Items Tagged with 'Michigan Economic Development Corporation'


Survey: State’s growth will trail nation’s

Just 6% of employers expect a strengthened Michigan economy, according to Business Leaders for Michigan report.

February 14, 2020
Michigan’s largest employers anticipate the state’s economic growth will continue to lag compared to the nation’s. Read More

State grants ignite farm expansion

January 24, 2020
A West Michigan farm will be expanding its operation. Read More

Robotics key to Michigan’s economy

State is a leader in making robots and training employers to use them.

November 22, 2019
Engineering students at Northwestern Michigan College program autonomous rovers to inspect environments underwater and in the air in real time. Read More

Manufacturer investing $2.1M in operation

November 19, 2019
A maker of specialty polymers is planning to expand in the region and create 28 jobs. Read More

STEP program opens FY2020 applications

MEDC nets $900K grant from the SBA to help small businesses expand export markets.

October 25, 2019
Michigan has once again received the top award in the nation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) for fiscal year 2020, and several dozen companies in West Michigan are expected to benefit. Read More

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