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LSCP | Public Policy (noun): Government Policies That Affect the Whole Population

U.P. Perspectives
April 23, 2018 9:00 AM

Public policy is not something everyone thinks about but is very important in how our society is managed. The Center for Civic Education defines specific attributes of public policy that help to expand on the above basic definition.

You can clearly see that a key ingredient for good public policy is the “public” part. That is you and me. When we vote, we are making a choice of individuals we trust to work through the policy process, often referred to as sausage making, with our best interests in mind.

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DNR Offers Some Great Fishing Events This Year

Party @ MI Place
April 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Elyse Walter Department of Natural Resources spoke of the many fun events produced by the DNR (Fishing Division) and how to get involved with the DNR events.

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Nine Opportunity Zone Designations Approved Across the Tri-County Region

Pure Lansing
April 10, 2018 1:00 PM

Designation Increases Economic Investment Opportunities

Lansing, MI – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced the approval of new Opportunity Zone designations Monday, including within nine communities across the Tri-County region. Opportunity Zones, established through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are intended to spur private investment, economic growth, and job creation in distressed areas, through tax incentives tied to the longevity of the investments. Governor Snyder with support from the Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) submitted Michigan’s application for 288 eligible zones from across the state.

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LSCP | Michigan’s Upper Peninsula - The Purest of Michigan

U.P. Perspectives
April 5, 2018 9:00 AM

While you are familiar with the LSCP and our economic development efforts in Marquette County, you may not realize that there are similar organizations across the U.P. that serve the same purpose in their communities. You may surmise that we fight for projects and protect our turf, but, we actually do quite the opposite.

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Employers Turning to Non-traditional Talent

Michigan Business Beat
April 5, 2018 7:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! CAMW! Lansing, MI, to talk about how employers are turning to non-traditional talent. 

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Business & Workforce Development Striving at LCC

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2018 11:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Bo Garcia, Dean of Community Education & Workforce Development at Lansing Community College. Bo talks about the great things happening at LCC concerning education, workforce & business development and how people can get involved.

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Strike Out Baseball Sets Its Sight Lansing

Michigan Business Beat
March 22, 2018 9:00 AM

Growing up in the Detroit metro, baseball was a big part of Jeff Lazaros's life, and he worked at a career in "ball" he also has family connections with the Detroit Tigers.

As another season approaches Chris Holman sat down and talks with Jeff Lazaros designer and creator of Strike Out Baseball. Strike Out baseball is mixture of real baseball and digital baseball and requires as little as 4 people on the field. He is currently working to bring a facility to the Lansing, MI area. 

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary This Year

U.P. Perspectives
March 15, 2018 1:00 PM

As many in the Upper Peninsula know, the LSCP (Lake Superior Community Partnership), in Marquette County is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. But this economic development group is a great example of good things on the move in Michigan. Below is the speech their Chief Executive Officer, Amy Clickner gave at their annual dinner, trying to put the last 20 years into words.

“How can you sum up 20 years? How do you convey exactly how you feel about the organization you basically grew up in? The one you have so much pride in that the advice “don’t take it personally” or “it’s just a job” is really tough to swallow and makes you work harder?

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Periodic Update with Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2018 10:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Detroit, MI. Catching up with Paul.

They review the activity of the US and Michigan economies. Checking on Interest Rates, and what the rest of '18 is shaping up with! That full interview can be heard by clicking on the SoundCloud PodCast embedded below.

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MMDC: A Catalyst for Talent

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes James McBryde, President, MMDC (Middle Michigan Development Corp) to talk about how the MMDC has been working with CMU to fill the talent gap in the skilled trades. The talent issue is the #1 issue that Michigan is facing right now and the MMDC is proving to be a great catalyst for finding engineering talent.

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