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Linking brewers with growers in the world of hops


Patrick Center
April 9, 2014 | WGVU  Michigan is home to more than 200 craft brewers.  Making beer requires a few ingredients including hops.  Recently, the Michigan Hop Network was established linking growers with brewers.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation along with regional non-profit economic development organization The Right Place are working toward a cultivation between brewer and grower.

We discuss this collaboration with Jeff Steinman, owner of Hop Head Farms and now Board Chair of the Michigan Hop Network.  But we begin with Rick Chapla, Vice President of Business Development, The Right Place

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2015 West Michigan Economic Forecast
  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  Survey shows three percent economic growth for West Michigan economy. “A little slower than what we had this year but still very strong and very respectful," says economist, Dr. Paul Isely.   
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  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  earlier this month Colliers International hosted its 2015 West Michigan Economic and Commercial Real Estate Forecast report. It indicates the post-Great Recession market has gobbled up the existing property inventory.   
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Tuesday
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Friday
Jonny Depp Is Mortdecai in new movie opening with three others
  January 23, 2015  |  WGVU  Four new movies opening today, including Mortdecai with Johnny Depp, Cake with Jennifer Aniston, The Boy Next Door with Jennifer Lopez and the family picture Strange Magic. WGVU talks with Jennie Garone from Celebration Cinema.   
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Wednesday
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