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As Congress debated the Affordable Care Act over 15 months in 2009 and 2010, then-U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak sought to strike a balance.

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 16, 2017

Written by | Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 16., 2017:

Lake Michigan Insurance Agency, a division of Grand Rapids-based Lake Michigan Credit Union, has acquired the 110-year-old Muskegon Insurance Agency.

A fully-leased shopping center in Jenison has sold to California-based ET 102 LLC for $5.25 million.

The boom in multifamily housing continues to spread to seemingly untouched areas of Grand Rapids.

A West Michigan farm operator that’s facing a string of financial issues has been sued by agricultural giant Monsanto Co. for breach of contract.

Computer support and service provider Service Express Inc. has signed a lease for nearly 60,000 square feet of office space in southeast Grand Rapids.

Michigan’s economy should remain in good shape for the foreseeable future, according to results of a semi-annual survey PNC Bank conducts with small and medium-sized business owners.

Meijer continues to restructure I.T. department

Written by | Friday, 06 October 2017 10:47 |

Supercenter retailer Meijer Inc. continues to restructure its information technology services department.

Kellogg Co. is bolstering its product portfolio with the acquisition of a protein bar manufacturer.

The former COO of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) has filed a whistleblower protection lawsuit against his former employer, alleging widespread misuse of donor-restricted funds.

GFS acquires Pennsylvania food distributor

Written by | Thursday, 05 October 2017 13:51 |

Gordon Food Service Inc. has acquired a 125-year-old, family-owned food distribution company in Pennsylvania.

Eight months after signing a manufacturing agreement with Gill Electronics, a California-based developer of wireless charging technology has decided to buy the company to bring the production and engineering capabilities in house.

Cleveland-based Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has acquired full control over Tilden Mining Co., an active iron ore mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

A Southwest Michigan-based provider of third party employee benefits administration has acquired Warwick, R.I.-based COBRA Administration & Health Services, Inc.

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 2, 2017

Written by | Sunday, 01 October 2017 20:55 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 2, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS — The path to close a $3.9 billion transaction between two giants in the television broadcasting industry could run directly through West Michigan.

A West Michigan-based private equity firm closed on its first deal with an investment in Holland-based Mission Design & Automation LLC.

Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer Amazon.com earlier this month issued a request for proposals to host its new, $5 billion second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. As MiBiz previously reported, local officials in West Michigan have thrown their hats into the ring in pursuing the massive economic development project. In this guest column, Adtegrity Inc. CEO Scott Brew spells out his view of why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos should consider locating the project in Grand Rapids.

Wolverine World Wide Inc. has sold the assets related to its Department of Defense contract footwear business to Morristown, Tenn.-based Original Footwear.

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