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COOPERSVILLE — A glut in raw milk production throughout the state is driving substantial agribusiness growth in West Michigan as area processing companies struggle to keep up.

Published in In the News

As developers from around the Midwest descend on Michigan’s capital region, the Lansing area’s brownfield sites could soon become a lot less brown.

Published in Design Build

Upcoming cybersecurity regulations could catch manufacturers off guard and put at risk their ability to perform government contracts.

Published in Manufacturing

Across West Michigan, Native American tribes have started to hang out their own shingle in enterprises that move them away from the familiar tribal-owned casino.

Published in Economic Development

Economic developers from West Michigan and across the state increasingly find their roles shifting.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:53

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 20, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Feb. 20, 2017. 

• M&A: AMI Entertainment Network LLC in Grand Rapids has acquired NSM Music Group Ltd., a Leeds, U.K.-based manufacturer of jukeboxes. The deal for NSM Music marks the first overseas expansion for AMI, a provider of digital jukeboxes and other products for the nightclub and bar industry, according to a statement. Founded in 1951 in Germany, NSM will maintain its independent branding and headquarters. General Manager Martin Agabeg will report to AMI President Mike Maas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Going forward, AMI plans to invest in NSM and enhance the company’s products and service, according to a statement.

Published in In the News

An increasing appetite for cage-free eggs among consumers will result in a $2 million expansion project for Poultry Management Systems Inc.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:49

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 6, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Feb. 6, 2017. 

• M&A: The Pioneer Group, a Big Rapids-based publisher of newspapers and an operator of a digital marketing services business, has sold after four generations of family ownership. Owners Jack and John Batdorff sold the company to Hearst Communications Inc., the New York-based publishing giant, according to a statement. The Pioneer Group publishes two daily newspapers in West Michigan, The Pioneer in Big Rapids and the Manistee News Advocate. The company also includes three weekly titles: Lake County Star, based in Baldwin; Herald-Review in Osceola County; and The Benzie County Record Patriot. The company also publishes four Shopper publications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Through the deal, the Hearst Newspapers division expands its holdings in Michigan, which include the Huron Daily Tribune and Midland Daily News.

Published in In the News

GRAND RAPIDS — Stakeholders from around Michigan say they’re impressed with the results the Grand Rapids Economic Development department cited in a recent report detailing the performance of various project incentives.

Published in Design Build

With tax credits awarded, the development of three new affordable housing projects in the area should move forward.

Published in In the News
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