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Sometimes you’ll do things for family that you won’t do for others.

Fraudulent scams have grown ubiquitous across the legitimate marketplace, leaving a much more complex network of victims and challenging incorrect public perceptions about who is most at risk.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified an unlikely threat lurking in West Michigan.

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 8, 2016

Written by | Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:45 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 8, 2016. 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based architecture firm Progressive AE Inc. has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based AI Design Group Inc., according to a statement. The new company will be headquartered in Grand Rapids and leadership will remain the same, according to a statement. AI Design will now be referred to as a Progressive AE company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will soon decide whether to approve Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. as the new dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine, headquarted in Grand Rapids.

GE Aviation to expand Norton Shores facility

Written by | Friday, 05 August 2016 12:56 |

GE Aviation plans to expand its facility at 6120 Norton Center Dr., according to documents submitted to the Norton Shores planning commission.

Downtown real estate that was once planned for a high-end office tower has come under new ownership.

A developer’s proposal to build between 83 and 89 apartments on one of the Heritage Hill neighborhood’s few vacant sites may well move forward, but not without scrutiny from neighbors.

In raising an additional $4.28 million in venture capital funding, Tetra Discovery Partners LLC plans to support the ongoing clinical trials for a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

A startup biotech company that aims to counter invasive aquatic species has set up shop in the Muskegon Innovation Hub.

With $18 million in additional capital, Vestaron Corp. approaches the final leg of an 11-year journey to the marketplace.

Lakeland Health plans to launch a $160 million expansion this fall at its main hospital campus.

A group of investors want to turn a vacant, former industrial site on Muskegon Lake into prime waterfront real estate with mixed-use development on site.

A new report released by the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) purports to show the wide-ranging economic benefits contributed by immigrants in the state of Michigan.

Grand Rapids Metrology Inc. acquired the Michigan operations of Kanawha Scales and Systems of Poca, W.Va.

Great Lakes Fasteners Corp. has been acquired by All Integrated Solutions, a Wisconsin-based distributor of fasteners and components.

U.S. LBM Holdings LLC has acquired Muskegon-based Keene Lumber Company.

A West Michigan software developer for automotive aftermarket products has been acquired by Innova Electronics Corporation of Irvine, Calif.

John Dunn will retire from his position as president of Western Michigan University on June 30, 2017.

Business owners across Michigan maintained a relatively upbeat view of the state’s economy at midyear.

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