Items Tagged with 'Michigan Economic Development Corp.'


Snyder’s 2014 Economic Summit arrives in GR

The first one, in 2013, was in downtown Detroit.

March 14, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder’s second annual two-day Economic Summit kicks off this morning at DeVos Place, and at least 700 people from throughout Michigan are expected to attend. Read More

Grow Michigan loans $20M in first year

West Michigan banks are involved in helping small businesses expand.

February 21, 2014
Grow Michigan LLC approved a dozen loans its first year worth $20.1 million, and small business borrowers include a Grand Rapids brewpub business that has opened a new pub in East Lansing. Read More

Mobile cuisine startup program helps food trucks get on the road

June 26, 2013
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. recently issued a request for proposals to help get more food trucks on the road in Michigan. Read More

Small GR firm receives grant for research with WMU

Tetra Discovery Partners will work on compounds for treating depression.

June 21, 2013
Eight small firms in Michigan, including a new research group in Grand Rapids, have received Small Company Innovation Program grants that will enable them to participate in research projects with Michigan universities. Read More

LiveWorkLaunch! showcases Grand Rapids to entrepreneurial grads

April 18, 2013
The main idea behind the eight-hour event the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is holding in Grand Rapids on Friday is to connect entrepreneurial college grads with local employers and provide them with the resources they need to create their own businesses in River City. Read More

Hilfinger: Big improvements to Michigan’s business environment

March 8, 2013
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has fundamentally changed the way it approaches economic development in the state — and that should be good news for brownfield development. Read More

Firstronic gets marketing grant to aid in exporting

CEO expects GR firm to export almost $15 million worth of products this year.

March 8, 2013
Firstronic LLC in Grand Rapids has received another State Export Trade Now grant via the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Export Program to help offset marketing expenses aimed at increasing its sales to customers in other countries. Read More

Grow MI has money for small businesses

February 22, 2013
Grow Michigan LLC has hung out its shingle and is ready for small business borrowers. Read More

Grant helps pay for export growth

STEP program working well in West Michigan.

LANSING — Michigan has received the second-largest amount of federal funding through the State Trade and Export Promotion program to help small to medium-sized businesses increase exporting by promoting activities like trade shows and missions. Read More