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Five Startups Launching Pilots, Addressing Mobility Challenges in Michigan; PlanetM Adds Testing Facility Partners

Michigan Business Network
May 14, 2019 1:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — From secure prescription drug deliveries for cancer patients to autonomous shuttles at a college campus, the latest round of PlanetM Mobility Grant recipients are offering consumer-focused solutions in industries with the greatest need, while the addition of two new testing facility partners – Keweenaw Research Center at Michigan Technological University (MTU) and the Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium (MUASC) – increases opportunities for testing new mobility-focused technologies throughout the state.  

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Creston After Dark project in Grand Rapids

Michigan Business Network
May 12, 2019 2:00 PM

$25,655 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative 

LANSING, Mich. – The Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids will come alive through a public murals and greening crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Lions and Rabbits, and nonprofit Experience Live Art announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Carp River Kiln Gateway Plaza in Marquette

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2019 3:00 PM

$25,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative  

LANSING, Mich. – Marquette will resurrect its historical Carp River beehive kiln and feature it in the new destination plaza along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail through a crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority (IOHRA) announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Pure Michigan Releases Ambient Music Album Composed by Local Artists Celebrating Michigan, Inspiring Travel

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2019 9:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Combining the natural sounds of Michigan’s iconic state parks with its rich musical history and talent, Pure Sounds of Michigan is a first-of-its-kind, ambient album designed to bring new awareness of and inspire travel to the state of Michigan. Being released by Pure Michigan in its entirety on May 22, the album utilizes the power of sound to transport listeners to fond memories and inspire trip-planning to the state.

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Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II congratulate students entering the workforce in Professional Trades during Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2019 6:00 PM

State, education and business stakeholders applaud students entering workforce, hope to help encourage young talent to consider the vast pipeline of opportunities

Brian Wing, LiUNA apprentice, addresses students during Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week event at Oakland Schools Technical Campus - Northeast.

Lansing, Mich. – The inaugural Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week events on May 7 and May 10 will recognize students from career centers in Oakland and Saginaw counties and honor their dedication to pursue one of the many high-wage, high-demand apprenticeships or Professional Trades opportunities available statewide.

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Michigan companies travel to Canada to expand export opportunities

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2019 4:00 PM

Business leaders from six Michigan companies are headed to the Canada Trade Mission 

LANSING, Mich. – Business leaders from six Michigan companies are traveling in Canada next week to meet with prospective partners and customers to increase export opportunities.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Parcourse Renovation in Watervliet

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2019 10:00 AM

$35,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Lakeland Hospital Watervliet is creating a space for citizens in the Tri-City area of Watervliet, Coloma and Hartford, as well as southwest Michigan, to focus on their fitness and overall well-being through a new crowdfunding campaign the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Lakeland Health Foundation announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Flint Community Water Lab

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2019 8:00 AM

$35,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative 

LANSING, Mich. – Flint will gain a fully functional water testing lab operated by Flint residents, helping to rebuild the trust that was broken during the Flint Water Crisis through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Freshwater Future and Evergreen Community Development Initiative announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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MEDC | Two New Business Expansions, Community Development Project Bring Investment, Jobs to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
April 25, 2019 5:00 PM

CertainTeed Ceilings Corporation expanding in L’Anse, creating 25 jobs

Miniature Custom Manufacturing expands facilities in Vicksburg, adding 37 jobs

Community development project in South Haven will reactivate vacant lot, create 10 jobs

LANSING, Mich. – Three projects expected to generate a total investment of $17.8 million and create 72 jobs in Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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MEDC | Site Readiness Program Deadline May 1st

Michigan Business Network
April 25, 2019 4:00 PM

Michigan to Gain Competitive Advantage in Attracting New Businesses Through New Site Readiness Program

Program will bring available sites closer to “shovel ready” status

Grants of up to $100,000 available to local partners for assistance with site readiness preparation

In an ongoing effort to expand the state’s economic development toolkit, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced a new program today aimed at boosting Michigan’s inventory of available properties ready to compete for business attraction projects. Working with local partners to identify areas for improvement, MEDC has launched the Michigan Site Readiness Program, giving Michigan cities and sites a competitive advantage in business attraction and expansion projects.

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