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Displaying items tagged: Michigan State University

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:47

McLaren Health to develop $450 million hospital in Lansing, expand partnership with MSU

McLaren Health Care Corp. plans to develop a new $450 million, 240-bed hospital in Lansing and expand a research and education partnership with Michigan State University.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:00

‘Ban the ban’: As apps increase access to short-term rental properties, Lansing tries to catch up

proposal to prohibit local units of government from banning short-term rental properties like those found through Airbnb has attracted lobbyists from both sides to the state capital in recent weeks.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Too much? West Michigan student housing rides the real estate development wave

The higher education student housing facilities of today have come a long way from the crowded dormitories familiar to many prior generations. 


Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

State arts and cultural funding gets $1 million boost for 2018

LANSING — Funding for arts and culture in Michigan received a $1 million bump for 2018. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 01 October 2017 16:57

Channel changes? West Michigan TV stations part of planned ‘transformational’ merger that runs afoul of FCC regs

GRAND RAPIDS — The path to close a $3.9 billion transaction between two giants in the television broadcasting industry could run directly through West Michigan.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:00

Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration’s plan to rescind DACA

West Michigan educators and at least one business group say the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program already is leading to anxiety and uncertainty.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:00

MSU opens new $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center

GRAND RAPIDS — The new Grand Rapids Research Center opens this week, anchoring the western end of the city’s Medical Mile cluster of education, health care and research institutions and elevating Michigan State University’s role in biomedicine.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:53

State court could clarify which nonprofits can claim tax-exempt status

GRAND RAPIDS — Adding clarity to the definition of the word “charitable” as it applies to Michigan nonprofits could enable more organizations to claim tax-exempt status.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:04

Leveraging MSU technology, Holland firm hopes to drive cost out of lithium-ion batteries

HOLLAND — A West Michigan startup hopes to drive down costs and increase consumer safety for electric vehicles with new technology it plans to bring to market next year.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:16

Universities seek millions in capital campaigns in West Michigan

Even as giving to educational causes slows nationally, two West Michigan universities remain hopeful that their capital campaigns will be successful.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00

Civic, business leaders emphasize urban agenda at Mackinac Policy Conference

MACKINAC ISLAND — Despite generally strong economic activity and considerable private sector investment, even cities like Grand Rapids struggle to keep up with increased demands for public services. 

Friday, 14 April 2017 10:39

Target plans small-format grocery store near MSU in downtown East Lansing

Target Corp. this week announced plans to open a small-format store along East Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:28

‘DISCOURAGING’: Proposed NIH funding cuts could hamper West Michigan’s nascent biomed research sector

GRAND RAPIDS — In the three years since Peter Jones moved from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids, he’s helped to more than double the amount of federal research funding that Van Andel Institute receives.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:43

Federal legislation could bolster Michigan’s wood products industry

Legislation proposed earlier this month in the U.S. Senate could provide a boost to Michigan’s nascent advanced wood products industry.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:05

Trout farm taps opportunity to sell to large retailers with state grant

JACKSON — Indian Brook Trout Farm Inc. plans to leverage $150,000 it received through a state grant to win vital contracts with national grocery retailers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:01

Fund opens door to larger investments in health care startups

EAST LANSING — Early-stage investment fund Quantum Medical Concepts plans to invest larger amounts in health care startups after spinning off from its founding organization and securing an additional investment partner.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:00

University officials, students keeping close eye on immigration ban developments

As President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries continues to play out in the courts, university administrators and international students in West Michigan say they’re keeping vigilant.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:11

Electric choice customers, suppliers optimistic despite recent federal ruling

Federal regulators this month rejected a plan by the multi-state electric grid operator to redesign the capacity auction process for parts of Michigan and Illinois, a move that would have affected electric choice customers and providers.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:44

Reality based: Video game design educational programs help tech firms compete in VR/AR

People don’t often associate West Michigan with video game design, and for good reason. 

Published in Other
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Archive
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 22 January 2017 11:10

Cycling for a cure? Gran Fondo supports promising MSU research on melanoma

The 2,000-plus cyclers who will pedal through West Michigan this June for the Gran Fondo event will do more than just get in a day’s ride. 

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 22 January 2017 11:05

2017 Legislature sets early course to repeal state income tax

Michigan Republicans are taking swift action at the start of this year’s legislative session to gradually phase out Michigan’s income tax.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 08 January 2017 17:00

New state-backed funds to deploy $4.2 million to early-stage companies

ADetroit-based nonprofit will manage a new statewide fund created to provide needed early-stage capital to startups in Michigan.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:15

Q&A: Tom Cary, Manager of the Beginning Farmer Program, Michigan State University

While beginning farmers often start their operations with a passion for local food and agriculture, many struggle with the day-to-day financials and other intricacies of running a business. Tom Cary, manager of the Beginning Farmer Program at Michigan State University,  aims to remedy that. The program hosts a series of Farmer Field School workshops to help prepare people to manage the business side of their farms. The program will hold a farm labor roundtable to discuss best practices in attracting, retaining and managing employees on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 1-4 p.m. at the MSU Student Organic Farm at 3291 College Road in Holt. Cary spoke with MiBiz prior to the workshop about some of the main issues facing new farmers. 

Published in Q&A
Sunday, 27 November 2016 15:51

With Red Cedar Ventures, MSU looks to seed early-stage growth for university startups

EAST LANSING — A new venture capital firm formed by Michigan State University’s research foundation targets a critical need for early-stage capital for startups in the state.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 10:42

MSU Foundation launches new $5 million venture capital fund

Michigan State University researchers seeking financial backing to commercialize an innovation now have a potential capital source available right on campus.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:59

Expanding biomedical engineering programs could boost state’s life sciences industry

As Michigan life sciences companies grow and seek to commercialize their innovations, the firms often face key constraints when it comes to access to capital in the state. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:12

MSU, local partners leverage medical research dollars for regional growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Over the course of four years, Michigan State University researchers managed to take about $300,000 and turn it into more than $4.5 million.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:00

MSU, Michigan Nonprofit Association partner for executive MBA program

As many nonprofits have started to prioritize succession planning, higher education institutions in Michigan are providing financial incentives to ensure those organizations have a pipeline of qualified leadership candidates.

Published in Nonprofits

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