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FCA’s $4.5 Billion Investment in Michigan Recognized as 2019 Deal of the Year

globalEDGE Business Beat
January 9, 2020 10:00 AM

Part of FCA’s plans involve converting two Michigan-based plants into the future assembly site for the next-generation Jeep® Grand Cherokee, as well as an all-new three-row full-size Jeep SUV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models.  

 

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Planet M | Ford Makes $1.45B Investment, Extends Michigan's Leadership

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2019 9:00 AM

Extending Leadership in Design and Production of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this month announced the expansion of two of the company’s key facilities in Wayne and Dearborn and the establishment of a new vehicle modification center. The project, supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will generate a total private investment of more than $1.45 billion and create 3,000 new, well-paying jobs for Michigan workers through the Good Jobs for Michigan program.

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Planet M | Michigan's Mobility Ecosystem on Display in LA

Michigan Business Network
December 9, 2019 3:00 PM

Michigan's Mobility Ecosystem on Display in LA

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and PlanetM joined industry professionals and policymakers in Los Angeles to lead the urban mobility discussion and tout the state of Michigan’s robust mobility ecosystem at two major industry events this month, CoMotion LA and Automobility LA at the LA Auto Show.

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ChargeD Initiative Brings Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers to Downtown Detroit

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 3:00 PM

Last week, Project Kinetic, a unique collaboration between the public, private and philanthropic sectors, launched ChargeD – the city’s first network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in downtown Detroit’s Beacon Park. The four ChargePoint DC fast-charger stations enables Detroit residents and visitors to fast-charge their EVs while enjoying the park and learning about the benefits of EV ownership.

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Mobility Success Story Spotlight: Dataspeed

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2019 4:00 PM

Transportation today already looks vastly different than it did 100 years ago, but Dataspeed, Inc. is pushing the needle further, building the future of mobility from right here in Michigan.

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MICHAuto Report Highlights Michigan's Continued Leadership in Mobility

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2019 3:00 PM

Michigan: Global Leader in Next-Generation Mobility

MICHauto, Michigan’s automotive and mobility cluster association, in partnership with PlanetM, published a report highlighting Michigan’s mobility ecosystem. The report details everything from the state’s pilot projects to its education pipeline, connecting the state’s robust automotive and manufacturing past to its mobility future. It also showcases how the state’s business climate has played a key role in attracting top talent as well as technology companies needed for the success of the mobility industry.

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PlanetM Awards $450,000 in Grants to Mobility-Focused Startups, Including 2 New to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2019 11:00 AM

by Kurt Nagl

 

  • U.K., NYC companies to enter Michigan market
  • Carpooling, pedestrian safety among focuses of startups
  • This is the third round of mobility grants for PlanetM
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You Can Shape What’s Next In Mobility

Michigan Business Network
August 16, 2019 2:00 PM

Contribute your expertise to WCX™ World Congress Experience 2020

Your expertise can help propel the mobility industry forward at SAE International's WCX World Congress Experience 2020--- North America’s largest gathering of mobility engineering professionals. WCX provides the perfect platform to share the latest advancements in mobility through a technical presentation or development of a peer-reviewed manuscript.

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Building The Mobility Ecosystem

Michigan Business Beat
August 12, 2019 1:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network was on the road to the Traverse City Resort and Spa for the Management Briefing Seminars. MBS 2019 is put on by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and this year the focus was on the auto industry's commitment to change. The three day included more than 1,000 stakeholders, automakers, suppliers, startups, media, government. One of the panel discussions was on Building the Mobility Ecosystem and how stakeholders are developing the mobility ecosystem of the future. 

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Pratt & Miller Awarded Michigan Mobility Challenge

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Pratt & Miller, a new addition to the PlanetM Landing Zone in Detroit and recipient of the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge, is partnering with Michigan-based companies to address the mobility needs of seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans, including the development of autonomous electric shuttles that are ADA compliant.

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