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Displaying items by tag: WOODTV8

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.


Tuesday, 31 May 2022 14:41

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Whitmer seeks resolution to ‘unworkable’ timeline involving two West Mich. tribes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently appealed to the U.S. Department of the Interior for help in resolving an “unworkable” timeline as two tribes separately make economic development efforts.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 16 May 2022 12:42

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: West Michigan food producers on front lines of formula shortage

Four food manufacturing companies with operations in West Michigan are on the front lines of the ongoing baby formula shortage that is causing significant challenges for families with infants.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 09 May 2022 12:53

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Most GR cannabis equity businesses not meeting goals

Very few Grand Rapids cannabis businesses are fulfilling social equity promises they made three years ago to gain an advantage when applying for a city license, though some city officials say the program is filled with “unattainable” goals.

Published in Economic Development


Monday, 21 February 2022 12:29

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Consumers Energy supporting EV charging rollout

Consumers Energy announced plans today that it will issue 200 rebates over the next two years to help offset the cost for site hosts to install electric vehicle charging stations.

Published in Energy
Monday, 14 February 2022 13:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Grand Haven to consider Chinook Pier redevelopment proposal

City officials in Grand Haven are considering a Zeeland-based developer’s proposal to reconfigure Chinook Pier in downtown.

Monday, 31 January 2022 14:04

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Whitmer, Republicans unveil competing tax cut plans

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislators have offered competing tax cut proposals in recent weeks as a result of budget surplus and an influx of federal stimulus funding.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 13 December 2021 15:53

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Recapping the Legislature’s swift action on economic development incentives

State lawmakers moved quickly last week to advance new economic development incentives, with the House and Senate passing legislation to create new funds and programs to attract major advanced manufacturing projects.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 29 November 2021 12:48

MiBiz on WOOD-TV: The Right Place expands to Mason, Mecosta counties

GRAND RAPIDS — Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc. recently announced new partnerships that would bring its services and expertise to Mason and Mecosta counties in West Michigan.

Published in Finance
Monday, 15 November 2021 13:49

MiBiz on WOOD-TV: Bell’s Brewery deal latest in West Michigan craft beverage acquisitions

GRAND RAPIDS — Bell’s Brewery Inc.’s announcement last week that it’s selling to the parent company of New Belgium Brewing Co. sent shockwaves through Michigan’s craft beverage industry. It also represents the latest in a series of high-profile deals involving Michigan craft beverage companies.

Published in Finance

Monday, 08 November 2021 12:28

MiBiz on WOOD-TV: New Community Transformation Fund names first managing director

GRAND RAPIDS — A venture capital fund that plans to invest in minority-owned businesses has named Ollie Howie as its first managing director.

Published in Finance
Monday, 15 February 2021 15:55

MiBiz, WOOD-TV8 launch news partnership

GRAND RAPIDS — MiBiz Inc. and WOOD-TV8 launched a new media partnership that includes sharing breaking news between the two outlets and a weekly roundup of business news during the station’s Monday morning “Daybreak” program.

Published in Economic Development