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Displaying items tagged: Lakeshore Advantage

Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:46

TRIAL BY FIRE: SBA races to provide relief to small businesses, but some hiccups remain

The sheer volume of small businesses that have sought federal relief loans illustrates the depth and scope of the economic pain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Small Business
Friday, 27 March 2020 17:09

Stimulus law directs $350B in support for small biz

The historic $2 trillion federal economic stimulus bill signed into law Friday contains $350 billion in loans for small businesses that could transition into grants.

Published in Small Business
Friday, 27 March 2020 13:15

Applications now open for Michigan small business grants, loans

Michigan’s loan and grant program for small businesses affected by the coronavirus is now accepting applications, state officials announced today.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:16

Links for guidance and advice for employers coping with the coronavirus pandemic

Business organizations are offering plenty of advice and information to employers about the coronavirus pandemic and how to manage through the crisis.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:45

Opportunity Zones attract affordable housing developers

GRAND RAPIDS — Developers behind two affordable housing developments in Grand Rapids credit their locations within Opportunity Zones for helping make the projects feasible. 

Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:30

Economic, community development officials call for action to raise wages

significant and expanding group of people in Michigan are working but still not bringing home a paycheck big enough to cover their basic expenses. 

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 01 March 2020 10:06

MiBiz growth report: March 1, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for March 1, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 February 2020 16:00

Ottawa County approaches parks system through economic development lens

few years ago, Jennifer Owens floated a “crazy idea” to the Ottawa County Parks Department. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 January 2020 14:44

JR Automation positions for future with sale to Hitachi

In the past decade, West Michigan has evolved as a hub for automation alongside — and perhaps powered by — JR Automation Technologies LLC. 

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 17 January 2020 12:15

Perrigo plans $13.6 million expansion in Holland Township

HOLLAND TWP. — Allegan-based Perrigo Co. plc is investing $13.6 million to expand its existing location in Holland Township.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 13 October 2019 16:00

Lakeshore Advantage examines proactive industrial development

ZEELAND — The $70,000 grant Lakeshore Advantage Corp. received this summer will go toward examining one potential solution to a problem resulting from the economic vitality of Ottawa and Allegan counties: a lack of suitable available land for industrial development.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 13:31

Big Dutchman, Tric Tool, Herman Miller to expand in Holland area

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP — A trio of industrial companies are planning expansions on the lakeshore in Holland Charter Township. 

Published in Manufacturing

Saturday, 28 September 2019 11:05

Growth Report: Sept. 28,2019

Growth report for Sept. 28, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:35

ITB Packaging plans $3.5 million expansion

HOLLAND — ITB Packaging LLC plans to expand locally with a $3.5 million capital investment and the expected creation of at least 65 new jobs over the next five years.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:41

Plascore undergoing $6M expansion in Zeeland

ZEELAND — Plascore Inc., a manufacturer of lightweight composite products, is investing nearly $6 million to expand its footprint in Zeeland.


Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:23

DeWys Manufacturing to invest $6.9 million in Ottawa County expansion, create 41 jobs

MARNE – Metal fabricator DeWys Manufacturing Inc. will invest nearly $7 million over three years in a 30,000-square-foot expansion to its existing facility in Wright Township.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:46

ROUND THREE: Varnum continues program to help startups access free legal help

GRAND RAPIDS — More than seven years, $2 million and 500 companies later, Varnum LLP signed on for a third round of providing free legal services to help new companies get off the ground. The Grand Rapids-based law firm will give away another $1 million in legal services through the MiSpringboard program that launched in 2011 under a push by then-Gov. Rick Snyder to support entrepreneurism as Michigan’s economy began recovering from the Great Recession.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:27

Ottawa County manufacturers plan $25 million in expansions

Two Ottawa County manufacturers announced major growth projects this week that are expected to generate $25 million in private investment and create more than new 140 jobs.

Published in Manufacturing

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:16

Subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer to invest $2 million into Holland HQ

A subsidiary of a China-based manufacturer of electromechanical actuators plans to invest $2 million into a new headquarters facility on the lakeshore.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 09 December 2018 15:35

MiBiz Growth Report: Dec. 10, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Dec. 10, 2018.

Published in Articles
Friday, 16 November 2018 13:23

With pending $13.2 billion deal, JCI to fully exit West Michigan auto supplier operations

HOLLAND — Johnson Controls International plc would exit its last remaining automotive industry manufacturing operations in West Michigan if it completes a transaction announced this week.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:51

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 1, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 1, 2018.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 28 September 2018 20:03

Growing Up: Food processors play ‘significant role’ in West Michigan economy

West Michigan’s growing food processing industry continues to develop, spurred on by the region’s strong agricultural supply chain, access to water and sufficient infrastructure capacity.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 22 July 2018 16:55

MiBiz Growth Report: July 23, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 23, 2018.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

ROUNDTABLE: Economic developers, economists push ‘culture shift’ for Michigan

New issues have become top of mind for West Michigan economic developers and economists.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:36

Entrepreneurial support takes different routes across West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS –– Partners in West Michigan’s startup ecosystem continue to explore how best to allocate resources to the region’s entrepreneurs.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:19

Lakeshore group seeks to bolster housing with new tools, grants

HOLLAND — Faced with a shortage of housing for people at various income levels, community leaders in Michigan’s fastest-growing county are exploring new ways to develop residential units.


Sunday, 17 September 2017 20:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept 18, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept 18, 2017:

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:13

Primed for investment: New study benchmarks VC activity in West Michigan

The number of venture capital-backed startup companies based in West Michigan grew 20 percent over the last three years.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 02 April 2017 16:03

Excess milk supply drives dairy production in West Michigan

COOPERSVILLE — A glut in raw milk production throughout the state is driving substantial agribusiness growth in West Michigan as area processing companies struggle to keep up.

Published in Breaking News

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