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Despite an erratic environment for orders, Steelcase Inc. reported earnings on par with the previous year.

Bad debt incurred at Michigan hospitals and the financial assistance offered to help patients with medical bills declined by nearly $325 million in the first full year that the state expanded Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act.

While Gov. Rick Snyder was on a week-long trade mission to Europe, economic development legislation he’s championed came to a halt and of one of his appointees was indicted over allegations related to the ongoing Flint water crisis. Snyder spoke with MiBiz on these and other topics from Milan, Italy.

Gov. Rick Snyder today recommended Jeff Mason, the head of the University Research Corridor that consists of the state’s top three research universities, to lead the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Grand Valley State University has acquired the 63,000-square-foot operations facility from Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. on the west side of Grand Rapids.

Fettig steps down as CEO of Whirlpool

Written by | Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:41 |

Jeff Fettig will step down as the CEO of Whirlpool Corp. after leading the Benton Harbor-based manufacturer of consumer products since 2004, according to a statement.

David Ramaker plans to retire in the third quarter as president and CEO of Chemical Financial Corp.

Legislation designed to attract large employers to the state with added tax breaks appears to have come to a grinding halt overnight.

Mill Steel Co. opens Houston facility

Written by | Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:22 |

Mill Steel Co. will begin operations at its new facility near the southern U.S. border.

A subsidiary of CWD Real Estate Investment Inc. has proposed redeveloping a mostly underused commercial complex in Wyoming along 44th Street SW, according to municipal documents.

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. will invest $315,000 to create an advanced manufacturing education program at Grand Haven High School.

Medical device manufacturer Stryker Corp. will bolster its capabilities in medical imaging with the acquisition of an Ontario-based firm.

News on Friday that Amazon.com Inc. planned to buy struggling organic food retailer Whole Foods Market Inc. sent shockwaves through the grocery industry, including in West Michigan.

A family farming and trucking operation in Southwest Michigan is restructuring its finances through Chapter 12 bankruptcy protection, according to a filing Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Adventure Credit Union to open new branch

Written by | Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:11 |

After opening a new branch last month, Adventure Credit Union plans to begin work next week on another in the Grand Rapids-area market.

Horizon Bancorp would extend a little further into Michigan with the acquisition of a Midland-based community bank.

A manufacturer of manholes and retaining walls plans to move its headquarters and expand in Southwest Michigan.

GE Additive, a business unit of global conglomerate General Electric Corp., will partner with Kalamazoo-based Stryker Corp. to grow Stryker’s additive manufacturing capabilities.

Integrated Architecture Corp. plans to move its headquarters from Kentwood to the burgeoning North Monroe neighborhood just north of downtown Grand Rapids.

The City of Lansing has retained commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE | Martin to move ahead with a planned sale of its City Hall property in downtown Lansing.

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