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Displaying items tagged: Switch Ltd

Sunday, 28 October 2018 16:01

Corporate demand for renewable energy to drive new projects in Michigan

As Switch Ltd. planned a new data center in Gaines Township outside Grand Rapids three years ago, the company considered it critical that Consumers Energy could power the facility entirely with renewable energy.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:13

Consumers Energy signs co-location deal with Switch

Michigan’s largest energy provider has inked a new deal with data center operator Switch Ltd. at its facility in Gaines Township in southern Kent County.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:00

Sources: Amazon in talks for distribution center in Kent County

GAINES TOWNSHIP –– Developers representing an online retail behemoth are considering a 100-acre site in southern Kent County for a “massive” distribution facility, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:46

Amid transition to clean energy, utilities tackle water conservation

While closing coal-fired power plants is often lauded for improving air quality, it’s also saving billions of gallons of water a year from being withdrawn from the Great Lakes and local resources.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:35

Utility proposal would increase renewable energy access to large corporate customers

Jackson-based Consumers Energy says it hears loud and clear the message from a growing number of large Michigan businesses that want their electricity to come from renewable sources.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:58

Energy efficiency, more renewables will be key amid ‘explosive’ growth of data centers

About 20 years ago, energy experts predicted a major challenge with producing the amount of electricity needed to accommodate the huge growth of the internet and storing companies’ data on energy-intensive servers.

Published in Other

Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:56

Data enterprise: West Michigan grows as hub for call centers, data centers

Driven by relatively affordable real estate and a diverse workforce, the West Michigan region has become a growing hub for call centers, administrative back offices and — to a lesser extent — data centers.

Published in Other
Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:09

Economic developers again push for enhanced incentives

When it comes to economic development efforts in Michigan, practitioners and policymakers say it’s important to legislate the tools to attract and retain companies, not individual projects.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 December 2016 20:00

Franklin Partners to lead development at former GM Stamping Plant known as Site 36

Stakeholders looking to redevelop one of West Michigan’s most storied industrial sites and attract high-quality manufacturing jobs have brought on a new partner.

Published in Breaking News

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:08

Two hotels planned near Switch data center site

Two hotels are planned for vacant parcels of land in close proximity to the under-construction Switch Ltd. data center in Gaines Township.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:21

With Renaissance Zone status, Switch data center to save $1.1 million in property taxes

Switch Ltd.’s site in southern Kent County has been designated a Renaissance Zone after receiving approval today from directors of the Michigan Strategic Fund.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 10 June 2016 11:05

Switch seeks additional tax breaks for West Michigan data center

Kent County and other stakeholders plan “two firsts” in providing abatements for Switch Ltd.’s colocated data center in Gaines Charter Township.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:20

For business groups, outlook is grim on proposed energy reform

Even though a pair of sweeping energy reform bills advanced in the state Senate late last month, key business groups stood opposed to the plans. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:24

Michigan utility looks to meet renewable energy needs of large customers

JACKSON — Michigan’s second-largest electric utility says it is developing a program to meet the needs of large energy users who want more of their electricity to come from renewable sources

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:37

Contractors avoiding ‘fallout’ from global market turmoil

Despite a number of recent global and national industry reports pointing to potential slowdowns in the construction sector, West Michigan contractors say they remain busy and confident for the foreseeable future.