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Displaying items by tag: Lakeshore Advantage Corp

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 15:06

Lakeshore Advantage seeks proposals for spending federal pandemic relief on business stabilization

Economic development organization Lakeshore Advantage Corp. is seeking proposals for using a portion of federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to support local businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 19 August 2022 12:14

Metal Flow plans $7.2M expansion in Holland Township

HOLLAND TWP. — Metal Flow Corp. is adding a 60,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its existing Holland Township location to accommodate growth from the deep draw stamping company’s technology investments.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:19

Lakeshore automation firm doubles in size as labor challenges push demand

Asmall West Michigan custom automation provider is doubling in size as manufacturers struggle with worker shortages and seek to introduce less labor-intensive components to their operations.

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 19:26

Holland voters to decide broadband internet bond proposal

HOLLAND — City of Holland voters heading to the polls next week will determine whether to allow the city to bond for up to $30 million to build out a publicly owned, fiber broadband internet network.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 July 2022 18:29

Ottawa Co. plans to deploy $57M in federal relief funding for ‘long-term success’

Ottawa County looks to put $57 million in one-time federal pandemic relief funds toward what county Administrator John Shay calls “transformational” projects that can make a difference.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 06 June 2022 14:43

West Mich. higher ed sees major recent leadership turnover

West Michigan colleges and universities saw significant leadership turnover during the spring, bringing in a new crop of presidents as workforce development proves crucial during a widespread talent crunch.

Published in Talent


Tuesday, 31 May 2022 15:44

Hudsonville Ice Cream, Coastal Container plan Holland expansions totaling $87.7M

Two newly announced business expansions in Holland are poised to generate $87.7 million in private investment and bring 138 new jobs to the area.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 11:01

Walters Gardens plans $9.15M expansion at Zeeland Twp. nursery

ZEELAND TWP. — Walters Gardens Inc. is investing $9.15 million to expand its operations in Zeeland Charter Township with a new 40,000-square-foot greenhouse.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 16 May 2022 09:02

Holland startup incubator offers much-need physical space for entrepreneurs

HOLLAND — The launch of a brick-and-mortar startup incubator in downtown Holland is the latest effort to cultivate a thriving tech community in the lakeshore city.

Published in Small Business

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, 30 January 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: January 31, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for January 31, 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:30

State programs aim to boost talent needed for Industry 4.0 adoption

Economic development organization Lakeshore Advantage Corp. launched an Industry 4.0 readiness poll last year to get an idea of how small and mid-size manufacturers viewed and used advanced technology within their operations.

Published in Manufacturing


Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:00

Biz groups quiet on economic implications of abortion restrictions

The longstanding U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which has protected abortion access before fetal viability for 49 years, is set to be directly challenged this year. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 December 2021 05:45

Economic development official seeks a shovel-ready, talent-rich lakeshore

As the president of Lakeshore Advantage Corp., the economic development organization for Allegan and Ottawa counties, Jennifer Owens is on the frontlines of newly ramped up efforts to land major projects in Michigan. Owens is part of statewide coalitions pushing for more tax incentive tools, which could help in landing new tenants at potential industrial sites on her lakeshore turf.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 11:21

Lawmakers finalize $1.5B in support for large, small businesses in year-end session

State lawmakers have passed $1.48 billion in additional spending to provide incentives for major economic development projects and relief for small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Economic Development

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
Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:50

The Right Place expands economic development reach to Mason, Mecosta counties

Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc. is expanding its services to two new West Michigan counties while working with existing partners to develop full-time business attraction efforts.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:20

GROWTH CLUSTER: Food processing sector, supply chain ramps up to meet demand

With a $205 million expansion project in Holland Charter Township, frozen foods producer Request Foods Inc. is essentially doubling down on its commitment to the region where it got its start more than three decades earlier. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 24 October 2021 19:00

Wave of e-commerce growth pushes Jenison thermal packaging maker to expand

JENISON — With brisk business in two surging market segments, Cellulose Material Solutions LLC is investing in expanding its operations and beefing up production capacity.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 16:25

Jenison manufacturer invests $9M to keep up with surge in thermal packaging demand

JENISON — To meet surging demand for its products, Cellulose Material Solutions LLC is planning a $9 million investment to add a second production line and an expansion at its existing facility in Jenison.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:50

Latest Census findings play vital role for West Michigan economic developers

New U.S. Census findings that show some of the state’s strongest population growth is occurring in West Michigan provide an opportunity to help attract talent during an ongoing labor shortage.

Published in Economic Development