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Graduating into the work world is daunting enough for many college students, but when those students identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the challenges are even greater.

Business Leaders for Michigan wants to find ways to make the state a winner once again. The organization is gathering leaders from across the state to focus on the state’s competitiveness, entrepreneurship and talent at its second annual CEO Summit, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 14, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 13 October 2013 22:27 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 14.

In 1998, President Bill Clinton was embroiled in the Lewinsky sex scandal, the Detroit Red Wings won their ninth Stanley Cup, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif.

Businesses across Michigan view their future business prospects with a little more optimism than a year ago, although fewer expect to hire additional employees in the next six months, according to the results from a PNC Bank survey.

As you flip through the pages of this special section highlighting the winners and finalists of our inaugural M&A, Deals and Dealmakers Awards, you’ll probably recognize many of the companies and individuals featured here. Most of them have been written up in the local media, as well as other niche business publications with names such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Financial Times.

A collaboration of the Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Public Museum wants to explore the possibility of creating a new K-12 school based on human-centered design thinking.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 30, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 29 September 2013 10:34 |

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MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 16, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 15 September 2013 22:19 |

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Q&A: Dr. Marsha Rappley

Written by | Sunday, 15 September 2013 22:00 |

As dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine since 2006, Marsha Rappley has seen the school continue to build its presence in Grand Rapids, including the Secchia Center on the Medical Mile. Now, the university is in the planning process to continue that expansion with more biomedical research space it intends to build on the former Grand Rapids Press property it purchased last year. Rappley spoke with MiBiz to discuss the school’s next phase of development.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Chinese people to know all that the state can offer in terms of business, agriculture and tourism. 

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 3, 2013

Written by | Monday, 02 September 2013 22:23 |

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All eyes of municipal financial executives in West Michigan and across the state this week will focus on Oakland County.

A proposed new development could help solve one of the Muskegon’s nagging problems: its lack of density in the downtown area to support a thriving retail sector.

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 19, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 18 August 2013 23:07 |

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As construction ramps up for a new bus rapid transit line in greater Grand Rapids, the area’s regional transit authority is busy studying whether it should implement a similar system along its route with the highest ridership.

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