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MEDC | Grants provide vital support to pillar cultural institutions; strengthen community arts, history, educational organizations

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs announces 2018-19 recipients

Funds delivered to more than two-thirds of state’s 83 counties

LANSING, Mich. – High-profile fine-and-performing arts institutions, community theater groups, musical festivals, historical societies, art centers and educational centers are among 506 recipients sharing $10.7 million in arts grants. Funds to grantees for 2018-19 fiscal year were announced today by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for GreenLight East Jordan project

Michigan Business Network
September 11, 2018 4:00 PM

$5,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

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MEDC | Business Expansions Create 136 Jobs in SE Michigan

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 3:00 PM

  • Projects in Auburn Hills, Novi will generate private investment of $63.1 million
  • Projects underscore strength of state’s manufacturing talent

LANSING, Mich. – Two global robotics suppliers are planning expansions in Southeast Michigan with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund support, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Investments by FANUC and Nachi are expected to generate $63.1 million in private investment and create 136 jobs.

“The decision by these companies to expand in Michigan rather than in other states means good jobs for our residents and demonstrates the strength of our state’s manufacturing talent pool,” said Jeff Mason, CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.

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MEDC | Boyne City Named Great American Main Street Semi-Finalist

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 2:00 PM

Competition recognizes communities for exceptional commercial revitalization efforts

LANSING, Mich. – The city of Boyne City has been named a semi-finalist in the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street competition, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

“As a result of hard work and an extreme belief in downtown, the city of Boyne City fits the definition of a Great American Main Street,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Community Development Katharine Czarnecki. “Boyne City has worked diligently to enhance the sense of place and improve the character of its downtown, and is well-deserving of this recognition.”

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MCDC | Promotes Eric Kehler to Vice President

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 12:00 PM

 

East Lansing, MI (August 28, 2018) - Michigan Certified Development Corporation (MCDC) President Mark Williams is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Kehler to Vice President - 504 Lending.

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MEDC | Hires A-Lex International to Help With Japanese Business Investment Attraction Efforts in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 11:00 AM

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced that A-Lex International Marketing has been selected to assist with Japanese attraction efforts in Michigan with the goal of creating new jobs and private investment in the state.

“In the ever-intense competition to attract foreign based companies to Michigan, it is of utmost importance to strengthen our ties with key partners,” said MEDC CEO Jeff Mason. “We are greatly appreciative of our relationships with the government and businesses in Japan, and A-Lex International will help us move forward and strengthen those relationships.”

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MEDC | Michigan Defense Center and Congressman Paul Mitchell Highlight Michigan’s Defense Opportunities

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 10:00 AM

Arsenal of Innovation event aims to connect local vendors to federal and military contracts

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights was the third stop today in a four-month statewide tour to support Michigan defense-related businesses. The “Arsenal of Innovation” event aims to inform and assist Michigan companies that are interested in pursuing contracts with Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The event was hosted by the Michigan Defense Center, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and keynoted by U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell (Dryden Township). Additional forums will be held around the state through October.

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MEDC | Business expansions, community improvement project catalyst for new private investment and jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 31, 2018 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Three business expansions and a community revitalization project that will generate a total of $5.8 million in private investment and create 245 jobs have received Michigan Strategic Fund support, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

“These projects will lead to new business growth, good jobs and further investment into these communities,” said Jeff Mason, CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.

 

 “We’re pleased to work with our local partners and support these expansions to continue to grow Michigan’s economy,” he said.

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MEDC | Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Attract $100M, and Creates 312 jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 30, 2018 9:00 AM

  • New advanced vehicle technology centers in SE Michigan underscore Michigan’s automotive global R&D leadership
  • New hotel downtown Flint hotel key to tourism, economic developmentLANSING, Mich. – Vital support for two private development projects that offer compelling signs of the ongoing growth of the state’s automotive research-and-development community and a significant step in the economic revival of downtown Flint was approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund board today. Overall, the MSF board approved projects expected to generate nearly $100 million in private investment and create 312 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.
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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for GhostLight Theatre in Benton Harbor

Michigan Business Network
August 17, 2018 8:00 PM

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

LANSING, Mich. – Benton Harbor will soon add to its arts district with the addition of the GhostLight Theatre to be completed through a new crowdfunding campaign,the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit GhostLight Productions announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by October 1, 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/ghostlight.

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