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MEDC | Vacant Building Transformed Into Retail Hub in Downtown Flint

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 12:00 PM

  • High-profile spaces on city’s main street to attract small businesses, add diversity to commercial district
  • Latest development another crucial step toward economic revitalization

LANSING, Mich. – From urban centers to small cities to some of the state’s most charming villages, there’s one compelling feature of all successful downtowns – a distinctive range of small businesses with uniquely local appeal. With the development of a high-profile space in downtown Flint, Uptown Reinvestment Corp. is adding that essential ingredient to the ongoing development of the city’s main street.

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MEDC | Schupan & Sons Expanding in Kalamazoo, Investing $10.1 Million and Creating 80 Jobs

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Metals and plastics recycling company Schupan & Sons Incorporated is expanding at two locations in Kalamazoo with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. 

The project is expected to generate total private investment of $10.1 million and create 80 jobs. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for Before the Bay Park project in Bay City

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 9:00 AM

$30,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Bay City will transform the underused Realtor Park into a vibrant park with public art through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $30,000 by January 15, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/beforethebay.

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MEDC | Meridian Township Receives Certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 8:00 AM

Designation facilitates private investment, improves economic development opportunities

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

The MEDC will formally present the award in recognition of the township’s new designation at a community event on Friday, November 16 starting at 3:00pm in the community room at Elevation Okemos, located at 3595 Jolly Oak Rd. in Okemos.  

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MEDC | The U.S. Department of Commerce is hosting a dynamic international business conference for the Aerospace, Defense, and Security sectors.

Michigan Business Network
November 15, 2018 5:00 PM

 

The U.S. Department of Commerce is hosting a dynamic international business conference for the Aerospace, Defense, and Security sectors.

 

 

Discover Global Markets: Indo-Pacific – Aerospace, Defense and Security, will bring together global leaders across the aerospace, defense, and security sectors and will be held in Salt Lake City, December 10-12, 2018.  This conference is part of the USG’s strategy to increase U.S. exports to the Indo-Pacific region and bring actionable international opportunities to U.S firms; you can read about the U.S. Department of Commerce strategy here.   

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MEDC | Sugar Free Specialties Expanding in Plainfield Township, Investing $2.3 Million

Michigan Business Network
November 12, 2018 4:00 PM

 

LANSING, Mich. – Sugar Free Specialties, a manufacturer of sugar-free nutritional candy, is expanding in Plainfield Township with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The project is expected to generate total private investment of $2.3 million and create 50 jobs. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over a competing site in Indiana.

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MEDC | Grayling, Sault Ste. Marie win state support for downtown improvement projects

Michigan Business Network
November 5, 2018 4:00 PM

 

LANSING, Mich. – The cities of Grayling and Sault Ste. Marie are making improvements in their downtowns with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The completed projects are expected to generate additional public and private investment of $610,000.

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MEDC | HTI Cybernetics Expanding in Sterling Heights, Investing $20.6 Million

Michigan Business Network
November 5, 2018 3:00 PM


  • Project creates 100 high-tech manufacturing jobs
  • Long-term employer continues to invest in Sterling Heights
  • Development underscores strength of Michigan’s leadership in high-tech manufacturing



LANSING, Mich. – HTI Cybernetics, Inc., a provider of automated and robotic welding systems, is expanding its manufacturing and headquarters operations in Sterling Heights with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

The project is expected to generate total private investment of $20.6 million and create 100 jobs over five years. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in Mexico and Canada.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for the Huss Project Imaginarium in Three Rivers

Michigan Business Network
November 2, 2018 3:00 PM

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

LANSING, Mich. – Three Rivers will soon be home to a whimsical year-round public space that will transform the historic Huss School into the Huss Project Imaginarium through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit *culture is not optional announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by December 15, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/hussproject. 

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for Build Institute’s innovation hub at The Corner in Detroit

Michigan Business Network
November 2, 2018 1:00 PM

$27,675 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

  • $50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative
  • Project complements other MEDC-supported developments in Corktown

LANSING, Mich. – Build Institute will launch a first-ever inclusive innovation hub for Detroit entrepreneurs at The Corner, located on the former site of Tigers Stadium in Corktown. The center will be funded with the help of a new crowdfunding campaign offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit Build Institute announced today.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by December 30, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit:patronicity.com/build.

 

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