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Whitmer vows to protect preventative care access after Texas court ruling
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking state regulators to protect health insurance coverage for preventative services under the Affordable Care Act.
Inventory tech and $3 million power SxanPro health care startup
GRAND RAPIDS — Three years ago, Ashlea Souffrou saw an opportunity to develop a barcode scanning app that manages hospital surplus inventory, and she seized it. The result was SxanPro, a company that’s been profitable from day one.
$120 million state grant for Ford project megasite in Marshall approved
State economic officials approved Tuesday a $120.3 million grant for site readiness at a megasite in Marshall, where Ford Motor Co. is building a $3.5 billion battery factory.
Ford factory subsidies, at $690,000 per job, tally up to much more than other deals
LANSING — Michigan notched a win with Ford Motor Co’'s decision to build a $3.5 billion, 2,500-job electric vehicle battery factory in Marshall.
Gotion floats bigger battery plant plan as it awaits approvals
Gotion Inc.’s multibillion-dollar electric vehicle battery factory proposal near Big Rapids has swelled by 1 million square feet and 200-300 additional jobs despite lingering uncertainty that the project will even happen.
Doug and Maria DeVos buy majority stake in boat dealership of which they’re longtime patrons
After years frequenting the boat dealership Action Water Sports, Doug and Maria DeVos are now its majority owners.
Michigan Legislature votes to prohibit LGBTQ discrimination
LANSING — The Michigan House on Wednesday approved bills to add protections for LGBTQ people to the state’s civil rights law, capping a decades-long legislative effort to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, public services and housing.
Most Michigan retailers’ sales fall in January amid strong signs for spring
In what is typically a slow month for retailers, a significant number of merchants saw a decrease in sales to start the year.
Michigan wants $750 million to prep site for Ford EV battery plant on top of $1 billion incentives deal
LANSING — Michigan economic development officials on Wednesday asked lawmakers to allot $750 million to buy land, upgrade infrastructure and do other work in support of Ford Motor Co.’s new $3.5 billion, 2,500-job electric vehicle battery factory in Marshall, bringing total state incentives for the project to nearly $1.8 billion.
Office furniture dealers see an unlikely resurgence
It’s been nearly three years since the COVID-19 pandemic upended office markets around the country, including in Michigan.
Developers pitch ambitious 375-unit housing project at former WWII parachute factory
GRAND RAPIDS — A group of metro Detroit developers is eyeing a massive West Michigan industrial site that has for years resisted new construction.
Small business group pushes changes to ‘retirement tax’ bills
LANSING — A business group on Monday requested changes to fast-tracked bills that would reverse Michigan’s “retirement tax,” proposing revisions its leader said would narrow disparities in how different seniors would be taxed under the legislation.
Michigan’s chief mobility officer to step down — for a year of travel
The state's first chief mobility officer is on the move.
Crain Communications acquires MiBiz, details Grand Rapids market strategy
GRAND RAPIDS — Regional business publication MiBiz will join the growing portfolio of Detroit-based Crain Communications Inc. under a new deal announced today.