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As Michigan’s industries have evolved over the years, so too have the roles economic developers play when it comes to helping businesses grow and expand in communities across the state.  

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans to “re-evaluate” a gap financing mechanism that commercial real estate professionals say has played a crucial role in the redevelopment of key corridors across West Michigan. 

The environment for an entrepreneur to start and grow a business in Michigan continues to improve, although gains are slowing after a decade of significant change as other states do better as well.

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. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite negotiating for the past seven months, Grand Rapids Symphony musicians and the organization’s management team have yet to agree to terms of a new contract.

The budget cuts at the state’s economic development organization have forced industry executives in West Michigan to adjust their tactics. 

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state lawmakers to increase funding for the popular Skilled Trades Training Fund program as part of his budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

ALLEGAN — Fighting off a hostile takeover bid cost Perrigo Co. plc $100 million last year, driving up administrative expenses sharply for the producer of over-the-counter medications.

As the state grapples with the Flint water crisis and a long-term funding solution for Detroit Public Schools, business advocates hope lawmakers will still be able to tackle policies that keep health care costs down, add transparency and help companies attract talent. 

MiBiz Growth Report: March 7, 2016

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MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 22, 2016

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The state legislature’s inaction on extending equal civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has led a growing number of prominent West Michigan business leaders to call for change.

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 8, 2016

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MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 25, 2016

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MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 11, 2016

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Despite a supportive state legislature and much excitement from the West Michigan area that Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC could soon move into the Steelcase Pyramid building, Gov. Rick Snyder says he needs time to examine the legislation closely.

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