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Affiliating with the University of Michigan Health System would give Metro Health scale and the access to expertise and capital needed for breaking out of the shadows of its larger competitors in Grand Rapids.

Third Coast Development LLC continues to invest in projects along Michigan Street to the east of downtown Grand Rapids.

Months after initiating a deal with Windquest Group, the family investment office for Dick and Betsy DeVos, Holland-based Coppercraft Distillery LLC has expanded with a tasting room in Saugatuck.

Oral health care manufacturer Ranir LLC has acquired the building where it’s been a tenant for more than 20 years.

eAgile Inc., a manufacturer of radio frequency identification technology (RFID), has partnered with Heinlein Plastik-Technik GmbH of Germany.

Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health is the newest member of a statewide coalition of clinically-integrated health systems.

The Alliance for Economic Success, an economic development organization in Manistee County, recently added new members from Benzie County to its board of directors.

Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A Inc. appears to have plans for a store at 2183 East Beltline Ave., just north of Knapp Street NE.

Third Coast Development LLC’s plans to construct additional apartments and retail along the burgeoning Michigan Street corridor took a step forward today.

Two Grand Rapids care providers have rolled out new initiatives that further expand telehealth offerings.

The last major vacant building in the core of downtown Grand Rapids will remain empty, at least for the foreseeable future.

Trillium Ventures MSV LLC, a Grand Rapids-based multi-family investment and property management firm, has acquired a Portage apartment complex.

Rx Optical Laboratories Inc. broke ground this week on a $6 million expansion of its corporate headquarters in Kalamazoo.

Despite soft sales in the beginning of its first quarter, Herman Miller Inc. reported modest sales growth over the previous year, driven primarily by an improving North American market.

Declining order volumes hampered revenues for office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. in its second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 26, 2016.

Mercy Health Muskegon broke ground today on a $271 million medical center that will consolidate inpatient care at a single campus.

One of Grand Rapids’ newest breweries will open on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College this academic year.

Grand Valley State University has received a $332,640 federal grant to train nurse practitioners to work in rural communities in Michigan.

Borgess Medical Center and its sister hospitals in Michigan are rebranding under a move by parent company Ascension Health to create a common brand identity.

Core Realty Holdings LLC, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based investment group, has acquired five nearly-full industrial properties around West Michigan.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 19, 2016.

• M&A: Zeeland-based BiaCare Corp., a manufacturer of compression garments and bandages, was acquired by SIGVARIS Group, a Swiss maker of medical compression textiles. BiaCare was founded 12 years ago and employs 22 people in Zeeland, according to a statement. The company developed a range of compression products with velcro wraps to treat lymphedema, lipedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIGVARIS pursued the acquisition as part of its international growth strategy for medically complex compression applications, calling BiaCare “a pioneering leader” in the segment. For BiaCare, the deal “significantly increases our ability to provide physicians and therapists the compression solutions they need,” according to President Keith Hoffman. 

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has put out a call for more responses to its 2016 VoiceGR survey.

Software development training company Grand Circus LLC will begin offering its “coding bootcamp” next month in West Michigan.

With more limited resources compared to for-profit businesses but an equal need for talent, nonprofits must turn to other incentives for attracting and retaining qualified, passionate people.

Reda Jaber could have gone in a few directions after graduating in 2014 from the University of Michigan with a trio of graduate degrees.

Employers plan to stick with moderate pay raises for workers next year and at the same time put more emphasis on one-time payouts and merit bonuses.

Metro Health would become part of the University of Michigan Health System by year’s end under a definitive agreement announced today.

When Bill Welter was searching for a location to start a distillery in 2010, he chose a site in Three Oaks, Mich. over his home state of Indiana.

GRAND RAPIDS — Two teams of nonprofits in Grand Rapids this year received grants from national organizations focused on racial disparity in health outcomes.

GRAND RAPIDS — A strong marketplace combined with recent consolidation involving community banks lured Level One Bank from its base in suburban Detroit to the Grand Rapids market.

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