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Kellogg Company Off the Grid vanilla buttermilk waffles box

Food maker launches waffle brand

A food maker in the region has debuted a frozen waffle brand that offers 12 grams of protein per serving. Read More

Ranir headquarters

Perrigo acquiring Ranir for $750M

A drug manufacturer with a major West Michigan presence is purchasing a local maker of oral care products for $750 million. Read More

PetIQ web screenshot

Perrigo selling business unit for $185M

Perrigo is divesting one of its businesses as part of a strategic transformation. Read More

WACO YMF airplane

Aircraft maker expanding HQ

An aircraft company known for producing sport biplanes is expanding its headquarters in the region. Read More

Water industry

Region’s water economy swells

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new study shows water-related tourism and industry creates an estimated annual economic impact of $666 million and supports nearly 6,300 jobs in West Michigan. Read More

Royal Technologies

Employers inject value into Jamestown Township

Officials in the Jamestown Township area say it’s a good place to call “home” — and two local manufacturers appear to agree. Read More


Furniture components supplier doubles space

A maker of electronic and mechatronic systems for the furniture industry has moved into a new North American headquarters in Kentwood that is more than double the size of its former space. Read More

App raises mental health awareness

Mental health help may be as close as your fingertips. Read More


Locally made carts foster creative time for kids

A Muskegon manufacturer unknowingly designed the “perfect” tool for a nonprofit program that’s deploying in California and Chicago. Read More

Garry VonMyhr

Inside Track: VonMyhr’s mission: Access to tech

Garry VonMyhr is doing his part to ensure every child has access to technology. As co-founder and CEO of Tech Defenders, he’s been at the helm of a rapidly growing tech repair company in West Michigan with a mission to give back to the community. Read More

Entrepreneurs launching wine and spirits company

Grand Rapids entrepreneurs Jonathan Jelks, Jamiel Robinson and recording artist Willie “Willie The Kid” Jackson are partnering to launch Motu Viget Spirits, a wine and spirits company that will develop and release sparkling wine, wine and other spirits in collaboration with local beverage companies. Read More

Forman Glass web screenshot

Glass company relocating operation to West Michigan

A commercial and residential glass company is relocating an out-of-state operation to West Michigan. Read More

Pop-Tarts Frosted Confetti Cupcake

Food brand releasing new flavors

A food maker is rolling out a new flavor for its brand of toaster pastries and bringing back another. Read More

Amway headquarters

Amway cutting jobs

Amway has initiated another round of job cuts. Read More

Metro Health facade

Health system earns distinction for electronic records

A health system in the area has earned a top designation for its use of electronic medical record technology to improve patient care. Read More

hen walking

Poultry company rebounds from fire

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is up and running after a fire killed approximately 250,000 hens. Read More

Sparta Downtown Development Authority

Sparta eyes small business incubator

A new small business incubator may be coming to downtown Sparta. Read More

Long VC shortage continues

An annual analysis of venture investment activity in Michigan shows the growing number of Mitten State startups will need far more capital than the state’s VC firms can offer in the next two years. Read More

Varnum pumps more funds into program for startups

Varnum’s MiSpringboard program has reached a milestone. Read More

Michigan launches industrial hemp pilot program

The state of Michigan is not waiting on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to experiment on its newest crop. Read More