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U.P. Perspectives
January 15, 2018 9:00 AM

Since 2012 Michigan Business Network wraps up each year with an Economic Forecast Series. 2017 was no different. These stops cover a wide geography of Michigan from the Detroit region and Grand Rapids, to Lansing, the Bay Region, Traverse City and we don't forget about the Upper Peninsula.

The stops conducted usually in November and December promote participation in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index, and later ones get to share the results of the newest survey. This is underwritten by Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, conducted by ROI Insight, and presented by Michigan Business Network. The video above is the encapsuled experience of that morning's event.

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Update on Recent Jobs Report

Michigan Business Beat
January 12, 2018 3:00 PM

Kurt Rankin small_836514910-1.jpgIt's a new year and Chris Holman welcomes back Kurt Rankin, Economist of the PNC Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh, PA to reflect on the recent jobs report, and reflections on the economy from 2017.

Kurt reviews where interest rates and economy are headed in 2018, and implications of new tax plan.

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What’s new for CAMW! In 2018?

Michigan Business Beat
January 9, 2018 9:00 AM

Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! Lansing, MI, stops by the new MBN Studio to talk with Jeffrey Mosher about the latest happenings at CAMW!

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Capital Area Manufacturing Council Travels to Italy

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher talks with Michelle Cordano, Executive Director of Capital Area Manufacturing Council at Capital Area Michigan Works! and gets the CAMW! Success Story of the Month.  

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A Look Back on the 2017 Economic Data

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Michigan Business Network’s Jeffrey Mosher talks with Kurt Rankin, Economist The PNC Financial Services Group. Kurt takes a look back on the recent jobs report from early December 2017. He also reflects on other economic data for the nation and Michigan over the past year. 

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GlowShop Takes Home $10,000 Prize

Pure Lansing
December 5, 2017 10:00 AM

GlowShop the Latest Business to be Hatched Through LEAP’s Business Pitch Competitions

LANSING, MI – Among tough competition from seven strong competitors, GlowShop and owner Alex Reny became the latest winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) annual Hatched event, held at the MSU University Club Wednesday evening. The Hatched brings together winners from LEAP’s monthly business pitch competition, The Hatching, for a final showdown and a crack at $10,000 in prize money.

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Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance Hires Director of Economic Development

U.P. Perspectives
November 30, 2017 1:00 PM

Dickinson County - The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) recently hired Lois Ellis as the Director of Economic Development.

Ellis has an extensive background in Economic Development in the Upper Peninsula. Her experience in economic development started in 2002, when she was hired at the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP). After 11 years at the LSCP, Lois worked as a Business Development Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Most recently, she was the President of Lasco, Inc.

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25th Anniversary of Michigan Festivals & Events | Kelven Tan

Party @ MI Place
November 27, 2017 3:00 PM

The Michigan Festivals & Events (MFEA) celebrates their 25th anniversary at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, MI November 2-5, 2017.

During Friday's Welcome Lunch Public Speaker on the Global Festival Market, Kelven Tan delivers some key insights into how to create successful festivals and events. Included below is audio from his luncheon keynote speech.

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Community Partners Come Together to Dedicate New Public Art Sculpture

Pure Lansing
November 7, 2017 10:00 AM


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VIDEO: Government Doesn’t Create Jobs, You Create Jobs

Michigan Business Network
November 7, 2017 9:00 AM

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