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GRAND RAPIDS — Independent Bank Corp. plans to close eight branch offices later this year as consumers increasingly use online and mobile banking, but could open new locations elsewhere in the state.

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Michigan has gradually grown more reliant on federal funding to support state operations, creating “limited discretion over budgetary choices” as it’s forced to make cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, according to analysts.

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The Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans to put $3 million into a capital fund that will invest in early-stage technology companies.

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The number of angel investors expanded again, the average size of Michigan-based venture capital funds increased, and even if you exclude major deals as one-time outliers, the amount invested last year still grew.

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HOLLAND — Earnings at Macatawa Bank Corp. declined for the first quarter, largely from higher a loan-loss provision because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Mercantile Bank Corp. reported lower earnings to start 2020 and sits in an “extremely solid” condition for the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The state plans to provide up to $2 million to a Marquette-based small business lender to increase activity across the state.

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Venture capital firms invested a record amount into Michigan-based companies in 2019, led by a Plymouth-based automotive technology company that accounted for three-quarters of the total.

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Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:41

VC, PE firms steer companies through crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic that dismantled daily routines and hammered the economy has forced investors to pivot along with the companies they back financially.

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Jason Mejeur sees his business as one of the outliers right now in the economic carnage from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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