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Breakfast with Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan

Michigan Business Beat
April 18, 2017 12:35 PM

MBN’s Jeffery Mosher catches up with Detroit’s Mayor, Mike Duggan after the Mid Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC)’s quarterly breakfast in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Mayor Duggan gives a overview of how Detroit's progress is coming along. He also points out how Michigan is paying the highest in car insurance of all the states. His hopes are that the state will band together to solve it. Along with that he is seeing more and more young people take interest in living and working in Detroit.

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City of Lansing Announces New Project to Redevelop Blighted Properties in Downtown Area Neighborhood

Pure Lansing
April 7, 2017 4:00 PM

New Mixed-Use Project to Create Jobs, Diversify Housing Options, and Add New Retail Opportunities

LANSING, MI – Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a new mixed-use redevelopment project on West Ionia Street this morning. The Belen Buildings project will be completed by Vesta Building, and involves a complete rehabilitation of the existing and functionally obsolete buildings (513 and 519 W. Ionia) formerly the location of Belen Floral.

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The Right Place assists Italian manufacturer in selecting Grand Rapids area for first North American plant

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2017 3:00 PM

Siliconature to invest $20 million and create 26 high-tech jobs

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (3/29/17) – Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Gaines Charter Township, announced that Italian-based Siliconature Corporation will establish the company’s first North American manufacturing facility at 4495 68th Street SE, Kentwood, Michigan 40548. The company is investing approximately $20 million to develop the facility that is expected create at least 26 high-tech manufacturing jobs.

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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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U.P. Perspectives
February 21, 2017 9:00 AM

MARQUETTE, MI —The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards, sponsored by the Marquette County Ambassadors. Northern Michigan University was selected in the business category and Brett French as the individual award recipient. The awards will be presented in front of community members attending the LSCP’s Annual Dinner held in Northern Michigan University’s Great Lakes Room on March 9.


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