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Lucius Vassar to Lead Cinnaire’s Targeted Detroit Investment Strategy

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2018 9:00 AM

Cinnaire recently announced Lucius Vassar has been appointed Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader.

As the Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader, Lucius will lead Cinnaire’s Priority City Initiative in Detroit. As part of the Priority City Initiative, Cinnaire will continue to dedicate resources to support community and economic development investments in the Detroit market, with accelerated investment over the next three years. Cinnaire has invested over $500 million in Detroit in the last 25 years.

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CBRE | Grand Rapids Office, Retail and Industrial MarketView Reports

Michigan Business Network
April 25, 2018 9:00 AM



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MEDC | Business Expansion, Community Revitalization Projects Gain Michigan Strategic Fund Approval

Michigan Business Network
April 24, 2018 2:00 PM

Plastic Trim International to invest $16.1 million, create 210 well-paying jobs in Iosco County
New entertainment development in Grand Rapids, façade improvement initiative win approval

LANSING, Mich. – Projects expected to generate more than $126 million in total investment and create 650 jobs in Michigan gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.
“Today’s MSF actions continue to help fuel new economic activity across Michigan, strengthening our communities and creating good jobs for our residents,” and  said Jeff Mason CEO of MEDC, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.
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One of Automotive's Leading Mobility Experts to Kick Off the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Business Network
April 20, 2018 6:00 AM


Don Butler, executive director of Connected Vehicle Platform and Product for Ford Mobility, a division of Ford Motor Company, will kick off the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference on Wednesday, May 30 with a keynote address on Michigan's mobility industry.

Butler has served on the front lines of the automotive industry's transformation at Ford and General Motors (GM). He will discuss how to remain competitive in the era of connected and automated vehicle testing and development. Butler's keynote session is sponsored by Ford Motor Company.

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The 2018 Lansing Promise Dinner Less Than a Week Away

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2018 6:00 PM

The 4th Annual Lansing Promise Dinner is coming up on Thursday, April 26th at the Breslin Student Events Center! This powerful evening will honor our Promise Scholars and the people and businesses committed to supporting them. This is about community. This is about transformation. This is about seeing real change in our lifetimes and for generations to come.

Join the Journey, we’ll see you on April 26th.

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Gov. Snyder Leading Mission to Europe to Attract New Investment in Manufacturing, Mobility Industries and Promote Michigan's World-Class Tourism Destinations

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2018 12:00 PM


Delegation will meet with business and government leaders in Austria, UK, Germany, Netherlands


VIENNA, Austria – Gov. Rick Snyder is leading an eight-day investment mission to Europe, focusing on attracting job-creating business investments and promoting Michigan’s strength in the automotive, mobility, and tourism sectors.

Snyder will meet with dozens of company and government leaders from Wednesday, April 18 through Wednesday, April 25. He also will tour Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair taking place in Hannover, Germany.

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Treasury: 529 Plans Provide Michiganders a Way to Save for College

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2018 8:00 AM

April is National Financial Literacy Month

LANSING, Mich. – In honor of April as National Financial Literacy Month, the Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding Michiganders about the importance of saving for college and using a 529 plan as a way to save.

A 529 plan is an education savings plan designed to help families set aside money for future education expenses. Contributions provide state income tax deductions and earnings in a plan grow tax free and are exempt at the federal and state level.

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Sparrow Day of Giving Telethon Features Miracle Child, Stories of Extraordinary Care

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Fifty families with stories about life-saving treatment provided by Sparrow Hospital will be featured in Friday’s Sparrow Children’s Center Day of Miracles Telethon, which runs from 4:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Michigan State University Football Coach Mark Dantonio will once again be among the hosts of the 30th annual Telethon, which is generously presented by MSU Federal Credit Union. The telethon will raise money for the Sparrow Children’s Center, part of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1988. Money pledged will stay in mid-Michigan and help local Patients. Last year the telethon helped raise nearly $850,000 for the Sparrow Children’s Center.

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The 2018 MVCA Research Report is Here!

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2018 12:00 PM

Association Appoints Healthcare Industry Veteran as New Chairman of its Board of Directors

 Ann Arbor, MI – April 18, 2018 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, today announced the release of its 2018 MVCA Research Report. The study collects data from all 29 Michigan venture capital firms and provides an in-depth analysis of investment activity occurring in the state. The report finds that Michigan’s entrepreneurial community has continued to grow in the last five years, but there is a heightened need for additional capital to fund new and existing companies in the state. In addition to its release of the 2018 MVCA Research Report findings, the association appointed Tom Shehab, M.D. of Arboretum Ventures as its new chairman.

“The data in the report shows Michigan is driving innovation and creating an attractive startup environment for entrepreneurs,” said Tom Shehab, MVCA chairman and managing director of Arboretum Ventures. “While Michigan has the fundamental elements needed for a robust economy – research, talent, and ideas – increasing capital availability for Michigan entrepreneurs remains a top priority to ensure the state’s economic health in the long run.”

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Treasury: Deadline Extended for State and Detroit Income Tax Returns

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2018 10:00 AM

Taxpayers Must Submit Income Tax Returns by Midnight Tonight

LANSING, Mich. – State of Michigan and city of Detroit income tax returns are now due before 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).
The new filing deadline comes after the Internal Revenue Service extended its deadline to the same time and date after encountering system issues Tuesday morning. For the benefit and convenience of taxpayers, both the beginning and end of the income tax filing season are the same as the IRS.

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