Displaying items tagged: University of Michigan

Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:20

West Michigan hospitals place in national quality rankings

Metro Health Hospital and two hospitals owned by Spectrum Health were ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national health care quality and safety advocate.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 30 September 2016 14:15

Q&A: Jerry Davis, professor, University of Michigan

Over the last 20 years or so, several of America’s institutional corporations have vanished for a number of reasons, ranging from bankruptcy to a shifting technological landscape. University of Michigan professor Jerry Davis thinks that pattern will continue. In his recent book, The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy, Davis contends that our existing political and economic systems aren’t set up to handle a future where everyone is a self-employed entrepreneur in an on-demand economy. Before a talk at Grand Valley State University, Davis spoke with MiBiz about how intrinsic corporations are to American culture and why their diminishing power could lead to an “apocalypse” scenario. 

Published in Q&A
Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:57

Shortfall in Medicaid payments to hospitals lessens impact of gains, groups say

Hospitals across Michigan benefitted from the state’s expansion of Medicaid two years ago. 

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:55

Wellness offers employers one way to curb ‘runaway train’ of health care costs

Employers who either want no part of wellness programs or have yet to jump onto the bandwagon remain among the solid majority in West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:28

The Trump Effect? Tight West Michigan House races may swing against business-backed candidates

At least two Republican-controlled state House seats in West Michigan are expected to be competitive in the Nov. 8 election as Democrats set lofty goals to retake a majority in the lower chamber.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 July 2016 22:04

Sponsored Content: The Future of Problem Solving

A waste management system design unveiled in Grand Rapids this past May would enable hospitals world-wide to achieve a seemingly rare feat: saving money by embracing environmental stewardship.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:24

Biomedical programs breathe new life into Michigan downtowns

The emergence of life sciences-based higher educational institutions continues to have a discernible impact on ancillary development in urban areas across Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 June 2016 16:33

As economic expansion continues, labor remains a key concern for Michigan employers

handful of economic outlooks and surveys signal that Michigan’s economy should continue on an upward trajectory for the second half of this year and into 2017. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:14

Economists think U.S. economy will ‘bounce back’ to end 2016

A handful of economic outlooks and surveys signal that Michigan’s economy should continue on an upward trajectory for the second half of this year and into 2017. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:08

New regs open equity-based crowdfunding to more investors

The opening of equity-based crowdfunding in the U.S. provides a new option for entrepreneurs to raise money from individuals who want to invest but don’t meet the definition of an accredited investor.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:27

Michigan Accelerator Fund seeks $5 million raise for tack-on fund

GRAND RAPIDS — The managers of Michigan Accelerator Fund I are seeking to raise up to $5 million from investors to provide further financial backing to portfolio companies.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 17 April 2016 15:58

West Michigan auto suppliers, startups rush to develop autonomous technology

Experts in the automotive industry have a simple message for companies figuring out how to navigate a changing vehicle market: Embrace the eventual shift to autonomous cars or you will cease to exist. 

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 11 March 2016 15:38

Former Steelcase CEO Hackett to launch mobility services division for Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. has tapped board member and longtime Steelcase Inc. CEO Jim Hackett to lead and launch a new mobility subsidiary.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 21 February 2016 22:18

MichBio report outlines path to continued life sciences industry investment, growth

new roadmap aims to reboot efforts to build Michigan’s life sciences industry and compete with similar clusters around the U.S. and the world.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:51

State research universities lead peers in talent generation, lag in commercializing ideas

If developing, attracting and retaining talent remains key to future economic prosperity, then Michigan’s big three research universities say they’re clearly doing their part, at least on the front end of the equation.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:34

Impending sales plateau forces automakers to focus on mobility options

The movement of people back to urban areas and the onslaught of new transportation options has forced traditional automotive manufacturers to take notice and plan for the future.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:31

EVs continue to underperform in present era of cheap oil

Despite a growing number of plug-in electric vehicles on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, industry analysts say the segment has failed to reach the “aspirational” levels many had hoped.

Published in Manufacturing
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