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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:18

State receives $17.8M federal grant for workforce training program

The state of Michigan plans to use nearly $18 million granted by the U.S. Department of Education to help job seekers make a smoother transition from education and training to the workforce.

Monday, 19 October 2020 13:43

Van’s Pattern Corp. acquired by Southwest Michigan manufacturer

GRAND RAPIDS — A family-owned Grand Rapids manufacturer with 60 years of experience in polystyrene patterns and prototypes is changing ownership.

Friday, 16 October 2020 13:38

Top Whitmer economic official to lead Business Leaders for Michigan

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio is resigning his government position to take the helm at Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable.

Sunday, 11 October 2020 09:08

MiBiz Growth Report: October 11, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 11, 2020.

Sunday, 27 September 2020 08:55

MiBiz Growth Report: September 27, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for September 27, 2020.

Thursday, 08 October 2020 16:31

Meritage reports Q3, year-to-date sales growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite the uncertainty that has accompanied 2020, Grand Rapids-based franchise operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. reported an increase in sales for both the third quarter and the nine months that ended Sept. 27.

Thursday, 08 October 2020 16:22

Kent County Administrator Wayman Britt to retire in July 2021

GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County Administrator Wayman Britt has announced he is retiring in July 2021. 

Thursday, 08 October 2020 11:50

Southwest Michigan counties to benefit from rural broadband internet grants

The state has awarded $12.7 million in grants for projects to improve rural broadband internet access.

Tuesday, 06 October 2020 16:13

Hart & Cooley sold to global PE firm, will maintain Grand Rapids-area headquarters

A Grand Rapids-area manufacturer of air distribution products for both residential and commercial HVAC clients has changed ownership.

Tuesday, 06 October 2020 14:07

DeWys Manufacturing acquires Grand Haven metal fabricator

MARNE — Citing common values, philosophies and capabilities, DeWys Manufacturing Inc. of Marne announced that it has acquired Grand Haven-based metal fabricator ReFab LLC.

Monday, 05 October 2020 12:06

UFP Industries acquires North Carolina wood preservation developer

GRAND RAPIDS — Wood products company UFP Industries Inc. recently announced the acquisition of a business that specializes in developing and testing high-performance chemicals for wood preservation.

Thursday, 01 October 2020 15:58

Norton Shores coffee producer to expand reach with Molson Coors distribution deal

Products that leave the La Colombe Coffee Roasters production facility in Muskegon will now reach farther across the U.S. after a recent distribution deal.

Thursday, 01 October 2020 10:39

Sports betting set to launch at Gun Lake Casino

WAYLAND — Sports betting will kick off at Gun Lake Casino on Saturday with the formal launch of the Wayland-based casino’s new Stage 131 Sportsbook and Lounge.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:11

Holland-based TES America to acquire assets from 3M

HOLLAND — TES America LLC, which has developed touch solutions for kiosk integrators across a variety of sectors, plans to add to its portfolio after acquiring assets from 3M subsidiary 3M Touch Systems. 

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:42

State COVID-19 relief grants reach thousands of West Michigan small businesses

Thousands of small businesses across West and Southwest Michigan have received grant funding from a state COVID-19 relief program.

Thursday, 24 September 2020 16:18

Kent County offers $5 million in grants to businesses that remain closed because of pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS — Some financial relief could be on the way for Kent County businesses that have been forced to shut down because of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders.

Thursday, 24 September 2020 15:42

Tribe unveils sports book at Traverse City-area casinos

Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos has unveiled its new sports book, which will operate out of Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel near Traverse City and also feature a satellite location at Leelanau Sands Casino.

Sunday, 13 October 2019 21:00

Startups move indoors in race to find future farming solutions

Traditional, outdoor agriculture is profoundly dependent on climate, but high-tech indoor farms that grow premium, hyper-local produce for consumers year round may be commercially viable in the future.

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