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As the U.S. and Michigan economies remain on solid footing into 2018, economists expect growth rates for personal income in the state to move higher.

A West Michigan-based organic food delivery service plans to expand to Southeast Michigan.  

New federal legislation aims to ease the regulatory burden for startup companies in the scientific and medical research industry.

Dr. Joseph Stowell, president of Cornerstone University since 2008, announced that he will leave the position in May 2019.

Third Coast Development LLC continues to expand its restaurant portfolio.

Mercy Health, the West Michigan health system with operations in Grand Rapids and Muskegon, will unite with a sister health system to form a single statewide system.

Monte Package Co. to expand in Southwest Michigan

Written by | Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:05 |

Monte Package Co. plans to invest $140,000 in an expansion project at its Southwest Michigan headquarters.

An investment from a Maryland-based private equity firm will position a growing West Michigan contract pharmaceutical manufacturing firm to add needed capacity in an expanding market.

Nichols Paper and Supply Co. has acquired Indianapolis, Ind.-based Spectrum Janitorial Supply in a move to continue expanding in the Midwest.

Grand Rapids Chamber plans office move

Written by | Monday, 13 November 2017 10:03 |

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce plans to upgrade its offices in the first quarter of next year.

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 13, 2017

Written by | Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:04 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 13, 2017: 

• M&A: Wabash, Ind.-based Martin Yale Industries LLC, a portfolio company of Grand Rapids-based private equity firm LV2 Equity Partners LLC, acquired Dry-Lam LLC of Shawnee, Kan., according to a statement. The transaction marked the second bolt-on acquisition for Martin Yale, a manufacturer of print finishing, office and mailroom equipment. Dry-Lam is a distributor of laminating equipment and films to the office product and commercial print finishing industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Dry-Lam’s distribution center will be relocated to Martin Yale’s Indiana facility.

PR firm sues former exec for breach of contract

Written by | Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:05 |

GRAND RAPIDS — A lawsuit filed in late October by Grand Rapids-based public relations and investor relations firm Lambert, Edwards & Associates Inc. alleges that a former executive repeatedly breached his employment contract.

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan real estate firm has moved to settle a federal civil lawsuit alleging it engaged in racketeering and other fraudulent activities by charging higher rents at properties once intended for affordable housing.

Duluth Trading Company plans Grandville opening

Written by | Friday, 10 November 2017 11:48 |

 In spite of a tough retail market, the West Michigan area continues to attract new-to-the market brands.

MedData Inc. (NYSE: MD), a Brecksville, Ohio-based provider of technology for hospitals and healthcare systems, officially opened its new Grand Rapids-area office this week.

GRAND RAPIDS & BIG RAPIDS — For the first time in its history, Ferris State University plans to undertake a comprehensive capital campaign with the goal of raising $80 million. 

Five West Michigan companies landed perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, announced Thursday.

Food processor Litehouse expands in Lowell

Written by | Wednesday, 08 November 2017 14:33 |

Litehouse Inc., a producer of food dressings, sauces and oils, is investing up to $9.9 million and creating 77 new jobs as part of a project at its plant in Lowell.

SEI to open Grand Rapids office

Written by | Wednesday, 08 November 2017 14:30 |

A forecast for aggressive growth drove Kentwood-based Service Express Inc. to open a 40,000-square-foot office in the city of Grand Rapids.

Despite some controversy, three millage renewals passed overwhelming in metro Grand Rapids last night, according to unofficial election results.

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