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Displaying items by tag: Western Michigan University

Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:03

Kalamazoo Co. housing millage supporting 481 new units in first year

An expanded countywide housing millage is already funding five multifamily developments in Kalamazoo County, where studies have identified a need for thousands of additional housing units.

Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:18

People in the News: June 6, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for June 6, 2022 

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 31 May 2022 16:31

Grand Action 2.0 names Kara Wood as new executive director

Grand Action 2.0, the revamped group of executives behind some of the largest downtown Grand Rapids developments over the past couple of decades, has named a new executive director.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 16 May 2022 13:46

Greenleaf Capital invests $10M to scale up Kalamazoo fund for entrepreneurs; new committee to focus on women in leadership

A Kalamazoo-based investment fund that also looks to cultivate and support a new generation of entrepreneurs who want to own a business will use a $10 million investment to scale operations.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:35

People in the News: April 25, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 25, 2022 

Published in Talent
Monday, 25 October 2021 13:02

Utilities launch campaign as advocates, lawmakers ramp up community solar pressure

Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities have launched an “education campaign” as clean energy advocates tout the potential economic benefits of community solar energy and as lawmakers consider bills on the topic that the utilities oppose.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 24 October 2021 14:17

Career tech donation tips recent anonymous giving past $1B in Kalamazoo

Over the past four months, anonymous donations to support talent development, education and public services in the Kalamazoo area have now exceeded $1 billion, which local officials call a transformative and unique sum for the community.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 26 September 2021 17:42

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 26, 2021

This is the MiBiz growth report for September 26, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 September 2021 15:52

WMU board approves sale of Grand Rapids East Beltline property for $6.25M

GRAND RAPIDS — The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Friday to sell the school’s 11-acre property located along East Beltline Avenue Southeast for $6.25 million. 


Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:30

Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence receives ‘transformational’ $400M donation

KALAMAZOO — City officials announced today that the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence has received an anonymous $400 million donation to support the nonprofit’s mission to continue providing key city services without increasing local taxes.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:37

NCAA rule change brings newfound revenue streams for student-athletes

Keith Mitchell recalled a time during his football playing days at the University of Michigan when he and other players volunteered at a football camp in the Detroit area. The coach hosting the camp charged hundreds of dollars per participant and drew a crowd of roughly a thousand.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 17:04

$550 million gift to Western Michigan University a ‘catalyst’ for the community

KALAMAZOO — Representatives from Western Michigan University announced on Tuesday that the school has received the largest private gift ever bestowed on a public university.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 06 June 2021 16:55

Sleeping Giant Capital marks first year with investment, developing students

KALAMAZOO — The Western Michigan University management professors behind an investment fund that looks to cultivate and support a new generation of entrepreneurs hope to complete fundraising by the end of 2021.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 06 June 2021 17:00

Kalamazoo startup’s medical device fills unmet needs for diabetic patients

KALAMAZOO — A Kalamazoo startup seeks to raise $5.1 million over two capital rounds to commercialize a treatment for diabetic foot ulcers that cost billions of dollars annually to treat in the U.S.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 11 January 2021 17:00

Davenport University appoints higher ed veteran to lead business, technology colleges

Davenport University has appointed Amy Mansfield as the new dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technology.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 20 December 2020 17:40

Despite the odds, higher education shows flexibility during pandemic

Like many in higher education, Western Michigan University moved fast to shift thousands of classes online when the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring. Some of the changes made during the crisis will stick, according to President Edward Montgomery, who joined WMU in 2017. Montgomery served as chief economist and deputy labor secretary in President Bill Clinton’s administration and was also on President Barack Obama’s auto task force. Prior to joining WMU, he was the founding dean and professor of economics at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 22 November 2020 10:47

MiBiz Growth Report: November 22, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 22, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 08 November 2020 09:58

MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 08 June 2020 12:50

Jenson to retire from WMed; school launches national search for successor

KALAMAZOO — The founding dean at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo plans to retire early next year.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 07 June 2020 17:00

‘TREMENDOUS WIN:’ Tetra Therapeutics’ sale offers healthy returns for investors, validation for local ecosystem

GRAND RAPIDS — Tetra Therapeutics Inc.’s sale to a Japanese pharmaceutical company provides a final pathway toward bringing to market potential new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease and a form of autism, as well as generates a handsome return for financial backers.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:20

Higher ed leaders plan for fall, respond to budget setbacks

Leaders at public universities, community colleges and private schools across Michigan are getting a clearer picture of their budget shortfalls resulting from COVID-19, but uncertainty still clouds enrollment prospects and future in-person learning.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:00

Longer recession predicted without federal support for state, local budgets

University of Michigan researchers told state officials at this month’s revenue estimating conference they anticipate a gradual economic recovery in the next few years, resulting in an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent by the end of 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 May 2020 08:57

Nonprofits hit pause on fundraisers, grapple with loss of revenue

Rescheduled. Postponed. Canceled. These are the words Michigan nonprofits are using frequently these days when talking about the status of fundraisers that are critical to the financial health of their organizations.

Published in Nonprofits
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:07

GVSU plans to resume in-person classes for fall, cover $13M COVID-19 shortfall

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is tentatively planning to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester while absorbing an anticipated $13 million budget shortfall related to the coronavirus.

Published in Talent

Friday, 08 May 2020 16:45

Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers

Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.  

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 April 2020 12:45

WMU brewing program adds business focus, grapples with effects of climate change, COVID-19

Steve Bertman Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University spoke with MiBiz recently about the climate crisis and threats to the brewing supply chain, and why it’s appropriate to discuss climate alongside COVID-19.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:00

Growth Report: January 6, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for January 6, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 08 December 2019 14:59

Universities turn to public-private partnerships to fund projects, attract students

Western Michigan University plans to revamp the entire southern portion of its Kalamazoo campus in the next five years as part of a public-private partnership.

Saturday, 07 December 2019 09:07

Growth Report: December 7, 2019

Here is the growth report for December 7, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 November 2019 19:35

Organizers aim to unite Holland community via soccer

As someone born and raised in Holland, Trent Ramos noticed a divide among fellow residents.

Published in Economic Development

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