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MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect's International Trade Team

Michigan Business Beat
August 13, 2019 3:00 PM

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International Trade Manager

 

In June, the MEDC adjusted its organizational structure to promote efficiencies and cross-collaboration between business units. As a result, the MEDC has created a new Market Development team, comprised of both industry and policy experts. Jeanne Broad has shifted from her role as International Trade Manager (ITM) to focus on trade policy and international development as a member of the Market Development team. Since Jeanne's transition, the ITM territories have been redistributed among the remaining five ITMs.

 

Click here to view the updated territory map. While most areas of the state remain unchanged, a few counties have been affected. If you have questions regarding your company's point-of-contact, please email us at export@michigan.org.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Wilson Center Auditorium” project in St. Johns

Michigan Business Network
August 13, 2019 10:00 AM

$20,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – The final piece of the Wilson Center Auditorium renovation in St. Johns will be completed through a new crowdfunding campaign , the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit St. Johns Schools Foundation for Excellence announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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MEDC | Six Companies Awarded PlanetM Grants

Michigan Business Network
August 8, 2019 4:00 PM

Six companies awarded PlanetM grants to deploy mobility solutions in Michigan

Propelmee, Aveopt, GoKid, Intvo, Aerotronic and AKTV8 among the latest recipients of the PlanetM Mobility Grants

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., August 7, 2019 — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the latest PlanetM Mobility Grant recipients during her opening remarks at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars. The six new startups recognized by Governor Whitmer aim to address today’s toughest mobility and transportation challenges, including traffic congestion reduction and improved pedestrian and road safety. Propelmee, Aveopt, GoKid, Intvo, Aerotronic and AKTV8 are the third round recipients of PlanetM’s Mobility Grants, with a total of more than $450,000 in grant funding awarded this round.

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MEDC | Business Expansions Around the State Bring New Investments, Good Jobs to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
August 8, 2019 2:00 PM

  • Two business expansion projects expected to generate total investment of $14.9M, create 188 jobs
  • Online marketing and software solutions company expanding existing footprint in Allendale, creating 12 high paying jobs
  • Leader in the automation, engineering and prototype build industries expanding existing facility in Port Huron, generating $14.4M in investment

 

LANSING, Mich. –  Two projects expected to generate a total investment of $14.9 million and create 188 jobs in Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.
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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for “Gladwin Rotary Splash Park” Project in Beaverton

Michigan Business Network
August 6, 2019 1:00 PM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Gladwin county and its neighbors will gain a new splash park at Ross Lake Park through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Gladwin County Community foundation and the Gladwin Rotary Club announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Business Expansions Across Various Industries Bring New Investment, Jobs to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 30, 2019 8:00 AM

  • Business expansions statewide, in a variety of industries, involve creation of 395 jobs and $130M in investment
  • Woman-owned, leading AV and event tech business establishing headquarters in Novi, involves investment of $34M, creation of 81 jobs
  • Supply chain design company expands in Ann Arbor, creates 70 jobs
  • Fabricating company in Baraga wins support to expand, add jobs
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Michigan Strong in Business Facilities’ Annual Rankings Report, Among Other Recent Accolades

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Michigan is among the top 10 states for cyber security growth potential, manufacturing workforce, opportunity zones, and tech job growth, and, once again ranks number one for automotive manufacturing strength according to Business Facilities’ 15th annual Rankings Report for 2019.

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Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Around Michigan Attract More Than $625M in Investment, Support Creation of 555 Jobs

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2019 11:00 AM

      • German insulation manufacturer Knauf Insulation expanding in Albion
      • MSF approves Transformational Brownfield Plan for paper mill redevelopment project in Kalamazoo region
      • Brownfield redevelopment plan approved for FCA’s Mack Engine Plant in Detroit
      • Community revitalization projects in Holland, Detroit expand scope to add more jobs, investment

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Transformational Project to Bring New Opportunities for Economic Growth, Tourism and Community Vitality to Kalamazoo Region

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2019 3:00 PM

  • MSF approves Transformational Brownfield support for mixed-use development in village of Vicksburg and Schoolcraft Township
  • Project to create 221 jobs, generate $80 million in private investment
  • Transformational Brownfield Plan fosters development in high-profile, big-impact projects around the state
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Waupaca Foundry Opens Operations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Grand opening of facility in Ironwood expected to generate investment of $4.3 million, create 61 jobs

Monday, Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals company, opened operations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The new facility will process iron castings produced at its Waupaca, Wis. plants. The company’s expansion into the city of Ironwood is expected to generate an investment of $4.3 million and create 61 new jobs.

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