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Displaying items by tag: Michigan State University

Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:42

Sports teams heighten focus on player housing

Ever since the West Michigan Whitecaps settled in Grand Rapids in 1994, its players have relied on local host families to provide housing during the baseball season.

Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:26

Food incubators, accelerators on the rise in West Michigan

KALAMAZOO — When it first opened in 2008, the Can-Do Kitchen in Kalamazoo provided an avenue for budding food entrepreneurs to take their businesses outside of their homes and into a professional kitchen.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 24 October 2021 18:20

$15M donation to expand Calvin University health care education, partnerships

GRAND RAPIDS — Forming a new school with the backing of a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor will enable Calvin University to elevate academic programs in health care.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:15

MSU study forecasts economic benefits from expanded community solar development

EAST LANSING — Expanding community-based solar energy projects that allow utility customers to purchase subscriptions for offsite generation would contribute nearly $1.5 billion to the state’s economy and create thousands of jobs. 

Published in Energy
Monday, 18 October 2021 12:52

Calvin University to form School of Health with $15 million donation

GRAND RAPIDS — Calvin University plans to form a school of health following a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor, the university announced today.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 August 2021 17:25

$6.5M state investment in Michigan Rise to fuel more startup funding

An additional $6.5 million state investment gives pre-seed fund Michigan Rise more capital to back a strong pipeline of startup companies.

Published in Finance


Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:40

State-backed program seeks to train, keep med students in underserved areas

Deliberations in Lansing over a new state budget will decide whether a state-backed initiative to increase the number of new doctors serving in rural and underserved markets across Michigan can expand next year.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 03 August 2021 23:15

New partnership brings MSU expertise to Muskegon ag accelerator

MUSKEGON — A new partnership is bringing Michigan State University’s resources and expertise in food processing to companies and entrepreneurs throughout West Michigan.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:37

NCAA rule change brings newfound revenue streams for student-athletes

Keith Mitchell recalled a time during his football playing days at the University of Michigan when he and other players volunteered at a football camp in the Detroit area. The coach hosting the camp charged hundreds of dollars per participant and drew a crowd of roughly a thousand.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 20 June 2021 17:30

SE Mich. solar installer opens Byron Center showroom amid hot market

BYRON CENTER — After selling off his telecommunications firm in the mid-2000s, Adam Harris ventured into another emerging technology field poised for rapid growth: renewable energy.

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:05

Former Michigan tribal leader faces Senate questioning for top Bureau of Indian Affairs job

WASHINGTON — Former Bay Mills Indian Community Chairperson Bryan Newland told a Senate committee how his firsthand experience growing up on a reservation in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula would shape his perspective if confirmed to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 09 June 2021 13:15

Start Garden, Spartan Innovations recommended as next SmartZone facilitators

GRAND RAPIDS — The city’s Local Development Finance Authority has recommended that Start Garden Inc. and Spartan Innovations L3C administer the Grand Rapids SmartZone business incubator through a collaborative approach.  

Published in Economic Development


Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:00

Food producers adapt after pandemic alters business models

As a producer that heavily supplies the food service industry, Swanson Pickle Co. Inc. had to make profound adjustments to its sales channels when the COVID-19 pandemic changed buying habits.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 12 April 2021 14:42

Analysis estimates economic impact of Michigan State’s Grand Rapids medical campus

Developments on Michigan State University’s medical school campus in downtown Grand Rapids will drive $339 million in annual economic impact on the city when fully complete next year.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 19 March 2021 15:58

West Michigan food processing incubator opens in Muskegon

MUSKEGON — An 8,000-square-foot food processing business incubator in Muskegon is now open and accepting new tenants.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 12 March 2021 14:22

UV Angel installs pathogen control technology at Michigan State University

GRAND HAVEN — UV Angel has installed its pathogen control technology in high-traffic areas on the campus of Michigan State University.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:30

GRAM raises profile with vaccine contract, eyes growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Producing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine propels Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc.’s growth while giving business advocates a showpiece when promoting the region.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:10

Equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution in focus for West Michigan coalition

If the coalition coordinating COVID-19 vaccines in West Michigan gets judged for anything, Keith Hustak hopes it’s for how well the group equitably administers doses.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 12 February 2021 17:00

‘Landmark project,’ collaboration brings Perrigo headquarters to Medical Mile

Local economic development leaders have long sought to bring a global headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids, and it will soon become a reality as  Perrigo Co. plc moves its North American corporate offices to the Medical Mile.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 February 2021 16:00

Matthew Baas assembles growing number of deals for ‘Main Street’ companies

Max Friar, managing partner at Grand Rapids-based M&A firm Calder Capital LLC, routinely found his company passing on potential clients because of the size of their businesses.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 31 January 2021 17:02

Biz groups back Biden’s early action on COVID-19 and immigration; policy concerns remain

Within hours of his inauguration on Jan. 20, President Joe Biden signed executive orders seeking to bolster the country’s COVID-19 response and issued a memo to top federal officials to “preserve and fortify” a key immigration policy for certain undocumented immigrants.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 17 January 2021 18:36

Trade policy, labor availability among key agriculture issues in 2021

As an industry that bounced back relatively quickly after the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, agriculture in Michigan and across the U.S. faces key issues that will shape its fate in 2021, experts say.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 17 January 2021 17:33

CrossLiner promises ‘breakthrough, next generation’ innovation for cardiac procedures

KALAMAZOO — The newest invention from Tim Fischell and his business partner offers what’s promised as a safer and simpler device to use in cardiac catheterization procedures.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 11 January 2021 10:43

Michigan State University, Perrigo partnership to combine research and market expertise

A new partnership will connect Michigan State University’s clinical and research acumen with Perrigo Co. plc’s expertise in product innovation, manufacturing scale and retail distribution.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:08

State officials detail more COVID-19 vaccine plans; major insurers to cover costs

LANSING — State officials expect Michigan to receive nearly 260,000 initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc., based on federal estimates.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 18:31

Taking a toll: The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing a health care workforce already coping with burnout

Professional burnout was a big problem in health care well before COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 17:00

9 Projects to watch in West Michigan

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought ups and downs for West Michigan’s construction industry — activity and competition has increased in areas like school bond projects, while the hospitality and office sectors saw major slowdowns.


Monday, 30 November 2020 12:11

Municipal leaders call on state lawmakers for ‘community stabilization plan’

Municipal officials from across Michigan are calling on state lawmakers to pass bills they say would provide certainty and continuity in the face of revenue declines stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 November 2020 15:30

MSU survey: Pandemic creates softer job market for college graduates

College students graduating this fall or next spring should expect to face a softer job market than in the past several years as a result of the pandemic-related economic downturn.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 08 November 2020 19:20

MSU officials see close alignment with Perrigo’s planned GR headquarters

 GRAND RAPIDS — Perrigo Co. plc’s planned North America headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids adds a major new player to the Medical Mile academic, research and health care cluster as well as a potential new partner for Michigan State University.

Published in Health Care

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