MiBiz Growth Report: August 1, 2021
Here is the MiBiz growth report for August 1, 2021.
Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence receives ‘transformational’ $400M donation
KALAMAZOO — City officials announced today that the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence has received an anonymous $400 million donation to support the nonprofit’s mission to continue providing key city services without increasing local taxes.
Indiana RV manufacturer chooses St. Joseph County for $35.9M expansion
LANSING — State and local officials announced a series of grants and tax incentives for a major Indiana-based recreational vehicle manufacturer to expand in St. Joseph County.
Kalamazoo Wings to launch new hockey affiliation with Columbus Blue Jackets
KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Wings have finalized an affiliation partnership for the upcoming season with the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets and their American Hockey League partner, the Cleveland Monsters.
MiBiz Growth Report: July 19, 2021
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 19, 2021.
$10M grant to support new statewide apprenticeship program
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has received a $10 million federal grant that will go toward an apprenticeship program for more than 1,640 workers.
SpartanNash to open Caledonia Micro-Fulfillment Center for online grocery shopping
BYRON CENTER — Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Co. has announced a new “Micro-Fulfillment Center” that will assemble online grocery orders to be shipped to local grocery stores or homes.
MiBiz Growth Report: July 4, 2021
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Michigan rolls out $5M sweepstakes for vaccinated adults
Michigan is the latest state to offer a lottery-style incentive for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine under a new partnership with Meijer Inc. and the Michigan Association of United Ways.
Grand Rapids airport breaks ground on new $7.7M operations center
GRAND RAPIDS — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport broke ground today on a $7.7 million operations center meant to serve as a “lifeline” by streamlining day-to-day operations and providing support in emergencies.
Gun Lake Casino renames 20 Monroe Live to GLC Live at 20 Monroe
GRAND RAPIDS — Downtown Grand Rapids venue 20 Monroe Live has been renamed to GLC Live at 20 Monroe after Gun Lake Casino became the new name-in-title sponsor.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 20, 2021
Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for June 20, 2021.
State to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on June 22
Michigan residents will no longer have to contend with COVID-19 gathering and masking restrictions beginning next week.
Bobcat Bonnie’s restaurant coming to Grand Rapids’ Breton Village in fall 2021
GRAND RAPIDS — Detroit-based Bobcat Bonnie’s restaurant is planning to open its first West Michigan location at the former Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar in Breton Village.
Midwest Fastener investing $10.8M in Portage HQ expansion, Decatur operations
PORTAGE — Midwest Fastener Corp. plans to create up to 90 jobs as part of a $10.8 million investment to expand its headquarters and distribution center in Portage and operations in Decatur.
Organizations, residents set to occupy newly constructed Warner Building in downtown Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO — Prominent businesses and community organizations will soon move into the newly constructed mixed-use Warner Building in downtown Kalamazoo.
Walker pallet recycler to acquire Ohio packaging solutions provider
WALKER — Pallet recycler Kamps Inc. announced this week that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to buy an Ohio packaging solutions provider and its subsidiaries.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts receives $65,000 grant for temporary exhibition
KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts recently received a $65,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of a nationwide initiative.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2021
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MiBiz Growth Report: May 24, 2021
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Zeigler Automotive Group acquires Northwest Indiana dealership
KALAMAZOO — Zeigler Automotive Group has added a new brand to its portfolio after announcing the purchase of a new location in Northwest Indiana.
Mel Trotter Ministries raises $9.8 million so far in capital campaign
GRAND RAPIDS — Faith-based homeless shelter Mel Trotter Ministries has raised $9.8 million so far as part of a nearly $15 million capital campaign to upgrade and expand housing resources and bolster its workforce development program.
Baker College lands $25M grant for virtual innovation center, extended reality technologies
OWOSSO — A $25 million grant from a California-based augmented and virtual reality solutions provider will allow Baker College to use the advanced technology across all six of its Michigan campuses and other learning centers.
Amway, Van Andel foundation contribute to India COVID-19 relief efforts
Amway Corp. and the David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation last week announced a total of $750,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India, where the country is seeing its worst surge yet overtake its health system.
MiBiz Growth Report: May 9, 2021
Here's the MiBiz growth report for May 9, 2021.
Molding Solutions completes acquisition of Norton Shores plastics molder
NORTON SHORES — Seabrook Plastics Inc., a molder of plastic parts primarily for the automotive and defense industries, recently finalized the sale of its company to a fellow lakeshore-based plastic parts manufacturer.
MiBiz Growth Report: April 25, 2021
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 25, 2021.
Consumers Energy plans to ramp up electric vehicle fast-charging stations
JACKSON — Consumers Energy plans to help ramp up the number of fast-charging electric vehicle stations across the Lower Peninsula in the coming years to ensure EV drivers can travel longer distances while maintaining access to charging equipment.
Michigan sports betting gets March Madness boost
Internet gaming and online sports betting receipts each increased nearly 20 percent in March over the previous month, continuing steady growth for Michigan’s sector that launched in January.
MiBiz Growth Report: April 11, 2021
This is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 11, 2021.