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ALLEGAN — As the future of the company hangs in the balance, economic developers and business groups in West Michigan offered their public support today for Perrigo Co. plc, whose shareholders will decide by Friday morning on a hostile takeover attempt by Mylan N.V.

Published in In the News

A group of local government officials and economic developers in Kent County wants to develop new strategies to grow the area’s agricultural and food-processing industry. With the results of a new study conducted by the Kent County Agribusiness Community Workgroup, they’re now armed with the data to help inform that process.

Published in Agribiz

Rockford-based Byrne Electrical Specialists Inc. plans later this month to break ground on a new manufacturing facility in Lakeview on a blighted property on Tamarack Lake.

Published in In the News

SHERIDAN — A long-vacant and blighted industrial building in a small Montcalm County village could be demolished with the help of a federal grant, better positioning the community for redevelopment in the future.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan manufacturers should continue to expect lower commodity prices into 2016.

Published in Manufacturing

Like many West Michigan manufacturers, Rapid-Line Inc. faces a major hurdle when it comes to staffing.

Published in Manufacturing

The Newaygo County Economic Development Office (NCEDO) signed a new, three-year contract with Grand Rapids-based economic development group The Right Place Inc. (RPI), according to a statement.

Published in In the News

The Michigan Economic Development Corp., the quasi-governmental agency tasked with supporting business attraction and retention efforts in the state, needed to reorganize with layoffs in the wake of a sizeable budget shortfall.

Published in Economic Development

Companies who get their products produced in Michigan only use a portion of the state’s highly skilled advanced manufacturing resources.

Published in Manufacturing

The globalized workforce has reshaped how universities in West Michigan and beyond educate their engineering students.

Published in Education
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