Trends, products and advances


Auto supplier plans to expand plant

February 15, 2017
An auto supplier is planning to build a 100,000-square-foot addition to its plant in the region — which could create up to 150 jobs. Read More

Venture capital firm raising $50M fund

February 13, 2017
Two businessmen have launched a local venture capital firm for early stage Midwest companies. Read More

Startup hires VP of business development

February 13, 2017
A startup developing bio-insecticides for the agriculture industry has added a technology acquisition and business development expert to its executive team. Read More

Company expands 3-D printing services

With new website, Scarlett Inc. hopes to grow in areas of tooling, end-use parts.

February 10, 2017
Scarlett Inc. launched a new website,, at the end of last year to support its expanded focus on 3-D printing applications. Read More

Right Place looks ahead next 3 years

Economic developer tweaks strategic plan to reflect changes in economy, jobs.

February 10, 2017
The Right Place Inc. is shooting to bring $500 million in capital investment to the region over the next three years. Read More

Agribusiness investing $2M in operation

February 10, 2017
An agribusiness is investing $2 million and creating 27 high-tech jobs at its facility in the region. Read More

College students build life-saving solar device for African hospital

February 6, 2017
A local college has a solution to a problem confronting rural hospitals all over the world: how to keep patients alive when the electricity fails. Read More

Startup helps industrial workers breathe easy

GVSU student develops mask prototype to help those working in harsh winter conditions.

February 3, 2017
Orindi Ventures began with a runny nose. Read More

Telecom company sells operation

February 3, 2017
A telecom company in the region and its statewide network have been acquired. Read More

Drone services company flying high

Great Lakes Drone Company, established in September in southwest Michigan, expands to West Michigan.

January 27, 2017
Great Lakes Drone Company’s viral aerial video of a frozen lighthouse in St. Joseph in December put the new company on the map. Read More