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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.

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley Health Corp.’s decision to get out of the HMO business follows continued losses and years of dwindling membership, combined with pressures brought on by the federal Affordable Care Act.

GRAND RAPIDS — The planned opening of two Florida centers this fall will mark the first steps in a national growth strategy for Grand Rapids-based Neurocore LLC in the years ahead.

Despite ongoing concerns about a talent gap, employment in West Michigan’s construction industry continues to rise. 

The possibility of unattended driving, courtesy of Google or Apple, seems like a futuristic luxury, something out of a Dick Tracy cartoon in the memories of Baby Boomers. And yet, automakers are citing timelines that put it right around the corner. 

NILES — One Southwest Michigan supplier of industrial coatings aims to double the size of its organization through a new expansion project.

As automakers have invested in high-profile technologies and lightweighting, they’ve also started to pay more attention to the place in their vehicles where drivers spend the most time: the interiors. 

FRUITPORT — A connection Chris Witham made five years ago at a trade show in Anaheim, Calif. culminated in a major investment that will position Motion Dynamics Corp. for growth in the medical device industry.

Twelve Michigan food processing and agriculture companies will travel to Shanghai and Shenzhen, China next month on a trade mission with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

GRAND RAPIDS — Software development firm Blue Medora LLC raised nearly $7.5 million in capital in what one expert calls a “tough” but “good” environment for companies seeking investors.

Anew ruling aimed at giving more salaried workers access to overtime pay may have negative consequences for West Michigan companies and could ultimately end up hurting workers, despite the best of intentions. 

As Jackson-based Consumers Energy looks to build a statewide electric vehicle charging network, other companies in the sector have raised concerns about maintaining competition in the marketplace, both for vendors and drivers.

Air-Way Manufacturing, a manufacturer of hydraulic fittings, has established a 20,000-square-foot office facility in North Carolina to support its subsidiary Hydra-Flex Inc.

Virginia-based Ferguson Waterworks has acquired Jackson-based Michigan Pipe and Valve’s Kalamazoo location.

Johnson Technology Inc., a subsidiary of GE Aviation, plans to invest more than $14 million in converting an existing warehouse into a manufacturing facility for nozzles and shrouds for commercial and military jet engines.

A new bill proposed in the Michigan Legislature could more than triple the state’s excise tax on beer.

Nonprofit education organization West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) today announced a plan to move its headquarters to the emerging Bridge Street corridor.

With e-commerce sales on the rise, Mindscape hopes that a newly launched training and consulting division can help clients navigate the increasingly complex world of digital marketing.

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has entered a strategic partnership with Sistemi Meccanici Industriali, of Udine, Italy.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Manistee County Community Foundation (MCCF) this year increased its unrestricted endowment by $1 million and is now aiming for $2 million.

In naming its Excellence In Construction Awards winners yesterday, the West Michigan chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) offered a glimpse at some finished products within the region’s expanding construction industry.

BiaCare Corp., a Zeeland-based manufacturer of compression garments and bandages, was acquired by SIGVARIS Group, a Swiss maker of medical compression textiles.

The Gilmore Collection, owners and operators of restaurant facilities like The B.O.B., today unveiled details for the under construction music venue in downtown Grand Rapids.

Medical device supplier Motion Dynamics Corp. has received a major capital investment from a Los Angeles-based private equity firm to support growth.

A 21,000-square-foot shopping center in southern Kent County has new owners.

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