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Southfield, MI - November 16, 2018 - With Black Friday just a week away, BBB urges consumers to be cautious of the popular scams that often appear this time of year. BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula received several reports of holiday scams in 2017 and the years prior.
Last year, consumers spent $7.9 billion on Black Friday and another $6.6 billion online for Cyber Monday.
AAA forecasts the most Thanksgiving travelers in more than a dozen years
DEARBORN, Mich., (November 8, 2018) – AAA projects more than 1.7 million Michigan residents will journey 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday. This represents the most travelers since 2007 and a nearly 5 percent increase over last year. This also marks the ninth consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel in the state as more people take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways. The Thanksgiving holiday period is defined as Wednesday, November 21 to Sunday, November 25.
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury today released a new financial report that highlights how local units of government across the state have recovered since the Great Recession.
LANSING, Mich. – From urban centers to small cities to some of the state’s most charming villages, there’s one compelling feature of all successful downtowns – a distinctive range of small businesses with uniquely local appeal. With the development of a high-profile space in downtown Flint, Uptown Reinvestment Corp. is adding that essential ingredient to the ongoing development of the city’s main street.
LANSING, Mich. – Metals and plastics recycling company Schupan & Sons Incorporated is expanding at two locations in Kalamazoo with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.
The project is expected to generate total private investment of $10.1 million and create 80 jobs. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio.
Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement regarding the release of the October unemployment numbers:
LANSING, Mich. – Bay City will transform the underused Realtor Park into a vibrant park with public art through a new the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.
If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $30,000 by January 15, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: .
Designation facilitates private investment, improves economic development opportunities
LANSING, Mich. – For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, Meridian Township has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today.
The MEDC will formally present the award in recognition of the township’s new designation at a community event on Friday, November 16 starting at 3:00pm in the community room at Elevation Okemos, located at 3595 Jolly Oak Rd. in Okemos.
Discover Global Markets: Indo-Pacific – Aerospace, Defense and Security, will bring together global leaders across the aerospace, defense, and security sectors and will be held in Salt Lake City, December 10-12, 2018. This conference is part of the USG’s strategy to increase U.S. exports to the Indo-Pacific region and bring actionable international opportunities to U.S firms; you can read about the U.S. Department of Commerce strategy here.