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A $2.24 million ad campaign pitching Michigan as a winter travel destination aims to replicate the success of the summertime Pure Michigan ads that are credited with boosting the state’s tourism industry.

Q&A: Sandy Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:13 |

Building off a career that included serving as the last administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration under George W. Bush, Sandy Baruah now serves as president and CEO of the 20,000-member Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

MiBiz growth report for Dec. 10, 2012

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:00 |

Here is the Dec. 10, 2012 MiBiz Growth Report, which includes a roundup of news briefs of M&A and expansions in the region:

After a number of intensely-debated state ballot proposals and heated candidate races at all levels of government, I believe it is safe to say that we are all pleased to see the 2012 election season come to a close.

President Barack Obama’s re-election dimmed hopes within the U.S. medical device industry that a new excise tax set to take effect Jan. 1 would get repealed.

Charitable giving grows with economic gains

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:00 |

As the local economy improves, the level of corporate philanthropy increases.

MiBiz growth report for Nov. 26, 2012

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 21:40 |

Here is the Nov. 26, 2012 MiBiz Growth Report, which includes a roundup of news briefs of M&A and expansions in the region.

Q&A: David Wessel

Written by | Sunday, 11 November 2012 20:27 |

Wessel, who will speak at the Nov. 19 Economic Club of Grand Rapids luncheon at Amway Hotel, spoke with MiBiz about the looming fiscal cliff and how the government can resolve the situation.

Rather than make a program and then ask employers if it’s working, the state agency Michigan Works! aims to take an “ask first, then act” approach to workforce development.

MiBiz Growth Report Nov. 12

Written by | Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:33 |

The MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 12, including a roundup of news briefs of M&A and expansions in the region.

As Americans step to the polls on Tuesday, a number of West Michigan business owners have already elected to do something they probably couldn’t have done easily four years ago: sell their companies.

Meijer plans new corporate HQ

Written by | Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:06 |

Retail giant Meijer Inc.’s corporate presence in West Michigan could soon undergo a major overhaul.

The Urban Land Institute of Michigan’s first-ever Kalamazoo event sparked some interesting conversation about Michigan’s future and the prospects ahead of the state.

MiBiz Growth Report Oct. 29

Written by | Sunday, 28 October 2012 16:38 |

Here is the Oct. 29, 2012 MiBiz Growth Report, which includes a roundup of news briefs of M&A and expansions in the region.

Proposed changes to the state’s lauded brownfield redevelopment act have proponents of the program hopeful that Michigan could see even more development activity.

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