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KC Conway is part of a contingent that wants to rebrand the so-called “Rust Belt” into the “Trust Belt.” Part of that initiative includes convincing the Federal Reserve to combine the Great Lakes and Plains regions of the country into one, which he says would have large economic benefits for a part of the United States often considered flyover country.

A deal with McLaren Health Care fills the final gap in the map for Priority Health’s care network across the Lower Peninsula.

Macatawa Bank Corp. grew earnings during the fourth quarter and all of 2016.

Whirlpool Corp. ended the fourth quarter of 2016 with earnings on par with the previous year.

Despite single-digit sales growth, Gentex Corp. reported flat earnings to end 2016.

The nonprofit community has a unique opportunity to engage individuals from both sides of the political aisle in meaningful conversations to find common ground. That was a key theme during a panel discussion as part of the 2017 MiBiz Best Managed Nonprofits Awards, held on Tuesday at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids.

With tax credits awarded, the development of three new affordable housing projects in the area should move forward.

Independent Bank Corp. today reported higher earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 2016.

Delta Industrial Valves Inc. will close its facility in Niles by the end of June.

ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. ended 2016 with a second straight quarter of record earnings.

Chemical Financial Corp. posted significantly higher earnings for the final three months of 2016, driven by the $1.7 billion acquisition of Talmer Bancorp Inc. that closed in late summer.

The Orlando, Fla.-based PlanSource, a provider of cloud-based benefits and human resources software, has acquired Next Generation Enrollment in Ada.

Art Van Furniture Inc. has announced its intention to sell to a private equity firm.

The largest sale of a medical office building in Michigan since 2014 is now a done deal.

A long vacant and blighted building in Cereal City’s downtown could soon see new activity. Battle Creek’s city commission on Tuesday approved a $570,000 loan for a subsidiary of Grand Rapids-based development firm 616 Lofts LLC to assist the company with cleanup efforts at the 19-story Heritage Tower at 25 West Michigan Ave., according to a report from the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Amanda Winn had just graduated from the University of Michigan and was undergoing treatment for stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she thought of an idea to help other people in similar situations. 

Some might say Mike Goorhouse’s résumé reads like a dream. 

Cities with professional sports teams have an edge when trying to attract prospective visitors, but Grand Rapids continues to compete successfully without this added advantage.

Private developers say that working with numerous partners on a real estate project can often lead to complications. 

Growing the region’s economy through sports-focused tourism has paid off for the West Michigan Sports Commission despite the less-than-perfect timing.

Providing opportunities for youth in the urban core and helping under-employed adults to make economic and social progress has driven national acclaim for the West Michigan Center for the Arts and Technology.

By the end of Blandford Nature Center’s $10.3 million capital campaign, the nonprofit will have tripled its capacity over the last three years.

In five years, The First Tee of West Michigan has grown from a $35,000 seed grant to a successful nonprofit with a budget just under $1 million. 

As a business owner and housing advocate in the Heartside neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Tami VandenBerg was devastated to see so many people there still living on the streets. 

Jobseekers in Michigan may want to consider careers in the nonprofit sector.

West Michigan’s cost advantages for health care services may be eroding.

HOLLAND — While many producers of advanced electrical systems have their sights set on electric vehicles, one West Michigan manufacturer is pursuing a more underserved sector.

The next two years are shaping up to be a busy time for tool and die makers in West Michigan and beyond.

MIDDLEVILLE — Backed by a new investment, Middleville Tool & Die Co. wants to ramp up its manufacturing capabilities that will pull it further away from its legacy business.

The 2,000-plus cyclers who will pedal through West Michigan this June for the Gran Fondo event will do more than just get in a day’s ride. 

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