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A story in the Oct. 27 edition of MiBiz looked at the 2012 state law that requires health insurers in Michigan to pay to assess, diagnose and treat children with autism.

Published in Health Biz

Two years after Michigan enacted landmark legislation requiring health insurers to pay to treat autism, Phil Weaver is well aware of persistent bottlenecks that get in the way of children accessing treatment.

Published in Health Biz

Local charities and nonprofits have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to the support they get from West Michigan’s family-owned businesses.

Published in Nonprofits

Marcia and Al Elgersma were typical of many small business owners in thinking they could develop their own plan to hand off their family-owned company, Al’s Excavating, to the next generation of leadership. But after more than a decade of trying on their own, the Elgersmas realized they needed to bring in advisers to help enact a proactive strategy.

Published in Small Business

Family owned businesses like Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. have a lot in common with one another regardless of their industry. A new survey shows the segment is an increasingly important part of the economic fiber in West Michigan, but they also face many similar business and operational challenges.

Published in Economic Development

Midsize cities in West Michigan could soon see more live-work options coming online.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Western Michigan University will begin offering classes in Kalamazoo next year for first-year law students and plans to begin developing other programs under an affiliation with Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Published in In the News

After years of planning and preparation, Western Michigan University opens its new medical school this month, ushering in a new era for both the university and the health care and life science industries in Southwest Michigan.

In commercial real estate as in workforce development, companies in Southwest Michigan have had to manage wild swings in availability over the last five years.

Global consumer products company Newell Rubbermaid Inc. selected Kalamazoo as the site of its new corporate design center because of the strong concentration of designers in the region. Now, local officials hope to leverage the company’s presence to lure more design-related businesses to Southwest Michigan.

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