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$260K in Grants to Support Youth, Economic Development Efforts

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2017 2:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich. – May 18, 2017) – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $261,600 from several organizations and individual donors in support of afterschool programming, teen employment and economic development efforts in Genesee County.

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Lake Superior Leadership Academy Class of 2017 Graduates

U.P. Perspectives
May 17, 2017 7:00 PM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Leadership Academy (LSLA) is pleased to announce the graduation of this year’s Academy class. The graduation ceremony took place on May 11 at the Landmark Inn. LSLA is a project of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP), is a community leadership and professional development program geared toward educating emerging and potential leaders about the inner workings of Marquette County, while developing business networks and leadership skills.

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The Runway Signs Five New Fashion Designers as Alumnus Grows

Pure Lansing
April 27, 2017 4:00 PM


LANSING, MI – The Runway is pleased to announce the addition of five new fashion designers to the incubator, and some major accomplishments of a Runway alumnus. The Runway Lansing, funded by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), was created in 2014 as Michigan’s premiere fashion incubator. The Runway helps aspiring fashion designers produce and move collections to market by providing essential resources such as creative space, education, and programming.

Runway alumnus Lawrence Hunt, continues to grow as it secures a second brand ambassador with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shephard. Shephard joins Detroit Tigers James McCann in donating 200 Lawrence Hunt shirts to students and veterans who are preparing for new careers. Launched from The Runway, Lawrence Hunt Dress Shirts is best known for designing high-quaility professional dress shirts that keep the wearer cool in the heat or during high stress situations.

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Breakfast with Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan

Michigan Business Beat
April 18, 2017 12:30 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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