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BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University has landed a nearly $670,000 federal grant to expand virtual-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming for rural high school students.

Published in Talent

ALTO — A key aspect of Industry 4.0 technology is finding a way to automate processes that are repetitive, dull, dirty or even dangerous.

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — A recycling company hopes to help Kent County achieve its ambitious goal of diverting 90 percent of the county’s trash from landfills by 2030 by working directly with restaurants and grocers to reduce food and beverage waste. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 07 June 2020 09:50

MiBiz Growth Report: June 7, 2020

The MiBiz Growth Report for June 7, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $22.5 million to expand rural broadband access to thousands of residents and dozens of businesses in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

The widespread closure of schools, workplaces and in-person doctor visits has highlighted inequities in reliable internet access across Michigan, particularly among rural and low-income residents.

Published in Economic Development

A $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank will enable Northern Initiatives to put a larger focus on diversifying its lending.

Published in Finance

GRAND RAPIDS — The new generation of agricultural leaders across West Michigan will likely look different than your grandfather’s farm.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Farmers’ increasing use of credit to finance operations has left some operators financially exposed during a volatile period for the industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:01

Pork prices dip as tensions rise with NAFTA

Concerns over the fate of NAFTA come at a time of pricing pressures for Michigan’s hog farmers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
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