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Research center acquires drug-testing company

October 29, 2014
A research organization in the region has acquired a clinical trials company to create a “one-stop” resource for the drug-development industry. Read More

Startup develops sensor for instruments

October 29, 2014
A startup is developing a mobile app and sensor that play on the heart strings of musicians and their prized possessions. Read More

Startup shows tourists local guides

October 27, 2014
A startup is leveraging local residents’ knowledge to create custom travel plans that take tourists off the beaten trail in more than 45 markets across the globe. Read More

Local low-cost home appraisal company now in 23 states

AppraisalSave began in September 2013 with financial help from Start Garden.

October 24, 2014
An Internet-based home appraisal business launched a little over a year ago in Grand Rapids has expanded into 23 states over the past six months. Read More

Consumers also investing big at Ludington

October 24, 2014
Consumers Energy is spending about $400 million at the Ludington Pumped Storage facility a couple miles south of Ludington on Lake Michigan. Read More

Startup discovers hit songs

October 23, 2014
One part fantasy football league and one part stock market, a new social gaming platform allows music fans to show off their ear for the next Billboard hit. Read More

Law firm adds Apple Pay to digital operation

October 22, 2014
Apple Pay launched this week, and a law firm with a “completely digital” office is ready to take advantage of the new technology, which is available for on-site payments by users of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Read More

Startup advises art collectors

October 21, 2014
A startup has launched an online platform to help people become art collectors by connecting them with advisors who guide them through the art-buying process. Read More

Davenport launches online competency-based MBA degree

Program puts more emphasis on business experience than classroom time.

October 17, 2014
Business professionals interested in earning an MBA can now be graded based on their proficiency of material rather than time spent in a classroom. Read More

New apps wow state officials

Winning team creates software that tracks snowplows and cleared roads.

LANSING — A team of software engineers from Grand Rapids won the state’s second web application design contest with an app to keep drivers up to the second on snow removal conditions. Read More