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MiBiz Growth Report: November 22, 2020
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 22, 2020.
MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers
Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.
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.
Growth Report: January 6, 2020
This is the MiBiz growth report for January 6, 2020.
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.
Growth Report: December 7, 2019
Here is the growth report for December 7, 2019.
Organizers aim to unite Holland community via soccer
As someone born and raised in Holland, Trent Ramos noticed a divide among fellow residents.
Opioid education, research hits all ages in Michigan
As Michigan universities land tens of millions of dollars in opioid research funding, students at all age levels are learning lessons about the epidemic.
Goodwill taps WMU program for professional development
GRAND RAPIDS — Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Inc. wants to enable employees to achieve their professional work goals within the organization or other employment opportunities they may choose to pursue in the community.
Backed by $6.5 million in donations, WMU launches new business center
KALAMAZOO — Business leaders and philanthropists gave $6.5 million to Western Michigan University for what’s known as the Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy.
GR City Manager takes measured steps amid recent executive departures
GRAND RAPIDS — Faced with multiple departures from leadership positions at the city of Grand Rapids, City Manager Mark Washington wants to avoid being “hasty” about hiring replacements.
Grand Rapids’ economic development services manager leaving for WMU position
KALAMAZOO — Kara Wood, the managing director of economic development services for the city of Grand Rapids, will join Western Michigan University as an associate vice president for community partnerships on Oct. 7.
Michigan’s attractiveness grows among aerospace manufacturers
Michigan is the most attractive state in the Midwest for new aerospace manufacturing businesses.
Ascension Borgess purchases land in WMU Business park
KALAMAZOO — Ascension Borgess Hospital has purchased 8.2 acres of land from Western Michigan University for the future development of outpatient services.
WMU gets approval to sell parcels in second phase of BTR Park
KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University has the green light to begin selling parcels in the second phase of its Business Technology and Research Park.
MSU, WMU tailor new workforce training programs to fit employers’ needs
In response to employers’ calls for action, colleges and universities throughout the state are making a major shift in their workforce training programs. Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, two of the state’s largest public universities, are responding to demands from business and industry leaders by collaborating with community colleges to add more accessible, job-focused credentialing programs to their curriculums.
WMU aviation school plans $22 million expansion in Battle Creek
BATTLE CREEK — The $22 million expansion of Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation at W.K. Kellogg Airport will include many visible signs of growth. Even so, Dave Powell, the dean of the aviation school, said he is focusing on an area of growth that’s less obvious: About 7 percent of all pilots and airline mechanics in the United States are people of color, and of that percentage about 2.5 percent are African American.
WMU-Cooley Law School names new president
Directors today named James McGrath as the new president and dean at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
MIDOCS places medical residents into underserved areas of Michigan
Four medical schools in Michigan partnered to direct new physicians into areas of the state that are underserved or have a shortage of physicians. Backed by a $5 million budget allocation that the four institutions matched with $1.25 million apiece, the medical schools each placed two additional medical residents this year to train and work in medically underserved areas of Michigan.
Texas company takes over management of Kalamazoo student housing
KALAMAZOO — Campus Advantage Inc., a student housing management company based in Austin, Texas, has taken over management of a property in Kalamazoo, near Western Michigan University.
B-schools report mixed trends in MBA applications, enrollment
Amid national declines in the number of people applying to MBA programs in recent years, business schools in West Michigan are reporting mixed results. While applications to the MBA programs dropped at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, both Grand Valley State University and Central Michigan University reported receiving higher numbers of applications in recent years. Likewise, MBA enrollment trends were all over the map, with MSU and GVSU reporting more students while both WMU and CMU saw the opposite.
WMU to offer new online I.T. security certification program
KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University plans to launch an online program designed to improve the ability of I.T. professionals to protect against and mitigate hacks and data breaches. The eight-week, online certification program from WMU’s Haworth College of Business and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences starts in March and consists of four courses in high-demand cybersecurity specialties.
Q&A: Dr. David Karowe, Professor of biological sciences, Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University Professor David Karowe, Ph.D. has dire predictions for what will happen if people across the globe fail to take swift action to replace fossil fuels with green energy. While climate change affects systems globally, it will have real effects on the West Michigan region and its economy, according to Karowe’s predictions, which are informed by his years of research on the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide in plants.