GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County commissioners will again discuss what to do with a county-owned office building in downtown Grand Rapids, as well as other building projects, as it decides what to fund in the next few years.

Friday, 21 June 2019 11:39

MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 15:47

MiBiz Growth Report: April 30, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 30, 2018.

• M&A: New York City-based Standard Media Group LLC, a new investor-backed media company, has entered into a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. of Hunt Valley, Md. to acquire Grand Rapids-based Fox 17 WXMI and eight other stations around the country. The $441.7 million cash deal would create a new media company affiliated with Standard General LP, an SEC-registered investment adviser that manages capital for public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, and high net worth individuals. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in conjunction with the Sinclair-Tribune transaction. As MiBiz previously reported, Sinclair is trying to appease government regulators in a bid to finalize its $3.9 billion acquisition of Chicago-based Tribune Media Co., which currently owns Fox 17. 

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KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University will launch a new product design institute to create a hub of designers in Southwest Michigan and supply local companies with talent.

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Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:45

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 8, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 8, 2016. 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based architecture firm Progressive AE Inc. has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based AI Design Group Inc., according to a statement. The new company will be headquartered in Grand Rapids and leadership will remain the same, according to a statement. AI Design will now be referred to as a Progressive AE company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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Documents released this morning by the city’s Planning Commission outline further details of a proposed redevelopment project along the burgeoning Bridge Street corridor.

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