Items Tagged with 'Switch'


Michigan Legislature OKs more tax breaks for data center

February 12, 2020
The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Tuesday approved additional tax breaks for a major Grand Rapids-area data center, sending the bill to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected signature. Read More

Switch, school districts reach agreement on tax dispute

Kent ISD, Caledonia will not return any taxes paid out by data center.

November 8, 2019
A tentative agreement was reached between Switch and two West Michigan school districts regarding a tax break dispute. Read More

Switch, school districts at odds over taxes

Data center claims error on state’s part; school superintendents and other lawmakers say there should be no exemption.

October 11, 2019
A tax battle may force some school districts to refund more than $600,000. Read More

Small IT business boosts large utility company

Kentwood-based Element Four implements new backup solution for Birmingham Water Works Board.

August 31, 2018
Element Four, a small managed IT services company in Kentwood, secured a large government contract over the summer. Read More

Data center signs deal with utility

May 10, 2018
A new deal will allow a Michigan energy provider to house its data at a data center campus in the area. Read More

MSA reclassification sets GR on path to success

November 24, 2017
Two reports in the Business Journal are emphasized, as the community leans into a new year and business owners close the fourth quarter. Read More

Switch expanding Pyramid Campus

November 16, 2017
A Las Vegas-based tech company is planning to expand its campus in the area. Read More

A future in tech

October 24, 2017
Michigan’s economy has been fragile for more than a decade due to the state’s reliance on the manufacturing and automotive industries. Read More

Switch buying Pyramid Campus property for $25M

October 23, 2017
Switch is buying the site of its Pyramid Campus for $25 million. Read More

Grand Action throws gauntlet to private sector thriving on its success

September 15, 2017
Grand Action’s biggest distinction is that it represented the private sector, not public governments. Read More