Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:49

MiBiz Growth Report: April 16, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 16, 2018.

• M&A: Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC, a private equity-backed manufacturer of custom automation equipment, has acquired Setpoint Systems and Setpoint Inc. of Ogden, Utah. The deal further expands JR Automation’s industrial automation offerings for global clients, according to a statement. The acquired companies specialize in automation solutions and motion control systems for the e-commerce and amusement industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Breaking News

Today’s legal environment has transformed the seemingly innocuous job application into a polarizing document with significant liability exposure. “Ban-the-box,” gender identity, and pay equity movements are just a few of the recent developments that have contributed to the large landmine field of liability employers face with their job applications.

Published in Sponsored content

Utility customers across the state could be refunded hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of the federal tax overhaul that passed in December, reducing the corporate income tax rate.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — In the wake of a whistleblower lawsuit filed last month by its now-fired chief operating officer, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) has to confront allegations that members of its executive leadership misused donor-restricted funds to cover gaps in its operational budget.

Published in Nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS — Two stalwart West Michigan retailers are closing up shop, opening up valuable real estate at a time when space is at a premium in the region.

Establishing a regulatory framework for the sale of medical marijuana could generate between $44.3 million and $63.5 million annually in tax revenue for Michigan, according to a new report. 

Published in Economic Development