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Lansing hosting Grow with Google Friday/Saturday March 9 &10!

Michigan Business Network
March 8, 2018 8:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Peter Schottenfels, Communications Manager with Google, and he's based in New York City. They discuss how Google is bringing their tour of Grow with Google to Michigan's capital city.

Why Lansing? Well, Google is excited to bring the Grow with Google Tour to Michigan’s capital. With a growing downtown and as a center for government, education, and manufacturing, Lansing is on the move. Lansing ranks as one of the best Midwest cities for recent college graduates and is home to several respected organizations doing incredible digital skills work that we are so excited to work with.

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CAMW! Set for Lansing Grow with Google Friday/Saturday

Michigan Business Network
March 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Edythe Hatter-Williams of Capital Area Michigan Works! joins Chris Holman for an in studio interview discussing how CAMW! is proud to join Google to bring Grow with Google, a two-day event to help job seekers, small businesses, students, teachers and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills to Lansing, MI.

Grow with Google is being held at Lansing Community College’s Gannon Building on March 9 and 10. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday (for educators).

All workshops are no cost to participants.

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Michigan's Future Economics With Dr. Ballard

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2018 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Dr. Charles L. Ballard, Department of Economics, MSU to the Michigan Business Beat. Dr. Ballard catches the business world up about Michigan's recent MACRO economics. He covers the Federal Reserve's new director and how in the future the auto industry may not be the leading factor in Michigan's economy.

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Red Cedar Renaissance Development Agreement Heads to Lansing City Council for Consideration

Pure Lansing
February 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Key Michigan Avenue Corridor Project Could Take a Major Step Forward

Lansing, MI – A key development proposal situated on the Michigan Avenue corridor could be taking a major step forward next week. Following five years of detailed negotiations, the Red Cedar Renaissance development agreement is headed to Lansing City Council for a 30-day introduction, public hearing and consideration, beginning on Monday, February 26.

Redevelopment of the former Red Cedar golf course site at the intersection of US-127 and Clippert Street would strengthen the connection between the State Capitol and Michigan State University. The development agreement includes plans for a multigenerational mixed-used global village, which incorporates diversified housing options, a main street, a river view restaurant, parks, connection to the river trail, low impact environmental design, and new hotels; all elements identified through three public charrettes.

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New Association Awakens Sleeping Giant

Michigan Business Beat
February 26, 2018 9:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes back Tony Vernaci to talk about the new association AIAM and how it is helping to strengthen Michigan's Aerospace Industry. Tony, Executive Director of  AIAM, (Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan) highlights what the association will be doing in 2018 to move along Michigan's Economy.

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New Program Helps Businesses With Exporting

Michigan Business Beat
February 20, 2018 1:00 PM

MBN's Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Kimberly P Hafley, Director of Mktg & Recruitment, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC to the Michigan Business Beat. Kim talks about how Foster Swift and the MEDC have come together to develop the Legal Essentials to Export Toolkit 2018.

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CAMW! Synergy With Regional MVPs

Michigan Business Network
February 14, 2018 11:00 AM

Capital Area Michigan Works! of Lansing, MI, is working with several companies and organizations across Mid-Michigan to enhance workforce development.

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Entrepreneurs Gain Support Through LEAP

Pure Lansing
February 7, 2018 3:00 PM

Seven Regional Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Receive $15,000 to Enhance Entrepreneurialism

Lansing, MI – The three county Lansing area is a great place for entrepreneurs to grow their ideas, due to strong ecosystem support. As one of many efforts to build, grow, and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) awarded $15,000 in Regional Innovation Network Group (RING) grants recently.

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2018 U.P. MICHIGAN ECONOMIC FORECAST

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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