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Monday, 10 April 2023 15:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Survey shows spike in Michigan nurses seeking to quit within first year

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting staff shortages at Michigan hospitals is driving up the number of nurses who want to quit within their first year.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 29 March 2023 19:20

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Perrigo to pitch FDA on over-the-counter birth control pill

Perrigo Co. plc will make a pitch in May to federal regulators who will decide whether to approve an over-the-counter daily birth control pill for the U.S. market. 

Published in Health Care
Monday, 27 March 2023 13:39

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Mary Free Bed raising public, private funding for $60M pediatric facility

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is in the process of raising $60 million from public sources and private philanthropy to build a new pediatric care facility in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 20 March 2023 10:23

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: DeVries Jewelers resurrects long-held plan for former Lannings’ restaurant

DeVries Jewelers has resurrected long-held plans to redevelop the former Lannings’ restaurant on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Published in Small Business
Monday, 13 March 2023 13:47

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Local governments get creative with cannabis tax revenue

Local governments across Michigan are using cannabis excise tax revenue to fund basic public services as well as programs that aim to expand equity in the industry.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 06 March 2023 10:10

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: DeVos family sells historic Peninsular Club building

The DeVos family last month sold the Peninsular Club building in downtown Grand Rapids after previously making extensive renovations to the nearly 110-year-old building.

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 14:36

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: M&A awards spotlight dealmaking, economic activity in West Michigan

This week, MiBiz is celebrating the winners of the 10th annual M&A Deals & Dealmaker Awards, which recognizes top businesses and individuals contributing to the region’s economic vitality.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 20 February 2023 09:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Grand Rapids cannabis operators call for social equity program changes

Grand Rapids cannabis operators are renewing calls for city officials to amend social equity requirements, which they say have become unreasonably hard and even impossible to attain.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 06 February 2023 13:54

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Trinity Health, surgeons sue OAM over non-compete agreements

Trinity Health and four surgeons recently filed a lawsuit against Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, claiming they allow the market’s largest orthopedic practice to essentially hold a monopoly over procedures in Kent County.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 30 January 2023 11:10

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Developer plans $220M project at former Shaw Walker Furniture building in Muskegon

Developer Jon Rooks’ Parkland Properties has closed on the purchase of a large former furniture factory in Muskegon, and plans a $220 million mixed-use investment in the site.

Monday, 23 January 2023 12:36

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Group envisions parks, renewable energy at former Michigan coal plants

A Chicago-based environmental law group is launching a new initiative this year to work with Michigan utilities and local governments on potentially repurposing closed or soon-to-retire coal plants with public amenities and renewable energy generation.

Published in Energy
Monday, 09 January 2023 13:44

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Report tracks growth for lakeshore companies despite challenges

Economic development organization Lakeshore Advantage Corp. last month released a report highlighting growth among companies in Allegan and Ottawa counties despite ongoing labor and supply chain headwinds.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 12 December 2022 12:36

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: West Mich. economy regains footing after pandemic downturn

West Michigan’s economy and workforce have largely rebounded from the pandemic-induced downturn of early 2020, according to a recent report from economic development organization The Right Place Inc.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 28 November 2022 09:21

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Ottawa Co. adopts $32.7M ARPA spending plan

Ottawa County commissioners last week signed off on a $32.7 million spending plan that will direct federal stimulus funding to two dozen local projects.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 21 November 2022 10:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Talent, inflation top concerns for West Mich. biz execs, survey finds

A survey of more than 300 West Michigan business leaders shows that talent availability and inflation are their biggest barriers to growth, while investing in automation and raising prices will be key measures to overcome risk.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 14 November 2022 10:08

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Statewide housing tax incentive bills clear legislative hurdle

State House lawmakers late last week passed a series of bills that aim to make it easier for developers to build much-needed projects through various tax incentives.

Monday, 31 October 2022 15:47

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Small biz group leads opposition to federal rule proposal for ‘gig economy’ workers

The Biden administration last month proposed new rules for employers that could have sweeping implications for small business owners who rely on independent contractors.

Published in Small Business
Monday, 24 October 2022 16:51

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Development-ready sites narrowed down across West Michigan

West Michigan economic development agencies have spent the past eight months inventorying more than 100 sites across the region and selecting the top 10 that could be most suitable for large projects.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 19:11

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Kent Co. officials see affordable housing path with ARPA funding

Affordable housing was a key theme among proposals submitted to county officials by organizations seeking a share of $127 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Monday, 17 October 2022 10:08

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Kent Co. prepares to select projects for federal ARPA funding

Kent County officials are in the process of narrowing down hundreds of funding requests for more than $100 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 10 October 2022 16:18

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Michigan SOAR fund ramps up incentives for major projects

A recently created statewide economic development fund created to distribute incentives continues to dole out funding for major projects.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 19:23

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Butterworth landfill solar project could advance following settlement agreement

A long-discussed plan for a large solar project at the former Butterworth landfill in Grand Rapids could be moving forward under a recent settlement agreement approved by state energy regulators.

Monday, 03 October 2022 13:39

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Furniture manufacturers navigate return-to-office uncertainty with cost cuts

Steelcase Inc. and MillerKnoll Inc. — the two largest players in office furniture manufacturing — are experiencing lower order volumes as corporations delay return-to-office plans, and are both responding with cost-cutting measures in the coming weeks.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 18:20

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Municipalities approve tax incentives for major battery manufacturing proposal

Local officials in Mecosta County on Monday night approved long-term tax incentives for a potential electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant eyed for the Big Rapids area.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 26 September 2022 11:31

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: ‘Transformational’ battery project eyed near Big Rapids

State and local economic development officials are in the process of luring a major Chinese electric vehicle battery manufacturer to Mecosta County that could result in thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment over the next decade.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 22 August 2022 12:32

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: BHSH 2022 revenues dragged down by Beaumont Health

First-half financial data for BHSH System show a nearly $100 million loss for Beaumont Health was offset by stronger performances by Spectrum Health and Priority Health in West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 25 July 2022 10:47

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: New state laws roll back COVID-19 workplace protections

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this month signed three pieces of legislation into law that begin to roll back workplace protections for both employers and employees before eliminating them entirely by July of 2023.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 18 July 2022 19:23

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Tax cut negotiations coming between Whitmer, GOP lawmakers

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to sign off on the next state fiscal year budget, the administration and GOP-led Legislature will now shift their attention to reaching a potential compromise on tax relief for the public.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 11 July 2022 13:45

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Economic development, mental health funding in latest state budget deal

The recently announced state budget deal between top Republican lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer includes hundreds of millions of dollars for economic development and mental health care projects.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 20 June 2022 13:14

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: State lawmakers advance housing bill package

State House lawmakers last week advanced a four-bill package to help alleviate housing shortages statewide by incentivizing developers to build projects across varying price points.

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