MAREC welcomes software developer as new tenant
Date: November 19, 2012
Story originally published on GVNow
A company that develops software for small businesses, government offices and Fortune 500 companies is the newest tenant at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center.
Corlnet, LLC, based in Muskegon with an office in Grand Rapids, has signed a two-year agreement with Grand Valley to occupy business incubator space at MAREC. The nearly two-year-old company offers proprietary software products, managed services, and custom software development to clients across the U.S. in locations such as West Michigan, California, Texas and Florida.
The company has public and private sector clients in industries such as education, health care, insurance, aerospace, transportation, and manufacturing, including furniture makers. Founder Hank Betten, a 28-year-old Muskegon native, moved into MAREC on November 1. He leads a team of six full-time employees.
Hank Betten, founder of MAREC's newest tenant, Corlnet.
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Betten said that although there are numerous software companies in West Michigan, Corlnet is one of the few owned and headquartered locally in the Muskegon Lakeshore region. The location allows clients to have face-to-face interaction with the company’s developers. “Our company includes software engineers, developers and architects who can build custom software for customer-specific needs, versus other types of companies that often adapt existing ‘one-size-fits-all’ products that may not serve a customer’s unique business process,” he said.