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Southwest Michigan’s manufacturing sector has clipped along at a moderate but steady growth rate over the last year.

Officials in Battle Creek believe they have found the $25 million cure for what ails the Cereal City’s downtown.

The formation of a unit to oversee clinical research puts another key element in place for the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo.

Talk about a case of beating expectations.

With an overhaul of its sales team, facilities and marketing strategy, the Kalamazoo Wings are looking to breath new life into its storied semi-pro hockey organization.

Published in Hospitality

The Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine at Western Michigan University would acquire the assets of Southwest Michigan Innovation Center Inc. under a proposed deal now going through an extended approval process.

Published in Health Biz

MACKINAC ISLAND — While Southeast Michigan leaders at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference acknowledge that their region’s economy still has room for improvement, they’ve started to pivot from a focus on fixing immediate problems to tackling long-term solutions instead.

Published in Economic Development

Companies that want to become a magnet for bright, young talent might be well served by implementing a wellness program. As the millennial generation matures and employers face tougher competition for talent, companies have shifted their strategies to well-run wellness programs as part of their broader corporate culture to get employees better engaged in the workplace, according to winners of the third-annual West Michigan’s Healthiest Employers Awards from MiBiz.

Published in Health Biz

When Southwest Michigan First looked to create a robust wellness program, the economic development agency wanted to add a level of thoughtfulness to its programming rather than focus on avoiding unhealthy behaviors or diets and eliminating sedentary lifestyles.

Published in Health Biz

After working for two decades at one of the nation’s most respected medical schools, Jose Teixeira was ready for a change of scenery.

Published in Economic Development
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