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Apr 21st 2017

Grand Rapids Named One of the Top 10 Craft Spirits Tourism Destinations

Travelocity and the American Distilling Institute, named Grand Rapids as one of the Top 10 Craft Spirits Tourism Destinations in America. The city is home to Bier Distillery, Grand Traverse Distillery, Gray Skies Distillery, Long Road Distillers and New Holland Brewing’s Knickerbocker Brewpub & Distillery.

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Apr 17th 2017

WalletHub Names Holland Top Small City to Start a Business

To determine the most business-friendly small markets in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 1,200 small-sized cities across 16 key metrics. The data set ranges from average growth in number of small businesses to investor access to labor costs.

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Apr 06th 2017

7 Michigan Distilleries Collect Total of 28 Awards at Spirit Competition

Seven Michigan distilleries were honored with 28 individual awards in a variety of categories at the American Distilling Institute’s 11th Annual Spirits Competition in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 800 spirits from around the world were entered into the ADI Judging, all from independently owned distilleries.

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Apr 04th 2017

Michigan Added 10,700 Technology Jobs in 2016

Michigan’s technology sector grew by more than 5% in 2016, with employers adding more than 10,700 new jobs, according to a CompTIA study. With almost 222,000 Michigan workers employed in the technology sector, the state ranks 10th in the nation for technology jobs.

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Mar 31st 2017

HP Pelzer Automotive Invests $13.4M in New Michigan Plant

Global acoustics specialist HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. plans to invest $13.5 million in a new manufacturing plant in Port Huron. Pelzer will create about 124 jobs in the project, which beat out a site in Tennessee for the investment.

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Mar 30th 2017

Founders Wins March Madness-Style Craft Brew Tournament

Founders Brewing Company was crowned America's top craft brewery in a 32-entry craft brew bracket compiled by USA Today's "For the Win." Craft-beer lovers around the country voted on the bracket throughout the month of March in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

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Mar 28th 2017

Ford to Invest $1.2 Billion in Michigan Plants

Ford pans to invest $1.2 billion in Michigan at three locations, including $850 million at its Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne to make the new Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco, as the U.S. market continues to shift from a car market to a truck and SUV market.

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Mar 15th 2017

GM to Add 220 Jobs in Michigan in 2017

General Motors says 900 factory jobs will be created or retained in Michigan this year. The Romulus Powertrain Plant will add Approximately 220 new jobs to increase production of the 10-speed automatic transmission to be used in multiple GM products.

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Mar 14th 2017

Eminem To Launch New Collaboration With Carhartt

Rapper Eminem is launching a limited-edition line of products with clothing brand Carhartt to benefit MSU's music program, Verses Project. The artist has previously worked with designers at Dearborn- based Carhartt. The new line will be launched at the company's flagship store in Detroit.

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Mar 14th 2017

Huntington Bank to Invest $5.4M in Flint; Bring in 60 Jobs

Huntington National Bank plans to expand its call center in downtown Flint, investing nearly $5.4 million in renovating its Saginaw Street complex and creating 60 new jobs. The new positions are related to call center duties and commercial banking jobs.

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Mar 13th 2017

Two Men and a Truck to Hire 200 in Lansing Area

Two Men and a Truck is planning to hire up to 200 people in the Lansing area this spring. The hiring initiative is part of the Lansing-based company’s Career Move Month campaign, which is meant to show new recruits that they can build a lasting career at Two Men and a Truck.

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Mar 12th 2017

Switch Opens New Data Center in Grand Rapids

The former Steelcase pyramid in Kent County is now officially open as the Switch Grand Rapids data center. Switch has promised to hire 1,000 permanent jobs over a 10-year period.

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Mar 11th 2017

Rock Connections to Add 500 Workers this Year

A call center company spun off from Quicken Loans' telephone-focused mortgage sales operation is planning to add 500 employees by year's end and looking for additional office space in downtown Detroit.

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Mar 11th 2017

Detroit Native Forché Wins One of Literary World's Richest Prizes

Detroit native Carolyn Forché is one of two poets and eight writers who won $165,000 through Yale University’s 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. It’s the first time poetry was included in the program’s five-year history.

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Mar 03rd 2017

Credit Acceptance to Invest $33M, Add More than 500 Jobs

Subprime auto finance company, Credit Acceptance plans to invest $33 million in its infrastructure and create approximately 530 new jobs.

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Mar 01st 2017

UM and MSU Among Top Ten Peace Corp Volunteer Rankings

The University of Michigan came up at #4, while MSU came in at #10 among the large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are currently 60 Wolverines and 48 Spartans volunteering worldwide.

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Feb 28th 2017

Grupo Antolin to open $61.2M plant; Create 430 Jobs

Antolin Shelby Inc., a newly-formed subsidiary of Grupo Antolin, will lease a 350,000-square-foot building that is under construction in Shelby Township with plans to open a $61.2M manufacturing plant. The project is expected to create 430 new jobs.

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Feb 25th 2017

Jack White's Vinyl Production Facility Opens in Detroit

Jack White's record label drew the back the curtain on its new vinyl production facility in Detroit's Midtown area. the facility is eventually expected to employ 50 people.

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