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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.
Michigan’s outdoor recreation industry supports tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in consumer spending, but researchers and state officials say ongoing work is needed to understand how the industry can be used as an economic development tool.
Michigan’s outdoor recreation industry of today looks much differently than it did a generation ago.
Outdoor recreation has been a staple of the Pure Michigan campaign that began more than a decade ago to promote the state as a travel destination.
Citing onerous and biased rule-making functions at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has long sought to reform the agency’s regulatory process.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 31, 2016.
• M&A: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. has acquired Kalamazoo-based Lush Gourmet Foods, a maker of flavored peanuts and almonds. Grand Rapids-based Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. will allow Lush Gourmet to operate under its original brand, according to a statement. Lush Gourmet founder Bisera Urdarevik will join Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. as the company’s creative director of product development. Lush Gourmet’s production will be transferred to Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.’s Grand Rapids headquarters in early 2017, according to the statement. Urdarevik created Lush Gourmet in 2011 while studying as a culinary student at Kendall College in Chicago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Grand Ledge-based Kuntzsch Solutions has come together with Public Sector Consultants of Lansing to form one organization.