Items Tagged with 'Michigan Economic Development Corporation'


Website offers ‘opportunity zone’ help

MSHDA, MEDC collaborate to aid investors in navigating tax incentives.

October 4, 2019
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently launched a new website to help investors navigate tax incentives tied to “opportunity zones” in the state. Read More

City loses another director

Kara Wood to join Western Michigan University as associate vice president for community partnerships.

September 27, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids is saying goodbye to another mover and shaker in the community. Read More

Medical companies tap new markets at Arab Health

West Michigan contingent builds global reach at trade show for life science manufacturers.

February 8, 2019
Three West Michigan businesses had the chance to make inroads with global buyers and distributors at a health care congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, last month. Read More

Grand Rapids is ‘sweet spot’ for airline base

Leaders say Allegiant’s choice of Gerald R. Ford International Airport reflects on airport’s growth.

January 18, 2019
Allegiant Air revealed it is investing $42.8 million to have two planes based in Grand Rapids, which leaders say is a sign of promising tourism growth. Read More

AMP Lab offers options for students

September 14, 2018
On Sept. 19, an amazing collaboration between Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan University, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Talent2025 will begin to take place in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

City of Tomorrow offers unique initiative for GR

Eight-month challenge asks residents to collaborate and propose solutions to boost the city’s mobility infrastructure.

June 29, 2018
The recently announced City of Tomorrow platform presents a unique opportunity for the city of Grand Rapids, and partners on the project said it’s the first program of its kind to debut in a midsize city. Read More

Jackson Entertainment receives state loan approval

The $5.5 million will go toward Studio Park residential development, parking deck, piazza, theater and site improvements.

May 4, 2018
Jackson Entertainment recently received approval for a multimillion-dollar loan for Studio Park. Read More

Downtown Market buys more time

State approves fourth loan extension while market sources $1M from foundations for 25-percent payment.

February 2, 2018
The grace period for Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s debt repayment has stretched into a sixth year. Read More

Amazon bid is lesson in cooperation

The Grand Rapids proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters was one of 238.

October 27, 2017
If practice makes perfect, economic development entities in West Michigan can add another level of experience to their résumés. Read More

MEDC offers funding to stimulate startups

Economic development organization outlines path for entrepreneurs and works more closely with universities.

May 5, 2017
When it comes to entrepreneurship, the line from A to B rarely is a straight one. Read More