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Kent County received three wide-ranging bids earlier this week for its 104,000-square-foot downtown office building at 82 Ionia Ave. NW.

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A new kind of institutional investor has started to capitalize on opportunities in West Michigan.

An affiliate entity of Rockford Construction Company Inc. today received approvals and state Brownfield funds from the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund to move forward with its proposed “superblock” on Grand Rapids’ west side.

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Sunday, 16 April 2017 14:07

MiBiz Growth Report: April 17, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 17, 2017.

• M&A: Dallas-based America’s Auto Auction has acquired West Michigan Auto Auction of Wayland and Parma-based Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction as part of the company’s larger acquisition strategy. The Texas company closed on the deal April 1. Both West Michigan Auto Auction and Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction were owned by Carl Miskotten, who will remain as the general manager of both facilities, according to a report in Auto Remarketing. Prior to the deal, America’s Auto Auction acquired seven facilities from Baton Rouge, La.-based Auction Broadcasting Co. in January 2017. The company operates a total of 21 auction locations across the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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As the city of Grand Rapids considers selling publicly-owned land, it hopes to use a new method of engaging would-be developers looking to redevelop the parcels.

Digital marketing and advertising firm Adtegrity Inc. announced today its plan to vacate its current headquarters at 38 Commerce Ave. SW and move to the growing Bridge Street corridor.

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The city-owned 201 Market Ave. property in the southwest corner of downtown has drawn interest from five different development teams, city officials said today.

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The board of directors for MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) today announced its plans to open a branch in downtown Grand Rapids later this year.

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:23

MiBiz Growth Report: March 6, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 6, 2017:

• M&A: American Grease Stick Co. of Muskegon was acquired last year by 3 Rivers Capital, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based private equity firm. A manufacturer of branded automotive fluid transfer lines and related products for the automotive aftermarket industry, AGS has operations in Muskegon and the U.K. The company, which was founded in 1931, sells products through a variety of aftermarket retailers, including Advanced Auto Parts, AutoZone and Pep Boys, according to a statement. 3 Rivers purchased the company for $10 million from the Rosen family, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Business Times. The deal was backed by $9.75 million in subordinated debt and an equity co-investment from PNC Mezzanine Capital. JP Morgan Chase also provided debt financing for the transaction. Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC of Pittsburgh served as legal counsel to 3 Rivers Capital. The sellers worked with investment banker Stout Risius Ross Inc. of Chicago.

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West Michigan construction industry executives believe some of their recent worker training efforts have started to pay off. 

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