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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for “Imagination Factory” Project in Iron Mountain

Michigan Business Network
July 15, 2019 12:00 PM

$25,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative 

LANSING, Mich. – Iron Mountain will be home to an interactive and imaginative learning center through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit, Our Place Community Center-Imagination Factory Children's Museum, announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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$55 Million in Federal Funding to Spur Economic, Community Development in Underserved Michigan Communities

Michigan Business Network
July 9, 2019 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – More affordable housing will be built across Michigan with the help of a $55 million Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) award, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Michigan Community Capital, one of three Michigan entities to receive an NMTC award in the 2018 round announced in late May, will use the $55 million program award to invest in attainable housing projects in communities statewide.

 

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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for “Inspired Hands” Project in Fremont

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2019 10:00 AM

$7,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Downtown Fremont will gain a community mural at its main intersection through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the city of Fremont announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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MEDC | U-M MTRAC Advanced Transportation Hub Announces Funding to Seven Transportation Technology Projects

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2019 12:00 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation at the University of Michigan recently awarded a combined $640,000 in funding to seven high-tech, early-stage projects led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. These projects aim to address future or poorly met market needs, offering ways to increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of moving people and goods.

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MEDC | City of Saginaw receives certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2019 8:00 AM

Designation facilitates private investment, improves economic development opportunities

LANSING, Mich. – For their efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Saginaw has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today.

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Michigan to Participate in Blue Star Museums Program for Active Military Members

Michigan Business Network
June 19, 2019 2:00 PM

Tenth summer of Blue Star Museums program will run through September 2, 2019

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, will have free access to 50 Michigan museums this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums program. The 2019 program began on May 18, Armed Forces Day, and will run until September 2, Labor Day. Michigan military families can find the list of participating museums at www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

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MEDC | Belmont Engineered Plastics Secures Capital with Collateral Support from MEDC

Michigan Business Network
June 3, 2019 3:00 PM

Belmont Engineered Plastics, LLC (BEP) is a large injection molding and assembly operation located in Belmont, MI. The company came into existence in 2013 through the purchase of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility from a Fortune 100 company. The transaction enabled BEP to build a talented and capable team with broad manufacturing capabilities to work in a world-class facility

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Five Startups Launching Pilots, Addressing Mobility Challenges in Michigan; PlanetM Adds Testing Facility Partners

Michigan Business Network
May 14, 2019 1:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — From secure prescription drug deliveries for cancer patients to autonomous shuttles at a college campus, the latest round of PlanetM Mobility Grant recipients are offering consumer-focused solutions in industries with the greatest need, while the addition of two new testing facility partners – Keweenaw Research Center at Michigan Technological University (MTU) and the Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium (MUASC) – increases opportunities for testing new mobility-focused technologies throughout the state.  

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Creston After Dark project in Grand Rapids

Michigan Business Network
May 12, 2019 2:00 PM

$25,655 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative 

LANSING, Mich. – The Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids will come alive through a public murals and greening crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Lions and Rabbits, and nonprofit Experience Live Art announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Carp River Kiln Gateway Plaza in Marquette

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2019 3:00 PM

$25,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative  

LANSING, Mich. – Marquette will resurrect its historical Carp River beehive kiln and feature it in the new destination plaza along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail through a crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority (IOHRA) announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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