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A pair of initiatives across Southwest Michigan have a similar goal: supporting entrepreneurs starting small businesses in their respective cities and urban cores. 

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GRAND RAPIDS — Creating a level playing field for people of color in Michigan who want to pursue careers in the health care sector will lay the foundation for their success and the state’s future economic growth. 

Published in Health Biz

BATTLE CREEK — A $10 million commitment to help support Battle Creek entrepreneurs serves as one recent example of a project focused on ensuring racial equity in the business community.

Published in Nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS — Collaborations between different sectors in Kent County to improve every child’s school readiness have caught the attention of national foundations that are pumping money into the countywide effort. 

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LANSING — Major players in Michigan’s philanthropic sector have joined forces to raise $4 million to finance a three-year campaign to ensure each state resident is counted in the 2020 Census.

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While West Michigan’s affordable housing crisis may pale in comparison to situations in other larger metro areas, disparate groups are taking a hands-on approach to the problem.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Many companies engage in their annual strategic planning around this time of year. They are forecasting sales for the next year, figuring out what capital expenditures will be needed, and identifying initiatives to better position themselves in the market.

Published in Manufacturing

The Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation will provide $475,000 to Well House over three years. The nonprofit will invest the money in additional affordable housing options, employment opportunities and healthy food solutions.

Published in In the News

Be the Change is a partnership with local high schools and colleges. Its goal is to support student success and academic leadership, more specifically, to reduce racial inequalities in education and the Grand Rapids community.

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After 11 years of operating as a nonprofit, the board of directors at the Battle Creek-based Educators’ Task Force decided recently to disband the organization.

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