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Key Downtown Redevelopment Project Heads to Lansing City Council for Consideration

Pure Lansing
September 20, 2019 5:00 PM

Capitol Avenue Project Could Take Major Step Forward

LANSING, Mich. – A key redevelopment project situated in the heart of downtown Lansing could be taking a major step forward next week. The brownfield plan for the 500 Block Project, a two-parcel project comprised of properties at 501 S Capitol Avenue and 502 S Washington Avenue will be received by the Lansing City Council for consideration Monday, Sept. 23.

“Repurposing the Lake Trust parcel in the south end of downtown is an important revitalization effort. Creating new housing and business opportunities will be tremendous for Cherry Hill and downtown neighborhoods. We look forward to working on getting this done,” said Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing.

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Wayne Sieloff | Fly Lansing Soaring to New Heights

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2019 4:00 PM

Wayne Sieloff, AIA AAE IAP, President & CEO, Capital Region Airport Authority, Lansing, MI, for Fly Lansing | Capital Region International Airport, drops by the MBN studio and Chris Holman gets a periodic update from him on several topics.

 



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CAMW! September M.V.P. | WIST (Women In Skilled Trades)

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2019 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Tori Menold, Co-Founder, WIST (Women In Skilled Trades) Lansing, MI to the studio. WIST is the Capital Area Michigan Works! MVP for September 2019. (Most Valuable Partner)
Tori shares the history of Women In Skilled Trades and some of their current programs.



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Chris Holman Recognized as Volunteer of the Year by Michigan Works! Association

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2019 10:00 AM

Holman among over a dozen honored earlier this week.

KALAMAZOO, MI (Sep 10, 2019) – The Michigan Works! Association honored Chris Holman, director of Michigan Business Network, on Tuesday for his dedication to the growth and promotion of Michigan Works!. Named the Michigan Works! Association 2019 Volunteer of the Year, Holman received the award at the association’s annual conference in Kalamazoo today.
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Automation Alley's Trade Mission to India: The World's Fastest-Growing Major Economy

Michigan Business Network
September 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Automation Alley is seeking Michigan companies to join its trade mission to India, the world's fastest growing economy. Trade mission participants will travel to New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune, India from Jan. 31 - Feb 8, 2020. India, a nation of 1.3 billion consumers, has an especially strong demand for Michigan-made products, services and technologies, including:

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CAMW! | Women in STEM (S.T.E.A.M.)

Michigan Business Beat
September 9, 2019 2:00 PM

Edythe Copeland, CEO, CAMW! stops in to the MBN studios to talk about women in STEM, and when you include the Arts, that makes it STEAM.

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$240,000 Initial State Site Readiness Fund Will Help Lansing Region Proactively Attract Business

Pure Lansing
September 6, 2019 11:00 AM

MEDC Site Readiness Improvement Funds to Prepare Key Sites for Shovel-Ready Development

LANSING, Mich. – Shovel-ready sites eliminate the guess work for companies who are in decision making mode for new locations, which gives communities with shovel-ready sites a strategic advantage as they work to attract new businesses. With $240,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) new Site Readiness Improvement grant program, the Lansing region is armed with another proactive business attraction tool. Four strategic sites across the region, located in the City of Leslie, City of Lansing, Village of Webberville and Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC, Lansing/Dewitt Township) shared in partnership with Capital Region Airport Authority, will soon take large strides in preparing development-ready properties.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Riverfront Pavilion” project in Otsego

Michigan Business Network
September 4, 2019 9:00 AM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

 

LANSING, Mich. – The riverfront of the Kalamazoo River in downtown Otsego will gain a gathering space through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Otsego Mainstreet DDA announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Farm Bureau to Invest in AI Technology to Support Agents through LEAP’s PROTO InsurTech Program

Pure Lansing
September 3, 2019 2:00 PM

Farm Bureau Seeks to Transform Customer Experience with New Chatbot Technology

LANSING, Mich. – The future has arrived at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan in the form of chatbot technology that learns from and adapts to customer cues. Supportomate is the high-tech startup from Israel behind this innovative artificial intelligence (AI) driven chatbot and one of the first graduates of LEAP’s PROTO Accelerator InsurTech program.

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City of Hillsdale Receives Certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

Michigan Business Network
August 28, 2019 12:00 PM

Designation facilitates private investment, improves economic development opportunities

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

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