A coalition of West Michigan business, community and governmental organizations has formed to provide resources to business owners and employees facing confusion amid new restrictions to control the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

Published in Economic Development

The historic $2 trillion federal economic stimulus bill signed into law Friday contains $350 billion in loans for small businesses that could transition into grants.

Published in Small Business

Michigan’s loan and grant program for small businesses affected by the coronavirus is now accepting applications, state officials announced today.

Published in Small Business

GRAND RAPIDS — As the coronavirus pandemic spread to Michigan, Norman Beauchamp saw a need and an opportunity to coordinate manufacturers locally to supply equipment and supplies to hospitals expecting a surge in patients.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 23 March 2020 08:08

Everything Begins with Design

When it comes to manufacturing, a low-cost product does not have to be synonymous with a low-quality product. That was a main takeaway from a recent webinar hosted by the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West, MiBiz  and The Right Place. The webinar on Design for Manufacturing and Assembly — often referred to as DFMA — brought together West Michigan manufacturing executives to discuss the importance of intentional product design in manufacturing. 

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GRAND RAPIDS — Laser cutting service Laser Access LLC is under new ownership and plans to expand its facility in Walker. 

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health Ventures LLC’s latest investment follows a new corporate strategy from its parent health system to buy locally more often.

Published in Health Care

significant and expanding group of people in Michigan are working but still not bringing home a paycheck big enough to cover their basic expenses. 

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GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Action, the business group that pushed some of the largest downtown developments over the last 25 years, plans to resume operations with new leadership.

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Situated about 35 miles north of Grand Rapids, Newaygo County is a mostly rural area of Michigan that boasts an abundance of natural resources, but struggles with infrastructure. 

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