Items Tagged with 'Medical Mile'


Startup proves medical packaging is more than just a box and a bag

Packaging Compliance Labs saw a need two years ago to service the Medical Mile.

May 13, 2016
All it took was someone to fill the void, and West Michigan’s booming medical and pharmaceutical industries responded. Read More

West Michigan is destination for life sciences startups

April 29, 2016
West Michigan’s legacy as a manufacturing region began to take a turn two decades ago with the founding of the Van Andel Institute and the birth of the Medical Mile. Read More

Scientific collaborations drive discovery: revolutionizing the paradigm

April 1, 2016
Two decades ago, mapping the human genome was a dream — rooted in the possibility of progress and the hope of discovery. The effort took years, but the persistence of an international network of scientists resulted in one of the greatest scientific accomplishments in history. Read More

Third Coast starts Medical Mile development

Mixed-use project will include apartments, commercial and retail space.

July 17, 2015
Third Coast Development’s work on Michigan Street’s Medical Mile corridor never seems to cease. Read More

Research center seen as catalyst

Economic impact will create ripple effect lasting for years.

June 26, 2015
As the second research center in the downtown Grand Rapids area, the impact of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s new facility could create a ripple effect of economic activity. Read More

Institute is building a national footprint through technology

April 3, 2015
Visit Van Andel Institute on Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile and you’ll see plenty of evidence of our sense of history. Read More

Corridor draws city planners’ attention

Medical Mile’s growing pains are at center of proposal.

January 30, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Michigan Street Corridor has seen $1 billion worth of development in the past decade, and if projections are correct, the area — also known as the Medical Mile — will see millions of dollars more in development over the course of the next decade. Read More

Michigan among least competitive for commercial health insurance

Consumers suffer when the choices are too few.

November 7, 2014
From the Medical Mile in Grand Rapids to the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan offers a number of health care options, yet it is considered one of the top concentrated markets in terms of commercial health insurance. Read More

Developer plans $5.1M project along Medical Mile

June 6, 2014
A developer is planning a $5.1-million project to add residential and retail space along a key corridor in Grand Rapids. Read More

Expanding research hub will drive region’s economy

April 11, 2014
In 2010, Michigan State University, in a landmark decision, greatly raised the profile of the Medical Mile and Michigan’s Life Sciences Corridor with its opening of the College of Human Medicine’s Secchia Center across from Van Andel Institute. Read More