ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is tentatively planning to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester while absorbing an anticipated $13 million budget shortfall related to the coronavirus.

Published in Talent

Some Grand Rapids residents have never stepped foot in the Grand River. In fact, a very small population of people currently use the river to recreate.

Published in Economic Development

Michigan’s outdoor recreation industry of today looks much differently than it did a generation ago. 

Published in Economic Development

Smaller public universities in Michigan will have to come up with less matching funding to secure state grants that support startup companies coming out of research labs.

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Grand Valley State University’s search for a successor to President Tom Haas is the latest effort by a Michigan-based public university to secure a new leader.

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A broad statewide partnership is examining what it would take to reintroduce a native fish that disappeared from Michigan waters more than 80 years ago.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 26 November 2017 16:04

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 27, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 27, 2017: 

• M&A: Norton Shores-based Nichols Paper and Supply Co. has acquired Indianapolis, Ind.-based Spectrum Janitorial Supply, a provider of cleaning supplies, in a move to continue expanding in the Midwest. Nichols, a distributor of janitorial cleaning supplies and shipping and packing equipment, closed on the transaction on Nov. 6, according to a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nichols’ previous acquisitions include Professional Sanitary Supply Corp., Kellermeyer Co. and Industrial Cleaning Supply Co. The company has offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Holland and Traverse City in Michigan, as well as two offices in Ohio.

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MUSKEGON — A startup business on the lakeshore is helping craft brewers globally to diversify the mix of packaged products they can sell via their taprooms.

Published in Manufacturing

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

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While many pieces still need to be assembled, Michigan’s growing forest products industry remains on track to transform into a robust and sustainable market. 

Published in Manufacturing
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