Displaying items tagged: Michigan State University

Sunday, 08 November 2020 19:20

MSU officials see close alignment with Perrigo’s planned GR headquarters

 GRAND RAPIDS — Perrigo Co. plc’s planned North America headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids adds a major new player to the Medical Mile academic, research and health care cluster as well as a potential new partner for Michigan State University.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 08 November 2020 16:13

Farmers navigate shifting supply and demand equation

Jeff VanderWerff is one of the rare professionals whose day-to-day operations have remained virtually unchanged throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:44

Perrigo CEO sees Grand Rapids Medical Mile as potential ‘Silicon Valley of self-care’

GRAND RAPIDS — Executives at Perrigo Co. plc believe the company’s new North American headquarters will fit in neatly with the city of Grand Rapids’ burgeoning health care sector along Medical Mile. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 11 October 2020 16:41

Ag 4.0: West Michigan farmers turn to evolving technology to bolster efficiency

ALTO — A key aspect of Industry 4.0 technology is finding a way to automate processes that are repetitive, dull, dirty or even dangerous.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:05

Remain vigilant: After six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Michigan health experts warn of complacency as seasons change

As the weather cools and winter approaches, health professionals warn about complacency and encourage residents and businesses to remain vigilant in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:17

‘SO FAR APART:’ U.P. tribe’s venture into cannabis highlights tension with state as potential compact talks continue

Since the Bay Mills Indian Community announced plans in August to launch a vertically integrated cannabis business, accusations about the state’s unwillingness to work with the tribe and the state’s own relative silence highlight what tribal experts say is a complicated web of state regulation and tribal sovereignty.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:00

Growing shift to telehealth raises questions about access in rural communities

The COVID-19 pandemic created what Kelly Hirko calls a “massive shift” in health care.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 14 August 2020 12:01

Health officials: Kent Co. employee screening program helping to limit COVID spread

An employee health screening program that includes dozens of Kent County businesses is helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community and keep key statistics at a relatively low and steady rate, health experts said today.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 13 August 2020 17:02

Tribes granted permission to assert treaty rights in Line 5 tunnel case

LANSING — Four Michigan tribes have been granted permission to participate in a regulatory case involving plans to tunnel the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, giving three of them an opportunity to formally assert their treaty rights this way for the first time.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 12:21

GLIAC latest in slew of fall college sports cancellations

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) is the latest college sports league to scrap fall sports this year out of concerns over the transmission of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 06 August 2020 16:45

The Right Place leader Birgit Klohs to retire after 33 years

Birgit Klohs, the dean of economic developers in West Michigan and across the state, plans to retire after more than three decades of leading The Right Place Inc.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 August 2020 18:20

Ag sector leans on AI tools to better inform crop, nutrient decision making

When 2012 brought a drought to the state, it had corn growers feeling a bit skittish about their yield potential, which caused corn prices to peak.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:23

Treaty rights at center of tribal opposition to Line 5 pipeline, tunnel

An oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac would not only be an environmental disaster, but also it would threaten the economic livelihoods of tribes who fish the area while devastating a vital cultural site.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 July 2020 12:04

MSU flexes collaborative strategy developed in West Michigan to forge new partnerships

potential partnership with Henry Ford Health System could follow a similar playbook that Michigan State University wrote over the last decade in building up a medical education and research hub in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 05 July 2020 16:39

Small businesses in the food system ‘maintaining’ as COVID-19 fallout continues

For a sector with already thin margins, restaurants and other small food businesses are just looking to stay above water as pandemic restrictions slowly lift.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:44

VNN Inc. co-founder steps down from VC-backed startup after ‘passions changed’

Ryan Vaughn can count many accomplishments over the last decade after co-founding and scaling VNN Inc., originally known as Varsity News Network. 

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 25 May 2020 14:48

Manufacturers tap into new vendors to meet safety protocols in wake of COVID-19

People line up early at manufacturing plants to have their temperature taken by registered nurses who were laid off from hospitals in the chaos of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 25 May 2020 14:44

Workplace health screenings become the norm as state moves to next phases of reopening

The coronavirus pandemic never shut down D&M Metal Products Co. in Comstock Park, but it did change the way employees arrive at work.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:20

Higher ed leaders plan for fall, respond to budget setbacks

Leaders at public universities, community colleges and private schools across Michigan are getting a clearer picture of their budget shortfalls resulting from COVID-19, but uncertainty still clouds enrollment prospects and future in-person learning.

Published in Talent
Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:27

Lakeshore clean energy firm secures $250K accelerator grant

HOLLAND — Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC has received $250,000 to further advance its utility-scale energy storage solutions.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:32

Kent County initiative to compile health screening data from employers

GRAND RAPIDS — A public-private partnership launched this week aims to compile health screening data from hundreds of Kent County companies in an effort to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 10 May 2020 12:15

MiBiz Growth Report: May 10, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for May 10, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:44

Preparing for the surge: Hospitals look to add beds, meet staffing challenge in COVID pandemic

A line in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s emergency state filing to temporarily add 300 beds epitomizes the main challenge for boosting capacity for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 09 April 2020 12:35

Study: Economic impact of Michigan recreational marijuana could reach $7.8B

Michigan’s recreational marijuana industry could spur a total economic impact of more than $7.8 billion and result in 13,500 direct jobs, according to a Michigan State University study.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 05:05

MSU works to get med school, nursing program graduates to hospitals early

Michigan State University wants to get medical and nursing students who are ready to graduate into the field early to contribute to the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 March 2020 19:00

State, federal policymakers take action to keep businesses and workers afloat

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and federal lawmakers have taken a variety of steps to help businesses and employees navigate the short-term harm posed by the coronavirus. 

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 27 March 2020 05:02

MSU, The Right Place form task force to connect manufacturers to hospitals in need

GRAND RAPIDS — As the coronavirus pandemic spread to Michigan, Norman Beauchamp saw a need and an opportunity to coordinate manufacturers locally to supply equipment and supplies to hospitals expecting a surge in patients.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 13 March 2020 05:05

Higher ed transitions to online courses amid coronavirus pandemic

Colleges and universities from coast to coast are moving rapidly to close campuses and transition to virtual classrooms in lieu of face-to-face meetings as the spread of COVID-19 has transformed into a global pandemic. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 01 March 2020 17:50

Specialty medical practice pursues selective growth strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — Two years after forming a specialty medical practice to prevent leg amputations via a procedure he developed, Dr. Jihad Mustapha is ready to begin growing the care model well beyond West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 02 February 2020 16:20

‘A NEW NORMAL’: Declining sportsmen’s dollars upend funding model for nature conservation, outdoor recreation

Michigan’s outdoor recreation industry of today looks much differently than it did a generation ago. 

Published in Economic Development

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