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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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MEDC | Expands Opportunities for Business Attraction and Community Growth in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
April 24, 2019 9:00 AM

New Jobs Ready Michigan program boosts business attraction efforts

Changes focus on attracting highly competitive projects to Michigan, helping smaller communities around state

LANSING Mich. -The Michigan Strategic Fund approved updated tools and changes to two current Michigan Economic Development Corporation programs that will bolster the state’s business attraction efforts and provide additional opportunities for Michigan businesses and communities to thrive and grow, the MEDC announced today.

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MEDC | New MEDC Marketing Campaigns Support Business Attraction, Growth Opportunities in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2019 4:00 PM

MEDC celebrates 20 years with continued commitment to making Michigan a great place to live, work and play 

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm, marked its 20-year anniversary today by announcing the launch of two new integrated marketing campaigns, building on the message that Michigan is the optimum place for companies to locate and grow.

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MEDC | Six Michigan Companies Joined MEDC at Hannover Messe

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2019 12:00 PM

 

LANSING, Mich.  Business leaders from six Michigan companies joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at Hannover Messe 2019, it took place on April 1 through 5 in Hannover, Germany.

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MEDC | Aerospace Summit Highlights Opportunities for Growth in Key Industry

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2019 4:00 PM

Pure Michigan Business Connect coordinates supplier-purchaser meetings 

DETROIT, Mich. – Representatives from leading U.S. aerospace companies attended the Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit Wednesday April 10, 2019 at Ford Field. The gathering paired teams from global companies looking to establish contracts with Michigan-based suppliers and underscores Michigan’s fast-growing aerospace landscape and broader business climate that includes one of the strongest manufacturing-based economies in the nation.

MBN was on hand for coverage, and this is just the first of our reports from there. Stay tuned to MBN for audio excerpts,interviews and plenty of photos from the summit. 

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MEDC | Seven Michigan Companies to Travel to Brazil and Colombia to Expand Export Opportunities

Michigan Business Network
March 22, 2019 3:00 PM

 

LANSING, Mich. – Business leaders from seven Michigan companies will travel to Brazil and Colombia on Sunday to meet with prospective partners, distributors and customers to increase export opportunities in these markets. 

The trade mission, taking place March 24-29, is being coordinated by the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers (GSGP) in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s International Trade Program.

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MEDC | City of Howell Receives Certification as Redevelopment Ready Community (Clone)

Michigan Business Network
March 21, 2019 4:00 PM

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, the city of Howell has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

The MEDC will formally presented the award Monday, Feb. 11th, at City Hall, prior to a City Council meeting, to recognize the city of Howell’s new designation. City Hall is located at 611 East Grand River Avenue in Howell.

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MEDC | Companies Adding 262 Jobs, Investing Total of $29.6 Million in Northern, SE Michigan

Michigan Business Network
March 21, 2019 1:00 PM

  • Developments in Mt. Clemens, Pontiac, Evart will generate private investment of $29.6 million
  • Korean auto supplier erae AMS USA establishing new manufacturing operations in Pontiac
  • Expansions underscore strength of state’s automotive manufacturing talent

LANSING, Mich.  Three business expansions that will generate a total of $29.6 million in private investment and create 262 jobs in Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for Hoop Skirt Alley Project in Charlevoix

Michigan Business Network
March 21, 2019 8:00 AM

$6,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative 

LANSING, Mich. – An alleyway in downtown Charlevoix will be transformed into an interactive space, improving walkability and adding to the vibrancy of town through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the City of Charlevoix and Charlevoix Main Street DDA announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $6,000 by April 30, 2019, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by the MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/alley.

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