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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.
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.
Diversity, equity, inclusion expert to start in new role for Muskegon Community College
On Sept. 20, Ken James will move to a newly created administrative role at Muskegon Community College to help lead the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy. To James, that means serving four distinct constituencies: students, faculty and staff, the community at large, and businesses.
Long-time Muskegon Community College president to step down after upcoming academic year
Muskegon Community College President Dale Nesbary plans to retire at the end of the coming academic year. Nesbary is set to retire in June 2022, ending 12 years as president of MCC and 44 years in higher education and research.
Muskegon-based Kaja’s Flavor scales up, joins West Mich. food accelerator
MUSKEGON — Kaja Thornton-Hunter unknowingly laid the groundwork for her young business several years ago when she hosted a crab boil at her home.
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.
Revolution Farms brings automation to the greenhouse
CALEDONIA — Dan Vukcevich admitted that his only previous farming experience was growing up on a cattle farm that never made any money.
Designer Joey Ruiter leaves minimalist mark on vehicle, furniture industries
Not many designers — if any — feature a portfolio of work quite like Joey Ruiter.
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.
Futures for Frontliners draws thousands of returning, new students to West Michigan community colleges
West Michigan community colleges saw thousands of applications through the Futures for Frontliners program unveiled by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year to cover tuition for workers deemed essential during COVID-19 shutdown orders.
Federal grant to support launch of West Michigan food research center, incubator
A West Michigan food processing research center and incubator is among beneficiaries of federal grant funding to bolster small businesses in West and Southwest Michigan.
West Michigan Food Processing Association helps companies tackle COVID-19 challenges
Under the guidance of Executive Director Marty Gerencer, the West Michigan Food Processing Association incorporated as a 501(c)(6) in February with a multi-pronged approach to support the food industry across a five-county region.
West Michigan health directors say hospitals prepared as COVID-19 cases increase
The heads of two West Michigan public health agencies say they are unconcerned about the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases here as death tolls remain relatively flat and hospitals haven’t reached capacity.
Preparing for the surge: Hospitals look to add beds, meet staffing challenge in COVID pandemic
A line in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s emergency state filing to temporarily add 300 beds epitomizes the main challenge for boosting capacity for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.
Michigan hospitals request state approval for more than 2,500 emergency beds
Hospitals in the region plan to add hundreds of beds in anticipation of a surge of patients from the COVID-19 pandemic, MiBiz has learned.
New state order gives hospitals staffing flexibility to treat COVID-19 patients
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order grants hospitals and other care providers greater flexibility in how they use staff and students to treat COVID-19 patients.
West Michigan manufacturers invest in upskilling existing workers
While the labor crisis lingers in West Michigan, manufacturers are spending millions of dollars on upskilling their incumbent employees to keep up with growth.
Higher ed transitions to online courses amid coronavirus pandemic
Colleges and universities from coast to coast are moving rapidly to close campuses and transition to virtual classrooms in lieu of face-to-face meetings as the spread of COVID-19 has transformed into a global pandemic.
Fixing talent constraints starts with cultural change, partnering with higher ed
The talent needs of employers are a constantly moving target that requires companies to foster and maintain close ties with educators to keep up with the demands of the 21st century economy.
Muskegon County busy with redevelopment projects
MUSKEGON — With a $19 million convention center underway, several projects on the waterfront, a micro hotel and some mixed-use buildings, downtown Muskegon has become an epicenter of development activity along the lakeshore.
Universities decry Michigan’s ‘out of whack’ funding priorities
Michigan ranked 20th in the nation 19 years ago in per-resident state funding for higher education.
MCC invests in permanent campus in northwest Ottawa County
Buying a site in the Grand Haven area gives Muskegon Community College a permanent campus location in northwestern Ottawa County. MCC took possession this month of a former funeral home location on Lincoln Street in Grand Haven Township, just west of U.S. 31. The college paid $378,000 for the property, where it plans to invest another $432,000 in renovations and start hosting classes beginning this fall.
Mercy Health to create talent pipeline, address underserved population with MCC clinic
MUSKEGON — By forming academic partnerships for a new medical clinic in Muskegon, Mercy Health aims to extend primary care where it’s needed and to create a talent pipeline of future health care workers.
Public-private partnership explores $15M convention center in Muskegon
MUSKEGON — Public and private partners hope to leverage existing assets as they move ahead with plans to develop a $15 million convention center in downtown Muskegon.
Real estate projects to watch
With a commercial real estate development pipeline that stretches into 2019, the forecast for the industry in West Michigan remains bright. MiBiz periodically checks in on the status of proposed developments. This report highlights several projects from around West Michigan and examines where they currently sit in the development pipeline.
Local community colleges partner with MSU for ag certificate programs
A number of community colleges in West Michigan will partner with Michigan State University and other institutions across the state to offer joint certificate programs for students interested in the agricultural industry.
Colleges leverage apprenticeship model for medical careers
Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas.
West Michigan community colleges ramp up manufacturing programing with grant dollars
Facing what they say is a dearth of qualified technical talent, manufacturers have been forced to get creative in developing their own internal training programs. But despite those efforts to fill the gap, companies still rely heavily on community colleges to train the next wave of workers.
City of Muskegon to develop housing
With developers facing a series of complications in creating a sustainable housing market in downtown Muskegon, city government decided to take the rare move and jump into the business of commercial real estate development.