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Two projects in Grand Rapids, as well as housing developments in Lansing, Charlotte and Hartford, have been awarded competitive affordable housing tax credits.

Jeff Mason named MEDC CEO

Written by | Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:03 |

Jeff Mason has been named chief executive of the state’s top economic development organization.

Meijer and Shipt roll out alcohol delivery

Written by | Monday, 10 July 2017 11:48 |

Users of retailer Meijer Inc.’s official delivery partner will be able to get some added items beginning this week.

The malware attack against a Grand Rapids-based medical supplier serves as a reminder of the constant cyber threats businesses of all sizes face.

MiBiz Growth Report: July 10, 2017

Written by | Sunday, 09 July 2017 17:37 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 10, 2017:

• M&A: Portage-based Carl Walker Inc., an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the parking garage sector, was acquired on June 30 by Wantman Group Inc., a West Palm Beach, Fla.-based design, planning and surveying firm, according to a statement. Carl Walker became a wholly-owned subsidiary of WGI Structures. President and CEO Gary Cudney, along with other key executives, principals and associates, will remain with the company. The company will continue to be known as Carl Walker and will be branded as a division of WGI. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Carl Walker has designed parking structures all over the country, including many of the garages built along the Medical Mile health care development in downtown Grand Rapids. Fayetteville, Ark.-based Zweig Group represented Carl Walker in the deal.

Order volatility in the office furniture industry continued to affect sales for Herman Miller Inc.

ScentLok Technologies Inc. acquired the assets of Minnesota-based Robinson Outdoor Products LLC from Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday.

A partnership could bring a new $30 million entertainment district along with a 10-screen movie theater to Holland’s central business district.

Two local Christian publishers have formed a new publishing partnership.

A new venture capital fund in West Michigan closed on its first deal this week.

Lumbermen’s Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of wood products and building materials has acquired Michigan Prestain Co.

SpartanNash CFO leaving company

Written by | Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:42 |

A key executive at a major West Michigan grocery retailer and distribution company will leave his position next month.

Carl Walker Inc., a Portage-based architecture and engineering firm specializing in the parking garage sector, is under new ownership.

Longtime surface parking lots in the city’s downtown central business district continue to give way to a new, large-scale development.

Drivers and pedestrians on Grand Rapids’ west side will soon see a new scaled-down store format take shape for Walker-based grocery retailer Meijer Inc.

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