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Funding through the state would total $44.4 million, with a matching $25 million from the county.
Kent County operates on a calendar year but the state follows the federal fiscal year starting Oct. 1 — and a lot of money comes through the state to Kent County each year — so the county board is doing its annual work to stitch together its so-called “bifurcated budget.” Read More
Jim Haveman, a Grand Rapids native who has twice headed the Michigan Department of Community Health, retired for good this month and noted he is especially proud of the rollout this year of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Healthy Michigan Plan. Read More
Lake Michigan may be up 40 percent and a small Kalamazoo CU is ramping up.
Commercial lending is taking off in a big way at credit unions in West Michigan, with one of the biggest groups in the state predicting its commercial loan volume will increase by as much as 40 percent this year. Read More
The number and volume of loans in Michigan are up at least 12 percent over last year.
More small businesses in Michigan this year are getting loans backed by the federal Small Business Administration, which one local expert attributes to a strengthening economy and greater confidence on the part of commercial lenders. Read More
They are trained to handle crisis situations at food production facilities.
Columbian Logistics Network Supervisor Brian Price and Operations Manager Richard Schultz are now Certified Food Defense Coordinators through the American Institute of Baking, according to Columbian. Read More
The Office of Energy and Sustainability is planning to issue an RFQ/RFP.
A combined RFQ-RFP will hopefully be issued by the city of Grand Rapids by late October to start the process of finding qualified solar energy developers willing to submit bids for a proposed generating facility on the city-owned former Butterworth landfill site. Read More
Summit will hook up suppliers of all kinds with potential large customers.
Business Leaders for Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect are planning an invitation-only supplier summit Oct. 8 at the Lansing Center. Read More
September 5, 2014
The means of funding the planned $13 million redevelopment of Ada Village will be introduced to the public tonight by the township board and Ada Downtown Development Authority. Read More