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Jackson-based Consumers Energy remains in discussions with the Michigan Public Service Commission over its plan to end an agreement to buy electricity from the Palisades nuclear plant in Van Buren County.

GRAND RAPIDS — Stakeholders from around Michigan say they’re impressed with the results the Grand Rapids Economic Development department cited in a recent report detailing the performance of various project incentives.

PLAINWELL — Jim Turley remembers the call he received late one September night in 2014 as a moment that “altered our life.” 

Following through with campaign promises, the Trump administration has set its sights on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Despite entering a period of plateauing vehicle sales, West Michigan car dealers remain optimistic even as they wrestle with consolidation and the need to upgrade their facilities.

As the automotive industry pursues cutting-edge technological breakthroughs in autonomous driving and vehicle electrification, West Michigan suppliers must ensure they’re not left behind. 

LANSING — A group of Lansing-area investors wants to provide seed capital to one new company annually that’s just getting off the ground.

GRAND RAPIDS — Blandford Nature Center has collaborated with local partners on a transformational land deal that could help reshape a neighborhood on the west side of Grand Rapids. 

Rumblings that the Trump administration plans to end the National Endowment for the Arts is cause for concern among many leaders at West Michigan cultural arts nonprofits. 

A West Michigan manufacturer of kayaks, paddleboards and other watercraft has sold to a Florida-based private equity firm.

LorAnn Oils Inc., a Lansing-based manufacturer and distributor of premium flavorings and oils, plans to invest $1.5 million to expand in Lansing.

The Maryland-based Inovalon Inc. plans to close a Lansing call center this spring.

Greg Loomis plans to retire at the end of June as president of Mercy Health Muskegon.

Anchored primarily by growth in manufacturing and services, Michigan continues to outpace other nearby Great Lakes states.

The Pioneer Group, a Big Rapids-based publisher of newspapers and an operator of a digital marketing services business, has sold after four generations of family ownership.

El Barrio Mexican Grill, a fixture of the Medical Mile dining scene for the last several years, has closed.

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.

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