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Friday, 03 June 2016 13:45

Reporter’s Notebook: Concurrent crises cast pall over Mackinac Policy Conference

A looming cloud hung over this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference, and it wasn’t left over from Wednesday’s rain. The majority of the approximately 1,500 attendees at the annual retreat hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber were laser-focused on two issues the state would rather not be known for: the legislative budget fight for the nearly-bankrupt Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and the ongoing Flint water crisis.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:11

Going 3-D: Manufacturers say tech drives sustainability, revenue

West Michigan office furniture manufacturers could soon be incorporating scrap wood into the production of their products through a new partnership with Michigan Technological University.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:30

Kent County to explore sustainable business park at Byron Center landfill

BYRON CENTER — West Michigan could become a hub for innovative waste processing companies in the coming years.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 01 May 2016 11:59

Rerouting trains through Kalamazoo could speed Amtrak travel to Chicago for GR riders

Investments in rail infrastructure eventually will expedite the time it takes for Amtrak passengers to commute from Kalamazoo to Chicago, potentially cutting travel times by a half hour. 

Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:34

Economic developers increase focus on growing West Michigan’s rural communities

As Michigan’s industries have evolved over the years, so too have the roles economic developers play when it comes to helping businesses grow and expand in communities across the state.  

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:48

Economic developers prioritize educating legislators to keep West Michigan competitive

The budget cuts at the state’s economic development organization have forced industry executives in West Michigan to adjust their tactics. 

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 07 March 2016 13:38

Swoboda Inc. invests over $15 million in Kentwood expansion

Swoboda Inc., a manufacturer of electronic components for the automotive industry, plans to invest $15.1 million in a new expansion project at its Kentwood facility.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 04 March 2016 13:27

Michigan economic developers troubled by Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric on presidential campaign trail

Michigan economic developers say the “incendiary” rhetoric coming from one U.S. presidential candidate in particular has created an unwelcoming environment for many skilled workers and could chill prospects for foreign investment in Michigan and beyond.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 14 February 2016 20:43

The Right Place to host free Resource Connect event

The Right Place Inc. has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) to host a free event aimed at connecting West Michigan businesses with supporting resources.

Published in Breaking News

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:05

Grand Rapids tech firm SalesPad expands

Software solutions provider SalesPad LLC plans to leverage a $364,000 Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive to invest a total $3.85 million and bring 91 new jobs to the area, according to a statement.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:44

Switch’s love affair with Michigan started with reliable, renewable energy

While a competitive tax structure was important, Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC had a different prerequisite before even considering opening a cloud-based data center in Michigan: reliable, renewable energy. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 12:04

Dematic explores closure of Grand Rapids facility

Dematic, a manufacturer of conveyors systems, will explore the closure of its Grand Rapids manufacturing operations, according to a statement released today.

Published in Breaking News

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