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MEDC | Allegiant Air expands operations at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Michigan Business Beat
January 18, 2019 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

Allegiant Air expands operations at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, adding 66 jobs in Grand Rapids

  • Project will generate private investment of $42.8 million
  • Company adding nonstop service to two new cities
  • Location key to company’s strategic growth

 

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MEDC | Wise Systems named Startup of the Year, WaveSense named Best in Show by PlanetM at the North American International Auto Show

Michigan Business Beat
January 16, 2019 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

PlanetM, Techstars and Automobili-D recognized the most innovative mobility solutions and startups at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

Tuesday, January 15 - Detroit – Today, PlanetM announced Wise Systems as the 2019 Techstars Startup of the Year and WaveSense as PlanetM Awards Best in Show, awarded by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, at Automobili-D, the mobility portion of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).  

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MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect | SAVE THE DATE ! The 2019 Aerospace Summit

Michigan Business Beat
January 16, 2019 1:00 PM

 

Pure Michigan Business Connect will host the second annual Pure Michigan Aerospace
Summit on April 10th in Downtown Detroit at Ford Field.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Chapin Mansion Access for All” project in Niles

Michigan Business Network
January 9, 2019 4:00 PM

$15,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – The Chapin Mansion in Niles will soon become a community center for all enjoy through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Niles History Center announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $15,000 by March 8, 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/chapin.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Rutherford Pool’s “Bathhouse 2.0” Project in Ypsilanti

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 2:00 PM

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

LANSING, Mich. – Ypsilanti’s favorite community pool will soon be updated and receive a new bathhouse through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit Friends of Rutherford Pool announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by March 9, 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/rutherford.

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Michigan Development Projects Receive National Recognition

Michigan Business Network
January 7, 2019 9:00 AM

New Release Provided By MEDC

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MEDC | Business Expansions Create 184 Jobs in SE Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
December 27, 2018 5:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC
  • Developments in Southfield, Ann Arbor generate private investment of $10.9 million
  • Projects underscore strength of state’s tech talent; growth of biotech industry

LANSING, Mich. – Two companies are planning expansions in Southeast Michigan with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Investments by Cayman Chemical Company and Technosoft Corporation are expected to generate $10.9 million in private investment and create 184 high-paying jobs.

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MEDC | Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Attract $116.1 Million in Investment, Create 719 Jobs in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2018 4:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

  • Wisconsin-based Waupaca Foundry to establish facility in Gogebic County
  • Downtown Lansing grocery gains MSF support
  • Catalytic projects will impact communities around state

LANSING, Mich. – At today’s final meeting of 2018, the Michigan Strategic Fund board took on a wide range of projects that will keep Michigan’s momentum moving forward in the new year. In all, the developments approved today are expected to generate a total capital investment of $116.2 million and create 719 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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MEDC | Wisconsin-Based Waupaca Foundry Plans Expansion into Ironwood

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2018 2:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

  • Expansion will create 61 skilled jobs in Gogebic County
  • Global castings manufacturer chooses Michigan for access to high-quality talent

LANSING, Mich.  Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality cast and machined iron components for the transportation and industrial markets, plans to expand in the city of Ironwood, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

 The project is expected to generate total private investment of $4.3 million and create 61 jobs. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Arkansas and Wisconsin.

 

“Waupaca Foundry’s decision to establish a facility in Ironwood is great news for Gogebic County and will mean good jobs for many of the talented workers in the region,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “We applaud the company for choosing to locate here and are thrilled to welcome them to Michigan.”

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MEDC | A World of Opportunity

Michigan Business Beat
December 19, 2018 8:00 AM

Josh Hundt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer of the MEDC, Michigan Economic Development Corporation stops by the Michigan Business Network to talk about Michigan’s growth, E&I programs and the Toronto Global Forum.

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