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Displaying items tagged: Michigan State University

Friday, 03 January 2020 12:20

State allocates $7 million in funds to back early-stage entrepreneurs

An assortment of state-backed capital funds and initiatives to support business startups, innovation and entrepreneurs recently earned renewal in Lansing.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 08 December 2019 16:41

Wage growth keeps pace in West Michigan

Employers across West Michigan granted pay raises this year averaging 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent, according to annual survey data.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 08 December 2019 14:59

Universities turn to public-private partnerships to fund projects, attract students

Western Michigan University plans to revamp the entire southern portion of its Kalamazoo campus in the next five years as part of a public-private partnership.


Sunday, 24 November 2019 18:52

Study highlights prevalence of physician burnout

Wanda Lipscomb considers a study that details burnout among medical professionals as a “call to action” to drive change and prevent the shortage of care providers from worsening.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 24 November 2019 13:33

Opioid education, research hits all ages in Michigan

As Michigan universities land tens of millions of dollars in opioid research funding, students at all age levels are learning lessons about the epidemic.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 22 November 2019 11:10

MSU to leverage public-private partnership for new Grand Rapids facility

Michigan State University’s new Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building builds on a uniquely West Michigan model of public-private partnerships that’s been behind some of the largest projects in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 10 November 2019 17:40

Meijer gift could boost MSU med school philanthropy

The $19.5 million contribution from Doug Meijer and the Meijer Foundation could generate “incredible” benefits for cancer research and treatment and boost philanthropy for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 10 November 2019 14:27

Partnership aims to reduce state shortage of physicians certified in addiction medicine

One of the barriers for health care providers responding to the opioid crisis in Michigan is a shortage of doctors trained in addiction medicine.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 01 November 2019 06:05

Secchias donate $5 million to MSU for Grand Rapids Research Center

GRAND RAPIDS — A $5 million gift from Peter and Joan Secchia completes Michigan State University’s $30 million capital campaign for the downtown Grand Rapids Research Center.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 25 October 2019 08:00

Meijer family donates $19.5 million for new MSU facility in downtown Grand Rapids 

Doug Meijer, the former co-chairman of Meijer Inc., and the Meijer Foundation are giving $19.5 million to Michigan State University for a new facility on the College of Human Medicine’s research campus in downtown Grand Rapids, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:04

MSU, Spectrum Health to research using existing drugs for rare diseases

A researcher at Michigan State University secured federal backing for a study to examine the potential to use existing drugs to treat so-called orphan diseases.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 11 October 2019 14:13

MSU promotes med school dean to new admin position

EAST LANSING — The dean of Michigan State University’s medical school will move into a new position where he’ll lead administration of health care academics, research and clinical care.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:00

Backed by patent protection, medical device startup gets closer to commercialization

GRAND RAPIDS — Securing patent protection boosts the chances of a startup company to land the financing needed to commercialize a physical therapy medical device that was developed at Spectrum Health.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 14 September 2019 06:30

Farmland prices show stability, despite economic concerns

Agricultural land values have remained relatively stable throughout most regions in Michigan, even though many farmers continue to face serious headwinds. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 01 September 2019 20:08

‘BACK TO THE BASICS’: Startup Cedar Run Decoy brings traditional waterfowling gear back to the market

BATTLE CREEK — Cedar Run Decoy Co. LLC aims to provide hunters with new ways to get back to the basics of waterfowling. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 01 September 2019 15:29

Momentum continues for apartment development across Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Developers of apartments in Grand Rapids are still seeing high demand for market-rate units.

Sunday, 01 September 2019 14:24

Groundwater issues in Ottawa County halt developments

In response to growing concerns about groundwater issues, Ottawa County’s Olive Township has hit pause on plans for a platted subdivision that’s been in the works for nearly a decade. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 01 September 2019 06:16

MiBiz Growth Report: September 1

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 19, 2019:

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 August 2019 12:00

Holland company lands $200k federal grant to advance energy storage technology

HOLLAND — A lakeshore company has received $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance the development of utility-scale energy storage.

Published in Energy
Friday, 23 August 2019 11:45

New fund to boost economic development in Ottawa County

ZEELAND — A new “economic catalyst” fund and advisory committee hopes to further economic growth in Ottawa County. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:05

HIGHER ED: Michigan colleges prepare students for influx of cannabis careers

As students head off to college this fall, some of them in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be blazing a trail when it comes to new fields of study: growing and testing hemp and learning how to lead a cannabis business.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:16

Michigan manufacturing leaders call for passage of North American trade deal

A chorus of manufacturing leaders and trade organizations from Michigan are urging Congress to pass a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:32

MSU innovation building gets cleanup funding from city

GRAND RAPIDS — The second phase of Michigan State University’s downtown medical innovation campus received its final approval from the city of Grand Rapids.


Friday, 21 June 2019 11:39

MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

Rail innovations unleash possibilities for manufacturing supply chains

It’s been 150 years since the “golden spike” joined the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad and drastically increased the speed of transcontinental travel. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:23

MSU names Samuel Stanley, Jr. as next president, starting Aug. 1

Samuel Stanley Jr., the president of New York-based Stony Brook University since 2009, will become Michigan State University’s next president Aug. 1.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 26 May 2019 22:55

MSU, WMU tailor new workforce training programs to fit employers’ needs

In response to employers’ calls for action, colleges and universities throughout the state are making a major shift in their workforce training programs. Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, two of the state’s largest public universities, are responding to demands from business and industry leaders by collaborating with community colleges to add more accessible, job-focused credentialing programs to their curriculums.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 26 May 2019 08:47

GVSU, MSU team up to tackle important water issues across Great Lakes region

MUSKEGON — Two of the region’s leading academic water research institutes have forged a partnership to share resources and work together on water-related issues. Earlier this spring, Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) signed a memorandum of understanding with Michigan State University’s Institute of Water Research (IWR).

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:45

MSU’s student-led VC fund offers new hands-on learning

EAST LANSING — With a new investment fund at Michigan State University, students can gain experience on either side of the venture capital industry. The Student Venture Capital Fund offers students with an idea for a business or an innovation “priceless” experience in seeking capital and pitching to prospective investors, said Jeff Wesley, the executive director of Red Cedar Ventures at MSU.

Published in Finance

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