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A West Michigan information technology firm specializing in cyber security, network infrastructure and other services plans to upgrade its facility in Kentwood.

Data Strategy LLC announced this month it would open a sales and engineering office in Atlanta to serves as the firm’s southeastern hub.

The second-generation of the Walcott and Laning families has acquired 50 percent of Premier Freight Management Corp. of Holland.

Metro Health Hospital says it secured a $1 million settlement against the former head of the Metro Health Foundation.

Custom Profile Inc. has acquired the plastic extrusion business from Wisconsin-based Bemis Manufacturing Company.

Four of the top five investments by venture capital firms in the state went to West Michigan companies in the third quarter.

The Grand Rapids chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA) held its annual Honor Awards Gala last night. Twenty entries were submitted this year, in categories such as: individual buildings, interior architecture and small commercial design. That’s fewer entries than a year ago, but it isn’t a bad thing, according to Thom Danckaert, Grand Rapids AIA board president and lead design architect at Grand Rapids-based Progressive AE.

DP Fox Ventures LLC, the family office of Dan and Pamella DeVos, today announced its acquisition of the Edge Ice Arena in Holland.

Royal Technologies Corporation will invest $33.7 million to construct a new facility in Jamestown Charter Township.

Metal Mechanics Inc. will add seven jobs as part of a $1.25 million investment in Schoolcraft, according to a statement.

Zeeland Farm Services Inc. plans to invest $130 million into a new soybean processing facility in Ithaca, 45 miles north of Lansing.

CWD Real Estate Investment Inc.’s purchase of the Fifth Third Bancorp. campus in downtown Grand Rapids is a done deal.

Kalamazoo Sanitary Supply Inc. (KSS Enterprises) this week announced the completion of its expanded headquarters facility on the south side of Kalamazoo.

Newly-awarded federal funds will help Western Michigan University (WMU) move forward with the second phase of its high-tech business park.

Executives answering the latest survey by Business Leaders for Michigan expect both the state and U.S. economies to grow at a slower pace through 2017.

Tigmaster Company, a Baroda-based provider of laser cutting, water jet, welding and other services, plans to invest nearly $200,000 into facility expansion project.

A manufacturer of a variety of oral care products has closed a deal with Toronto-based BrushPoint.

Here’s the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 3, 2016: 

• M&A: Glenmoor Village, a Battle Creek-based manufactured home community, has been acquired by Chicago-based Zeman Homes Inc., according to a statement. Zeman, one of the largest private operators of manufactured home communities, now has seven properties in Michigan, plus sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois and Indiana. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Glenmoor opened in 2002, according to a report in the Battle Creek Enquirer

Chris Mason and his partners wanted to use a local lender when they sought a loan to start their business in Stevensville, just north of the Indiana border in Berrien County. 

major player in Big Agriculture is poised to expand its influence in the industry.

KALAMAZOO — Of the hundreds of nonprofits in the Kalamazoo area, most of them have tapped into the services offered by ONEplace at one time or another.

Eight years after voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Michigan lawmakers have agreed to a regulatory framework for the commercial growing and selling of marijuana to qualified patients.

The restoration of an angel tax credit in Michigan looks doubtful before the present legislative term expires at the end of the year.

Metro Health’s probable link with the University of Michigan Health System comes a little more than a year after a joint venture collapsed with one of the largest operators of hospitals in America.

KALAMAZOO — The rebranding of Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo follows a move by parent company Ascension Health to create a single brand identity for all of its hospitals and care centers.

As the 2016 version of ArtPrize enters its final week, it might seem like local artists are living in a golden age. 

GRANT — When Porous Pave Inc. began in 2008, the manufacturer of permeable paving technology had trouble tapping into the commercial market. 

BATTLE CREEK — Concerns over national security could spark wider access to a $100 billion industry for West Michigan manufacturers.

ZEELAND — In a new lawsuit, a West Michigan office furniture manufacturer accuses a Canadian company of producing and selling knock offs of one of the industry’s iconic designs. 

To help make Michigan more attractive for large-scale real estate developments, lawmakers want to give developers new options to help fund their projects.

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