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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
West Michigan companies used $2.9M from fund last year.
Employers across the state are preparing to compete for the second round of state funding to develop responsive training programs for employees, which ultimately will promote Michigan’s business and economic competitiveness. Read More
Most people in Grand Rapids would probably tell you that race shouldn’t matter when it comes to banks and property management companies taking care of foreclosed homes. Read More
An EGR man plans to open a boutique investment management firm.
When Brian Schwartz graduated from East Grand Rapids High School in 1984, he vowed to himself that he would never return because, well, sometimes it’s just too boring here in West Michigan for a young man. Read More