Reserve made the first of what’s expected to become multiple interest rate increases this year.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:10

Finance experts prepare for likely interest rate increase in 2022

Borrowing could cost a little more in 2022 should the Federal Reserve follow expectations and begin raising interest rates.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:05

Restaurant and bar owners navigate a labor pool in which workers now hold the bargaining power

Kevin Farhat has a fully staffed Garage Bar & Grill near downtown Grand Rapids, and he’s hired about 30 more people to work at a new location opening soon in Ada.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:00

Child care, wage trends hold back women’s workforce re-entry

Women have been slower than men to return to the workforce over the past year and a half. They are more often held back by childcare complications from the pandemic and are likely being dissuaded from returning to frontline positions with low pay.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 28 August 2020 12:25

New $50 million VC fund aims to keep businesses local for next generation

KALAMAZOO — A new $50 million venture capital fund that organizers launched in Kalamazoo seeks to offer opportunity to a new generation of business executives while keeping established businesses local.

Published in Finance
Monday, 25 May 2020 14:41

SBA turns focus to PPP loan forgiveness

 After approving more loans in six weeks than during the prior nearly 60 years combined, the U.S. Small Business Administration now looks to provide debt forgiveness to borrowers.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 29 March 2020 16:33

Early financial planning smooths path for company succession

Experts say many business owners don’t plan for their eventual exit until they are ready to leave or have begun to see the day they depart.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 02 February 2020 16:25

SEC considers modernizing accredited investor definition

If federal regulators want to increase the flow of capital to startups across the U.S., Tim Parker suggests they consider creating a new class of investor.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 22 December 2019 08:42

10 concerns for 2020

For this 13th installment of Crystal Ball, MiBiz reporters interviewed dozens of West Michigan executives about their outlook for the state and national economy and the indicators they’re watching as they prepare their businesses for the new year. While no single issue seemed to rise to the top this year, here’s a subjective list of their concerns that came up most often, ranked in no particular order. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 22 December 2019 18:15

Greenleaf Trust exec: ‘Good case” for more stock market volatility in 2020

Investors approach 2020 with a little anxiety from concerns about the future of the U.S. economy that moved into a record period of expansion this past summer, plus the presidential election and other issues that create uncertainty. Nick Juhle, vice president and director of investment research, says investors view the stock market much as they did a year ago: with a sense of uncertainty about how long economic growth can last.

Published in Finance
Saturday, 07 December 2019 09:07

Growth Report: December 7, 2019

Here is the growth report for December 7, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 21 November 2019 09:28

Backed by $6.5 million in donations, WMU launches new business center

KALAMAZOO — Business leaders and philanthropists gave $6.5 million to Western Michigan University for what’s known as the Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:34

West Michigan family businesses adjust to new realities

The company CEO Marc Schupan runs today barely resembles the Schupan & Sons Inc. he took over more than 40 years ago following the sudden death of his father. 

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 14:36

Franklin Partners sells two downtown Grand Rapids properties

Development and property management firm Franklin Partners LLC has sold its two downtown office properties, according to principal Don Shoemaker.

Published in Breaking News