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Asda packaging

Packaging supplier improves color quality 200 percent

A packaging supplier has “really improved” its relationship with a Walmart subsidiary after implementing a suite of color-management products. Read More

Herman Miller health care

Furniture maker wins forestry Leadership Award

A furniture maker has been recognized as a “conservation champion” for its commitment to responsible forestry. Read More

Switch Steelcase Pyramid data center campus rendering

Politician opposes incentives for data center campus

Opposition against the planned Switch SuperNAP data center campus at the Steelcase pyramid has surfaced. Read More

ConAgra Foods Battle Creek

Food plant earns Zero-Waste Champion designation

A food maker has recognized a plant in the region as a Zero-Waste Champion. Read More

Kim Bode

Communications firms form strategic partnership

Two communications firms have teamed up to provide clients with enhanced services. Read More

Bell's Brewery Oarsman Ale can beer

Brewery cans year-round ale

A brewery in the region is canning another one of its beers. Read More

Perrigo lab

Perrigo acquires US rights to drug line for $380M

Over-the-counter and prescription drug maker Perrigo is acquiring the U.S. rights to an AstraZeneca drug line for Crohn’s disease for $380 million. Read More

Martin Stein

Private equity firm wins M&A Deal of the Year award

A local private equity firm has been recognized among the tops in M&A in the world. Read More

Amway headquarters

Amway releases Global Entrepreneurship Report

Americans overwhelmingly see entrepreneurism in a positive light. Read More


The economic ripple effect of SuperNAP

Should Michigan legislators pass the necessary bills, the Switch SuperNAP data center hoping to call the former Steelcase pyramid home would have a much greater economic impact than its $5 billion worth of equipment. Read More

Talent report sees positives — and one negative

Five years after the Great Recession, West Michigan finally is back to its pre-recession levels in payroll jobs and unemployment rates. But there’s still a long way to go in terms of talent development and retainment. Read More

Local wages way below average

In the report Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy 2007-2014, Michigan Future Inc. explores why the state has become a low-prosperity state and the economic challenges the state — and Grand Rapids and Detroit — must overcome to move toward high prosperity and generating a broad middle class. Read More

steelcase introverts

West Michigan companies earn 'perfect' scores for LGBT equality

Four West Michigan employers have received top marks for LGBT workplace equality from an LGBT civil rights nonprofit. Read More

Dematic Multishuttle logistics

Logistics supplier acquires Texas software maker

A logistics supplier is acquiring a Texas-based maker of warehouse execution software. Read More

Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.

Partners plan urban distillery

A pair of experienced beverage industry pros are planning to start up a new urban distillery in the region. Read More

Switch Steelcase Pyramid data center campus rendering

Company plans $5B data center campus at Steelcase Pyramid

The Grand Rapids market will be home to the “largest data center campus in the eastern U.S.” and "thousands" of new jobs — pending the passage of three bills in the Michigan Legislature. Read More

Long Road Distillers bar

Competition names Michigan Vodka Distillery of the Year

An international competition considers a local distillery’s vodka the best in the state. Read More

Fenn Valley Wine

‘Backyard’ winery helps push Michigan’s industry

Brian Lesperance would like to think of Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar as Grand Rapids’ hometown winery. Read More

Matthew Missad

Exec ranks as a Fortune 'Businessperson of the Year'

Fortune has recognized a Grand Rapids businessman on its “Businessperson of the Year” ranking. Read More

Perrigo infant forumla

Perrigo shareholders reject hostile takeover bid

A rival drug maker has failed in its hostile takeover bid for over-the-counter and prescription medicine maker Perrigo. Read More