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Displaying items tagged: University of Michigan

Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:55

Time to Act? Advisers tell clients to accelerate transaction timelines to take advantage of strong valuations

Mergers and acquisition activity remained strong in West Michigan through the third quarter, as many sellers opted to go to market while they can still get a good price for their businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 28 September 2018 20:32

GR officials plan ahead for emergence of e-scooters

Dockless electric scooters could soon become available on the streets in Michigan’s second-largest city.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:39

Michigan’s research universities pump $18.7 billion into state economy

The big three research universities in Michigan generated nearly $18.7 billion in economic impact across the state, an amount that grew 46 percent over 11 years even as public funding for higher education waned.

Published in Breaking News

Saturday, 09 June 2018 15:32

Health of Michigan’s economy depends on auto sales, NAFTA renegotiation

Comerica Inc. Chief Economist Robert Dye sees Michigan’s economy performing in the second half of 2018 much as it has in the first half, with continued growth but at a decidedly slower rate than in past years. 

Published in Economic Development
Saturday, 09 June 2018 13:05

State bill to license genetic counselors advances through Legislature

Michigan would join nearly twodozen other states and begin regulating the emerging field of genetic counseling under a bill moving through the Legislature. 

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:20

To bring in talent, manufacturing ‘must sell itself’ to students

GRAND RAPIDS — Like many West Michigan-based manufacturers, Wolverine Coil Spring Co. has adopted an all-hands-on-deck approach to counter industry stereotypes and address talent-attraction challenges. 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Michigan research universities rank 3rd among peers for innovation

Michigan’s big three research universities kept up with their peers during the past decade in graduating talent, but lagged in commercializing innovations stemming from research.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

From Boardroom to Classroom: Execs-turned-educators bring practical knowledge to students

A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the classroom.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:42

Michigan's gain? State more resilient to NAFTA withdrawal than expected, per U-M projections

Michigan’s manufacturing industry could stand to gain jobs if the U.S. were to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to an analysis from economists at the University of Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:38

Communities, researchers make case for federal Great Lakes funding

Congress controls the purse strings, and if last year is any indication, it will rebuff the Trump administration’s effort to gut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending for the Great Lakes.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 February 2018 14:14

Higher prices, minimal jobs expected from tariffs on washing machines, solar panels

President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels will raise prices for consumers and eliminate more jobs than they create, experts say.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 February 2018 00:54

Kalamazoo life sciences startup acquired by Wisconsin diagnostics firm

KALAMAZOO — Armune BioScience Inc.’s sale to a Wisconsin company provides another exit for investors that generates returns they can use in future deals for life sciences startups in Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:26

Economists, economic developers mull over next steps in tight labor market

GRAND RAPIDS — Employers continue to struggle to find people to fill open positions and drive growth in their business.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:59

ACA likely to remain law, but opponents will continue chipping away

The Affordable Care Act withstood repeal efforts in Congress in 2017 and remains law, which has industry watchers doubting we’ll see another full-scale push to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care policy.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:15

More of the Same: U.S. economy should continue growing, but concerns over wage inflation emerge

Expect the U.S. economy to maintain steady growth through 2018 with continued low unemployment, an even tighter labor market that drives up wages, higher business investment and additional increases in interest rates.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:13

Comeback continues: Michigan growth extends through 2018 even as talent concerns intensify

Michigan will largely follow the U.S. economy in 2018, with continued job growth and low unemployment.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:26

Michigan-based researchers attract more NIH funding in 2017

The federal research grants that Dr. Tom Rothstein and a colleague brought along when they came to Kalamazoo represent a milestone of sorts for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:02

Personal income growth slowed in West Michigan, statewide last year

As the U.S. and Michigan economies remain on solid footing into 2018, economists expect growth rates for personal income in the state to move higher.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 08 October 2017 21:16

PNC survey: Michigan employers still hold positive view of economy

Michigan’s economy should remain in good shape for the foreseeable future, according to results of a semi-annual survey PNC Bank conducts with small and medium-sized business owners.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:23

Economists expect growth through 2018, but expectations build for future downturn

Economic outlooks project modest growth in the U.S. for the rest of this year and through 2018, along with further increases in interest rates.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00

As manufacturing slows, other sectors to drive Michigan’s projected economic growth

Economists expect Michigan’s economy to grow through 2017, although at a little slower pace as automotive sales dip and the state’s manufacturing employment follows suit.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:34

Sharing the wealth: ESOPs offer business owners an exit strategy, if they plan ahead

When Mark Lindquist purchased Rapid-Line Inc. in 1989, he completed the transaction with a strategy for exiting the business already in mind.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 07 May 2017 20:00

Optimism spikes for Michigan business owners, according to PNC survey

Small and mid-sized business owners in Michigan are more optimistic about the foreseeable future than they have been in five years, according to a spring survey by PNC Bank.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 08:20

Mercy Health partners with University of Michigan for specialty cardiac services

Mercy Health aims to elevate its cardiac care through new partnership with the University of Michigan’s health system.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Archive
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 January 2017 12:19

Concept to reality: Winn developed model to help youths cope with health-related isolation

Amanda Winn had just graduated from the University of Michigan and was undergoing treatment for stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she thought of an idea to help other people in similar situations. 

Published in Nonprofits

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:41

DENSO adds R&D lab at the University of Michigan

Denso International America Inc. has joined the growing rank of organizations developing autonomous vehicle technology in Southeast Michigan.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 25 December 2016 19:37

Optimism percolates as national economic policy comes into focus

President-elect Donald Trump will enter office in January with an economy that experts say is stable and growing, but one that could probably do better.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 December 2016 19:35

Still growth, just slower: Lack of workers, plateauing auto sales to ease Michigan’s economic expansion

Economists expect Michigan to maintain economic growth in the coming year, albeit at a slower pace that will further tighten labor markets.

Published in Economic Development

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