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New 3-year Strategic Plan for Grand Rapids Area!

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2017 12:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher talks with Tim Mroz the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for The Right Place, Inc. The Right Place, Inc. has recently unveiled its new 3-year strategic plan (2017-2019). Tim also looks at what came out of the last three years.

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Career Opportunity of a Life Time!

Party @ MI Place
March 8, 2017 12:00 PM

Sue Bila talks with Jill Doederlein an Educational Instructor Lansing Community College about the value that festivals & events have in Michigan and the opportunity for careers. Jill informs about the special on-line program being offered at Lansing Community College. They cover the number of festivals in Michigan as compared to 25 years ago and how the industry has grown.

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“Center City District” Development Proposal Unveiled in East Lansing

Pure Lansing
February 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Redefining Mixed-Use Project to Enhance Albert Avenue and Provide Downtown Grocery Option

EAST LANSING, MI — Mayor Mark Meadows and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a major new mixed-use development proposed for the heart of East Lansing this morning. The development team consisting of East Lansing’s own Ballein Family and the Chicago-based developer, Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, are proposing to create the Center City District (CCD) along Albert Avenue, transforming the cultural throughfare of East Lansing’s Downtown into a pedestrian-focused lifestyle destination. 

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Resolving the Talent Issue

Michigan Business Beat
February 22, 2017 2:30 PM

Chris Holman talks with the new Department of Talent and Economic Development MEDC Roger Curtis, about the talent issue for Michigan, the department's scope of services and mission, his background, and the transition into the MEDC.

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A New Era of Manufacturing Jobs

Michigan Business Beat
February 21, 2017 3:30 PM

It’s no secret manufacturing helps fuel Michigan’s economy – especially in Greater Lansing. And as the manufacturing industry rapidly changes with the invention of new technologies, so does the workforce.

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Business Inclusion Summit Brings Diverse Businesses

Michigan Business Beat
February 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Jeff Mosher speaks with Michael Christ, Senior Program  Specialist – Pure Michigan Business Connect State of Michigan MEDC/Michigan Economic Development Corporation Detroit, MI.

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Q&A Tips for adding efficiency, visibility to the hiring process

Michigan Business Beat
January 25, 2017 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Business Services Team Leader, Teri Sand from CAMW! Capital Area Michigan Works! to cover some vital Q&A Tips for adding efficiency, visibility to the hiring process.

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Gov. Rick Snyder: We have a clear path toward Michigan’s future

Michigan Business Network
January 22, 2017 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday evening presented his seventh State of the State address to the Legislature, outlining an accountable model for continuing strong economic growth and attracting new talent to Michigan.

From visiting existing employers, community colleges, family farms and new construction sites throughout the past year, to talking with residents who have returned to Michigan for new jobs, the governor spoke about the signs he has seen firsthand that indicate the state is on a solid path to continued success.

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Montcalm Receives Broadband Certification

Michigan Business Network
January 21, 2017 12:00 PM

The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance set path for broadband growth

STANTON, MI —1/19/17  Thursday, The Right Place, Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance, in partnership with Connect Michigan, announced that Montcalm County is now a certified “Connected Community” under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program.


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Administration, Fiscal Agencies Reach Consensus on Revenue Estimates

Michigan Business Network
January 16, 2017 3:00 PM

Michigan Economy Continues to Improve, Revenues Expected to Grow

LANSING, MI —State Treasurer Nick Khouri, incoming State Budget Director Al Pscholka, Senate Fiscal Agency Director Ellen Jeffries and House Fiscal Agency Director Mary Ann Cleary today reached consensus on economic and revenue figures for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and for the upcoming 2018 and 2019 Fiscal Years.


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