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Regional leaders launch redesign of West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard

Michigan Business Network
September 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Newly redesigned dashboard offers expanded indicators and updated data

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CAMW! | USA Today Discussion On Bridging Michigan's Talent Gap

Michigan Business Beat
September 14, 2018 9:00 AM

Chris Holman talks with Edythe Hatter-Williams, Williams CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! CAMW! Edee shares her insight from the recent panel she participated in with USA Today discussion on bridging Michigan's Talent Gap.

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The New University Research Corridor’s 11th Economic Impact Report

Michigan Business Beat
September 13, 2018 1:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Britany Affolter-Caine, Executive Director, URC (University Research Corridor) to the Michigan Business Beat. They cover the new University Research Corridor’s 11th economic impact report.

The report was released Wednesday 9/5/18, which highlights the three universities contributions to the state – up from $16.5 billion in 2015. Britney also covers the business impact throughout the state, and specifics on how the universities are supporting all counties across Michigan. 

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Lake Superior Community Partnership Releases Data Booklet

U.P. Perspectives
September 11, 2018 3:00 PM

Editorial by Amy Clickner - LSCP

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An Interview with SBA's Constance Logan & Stacey Poynter

Michigan Business Beat
August 31, 2018 4:00 PM

SBA's District Directors, Constance Logan & Stacey Poynter talk with Chris Holman at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference. 

Chris gets their take on small business, the economy, and hihglights from this conference.

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Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Attract $100M, Create 312 Jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 28, 2018 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

LANSING, Mich. – Vital support for two private development projects that offer compelling signs of the ongoing growth of the state’s automotive research-and-development community and a significant step in the economic revival of downtown Flint was approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund board today. Overall, the MSF board approved projects expected to generate nearly $100 million in private investment and create 312 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

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Enhancing Southeast Michigan Jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 28, 2018 10:00 AM

News Release Provided By Detroit Regional Chamber 

Thursday, Aug. 9 – The following is a joint statement from Gerry Anderson, CEO, DTE Energy and Sandy Baruah, CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber:

(They) are issuing this statement to clarify the facts regarding the efforts of the Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) and the regional CEO Group related to regional economic development. At this time no further statements will be given beyond this one.

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Unemployment and How Organizations Can Keep Talent

Michigan Business Beat
August 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! speaks with Chris Holman about today's unemployment and how organizations can keep their talent. This includes, updating job postings regularly, keeping your business creative and innovative, sign-up bonuses, and paying off employees student loans.

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Cinnaire | SilverFest Celebration from the Stage Part 2

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2018 8:00 AM

SilverFest Celebration Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Cinnaire on August 1st

Cinnaire dedicate Hope Park on August 1st in honor of the company’s 25th Anniversary. Hope Park features The Butterfly Effect, the First Place and People’s Choice 2018 ScrapFest winner, as well as a park bench handcrafted by veterans from Zero Day, a Lansing based organization that provides job training, housing and support services for Veterans who have served our country.

The program from stage were a blend of individuals instrumental in that quarter century. There was also lively performances by Billboard charting artist Phil Denny and national recording artist Taylor Taylor. Hope Park has been designed to provide REO Town residents and visitors with a vibrant neighborhood space for reflection and inspiration. 

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Cinnaire | SilverFest Celebration from the Stage Part 1

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2018 7:00 AM

SilverFest Celebration Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Cinnaire on August 1st

Cinnaire dedicate Hope Park on August 1st in honor of the company’s 25th Anniversary. Hope Park features The Butterfly Effect, the First Place and People’s Choice 2018 ScrapFest winner, as well as a park bench handcrafted by veterans from Zero Day, a Lansing based organization that provides job training, housing and support services for Veterans who have served our country.

The program from stage were a blend of individuals instrumental in that quarter century. There was also lively performances by Billboard charting artist Phil Denny and national recording artist Taylor Taylor. Hope Park has been designed to provide Reo Town residents and visitors with a vibrant neighborhood space for reflection and inspiration. 

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