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The craft beverage industry in West Michigan is looking quite frothy these days.

Published in Beer and wine

The state of Michigan recently approved a grant to aid community colleges in purchasing equipment and training for students studying skilled trades. Approximately $14.3 million of the state’s $50 million grant program, coined the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP), was distributed to institutions in West Michigan.

Published in In the News

Many successful craft brewers have relied on a very inexact science to learn and master their craft and bring it to market. For those companies, the do-it-yourself mentality serves as the romantic side of brewing.

Published in Education

As West Michigan’s economy continues to improve and evolve, that’s led to a host of infrastructure investments at colleges and universities across the region.

Published in Crystal Ball

While experts continue to tout wind energy as a diversification target for many West Michigan manufacturers, companies that supply the industry say they’ve faced a period of stagnant demand, especially now that a key federal incentive no longer exists.

Published in Manufacturing

Buoyed by the strength of the automotive industry, the growth of Southwest Michigan’s auto suppliers helped lead the region’s manufacturing sector to another year of job gains.
In fact, the region’s manufacturers largely grew at a rate that outpaced the statewide performance in the same period, according to the June 2014 Business Outlook report from the .W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.

Published in Education

As companies across Michigan are locked in an intense search for talent, one new state program aims to make it easier for companies to hire, train and retain skilled workers.

Published in Manufacturing

KALAMAZOO — At the age of 30, Laura Boulding found herself a single mother with two children and no way to support them.

Published in Nonprofits

The $42 million health campus planned in downtown Kalamazoo holds the potential to simultaneously address a number of issues for the project’s partners.

Published in Health Biz
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