GRCC In the News 03/18/2022

Study Indicates COVID-19 Patients Fall into Two Main Groups Benefiting from Two Types of Therapies

3/17/22 Michigan State University press release

Researchers from Spectrum Health and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine have determined that COVID-19 patients “cluster” into two main groups: one exhibiting a highly overactive immune system, the other exhibiting a specific type of immune suppression.

… The study team brought together researchers from across the country, representing Spectrum Health, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Ambry Genetics, Calvin University, Grand Valley State University, Davenport University and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Lighting and furniture maker spending $1.5M to expand in Wyoming

3/17/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

The high-end lighting and furniture company Roll & Hill plans to open a second location in Wyoming.

… West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College will support the project with a workforce training package.

A New York-based manufacturer is expanding its West Michigan footprint creating dozens of new jobs

3/17/22 WGVU

Roll & Hill is a lighting and furniture manufacturer based in Brooklyn, New York. It’s known for design-minded, high-end lighting and furniture.

… To that end, West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College are providing workforce training.

High End Lighting & Furniture Manufacturer Adds 2nd GR Area Production Facility

3/17/22 Michigan Business Network

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (MARCH 16, 2021): Wednesday, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that high-end lighting and furniture company Roll & Hill will be opening a second location in Wyoming at 6192 Valduga Drive. The $1.5 million capital investment will add 50 jobs.

… The Right Place worked closely with the MEDC to ensure the company continued its growth in the region rather than out-of-state locations. With the approval of a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, the MEDC is supporting the expansion through the Michigan Strategic Fund. West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College will also be supporting the project with a workforce training package.

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