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Planet M Launches Grant Program to Support Mobility Startups

Michigan Business Beat
June 7, 2018 9:00 PM

 

PlanetM Launches grant program to support mobility startups Derq, MDOT, Mcity announced as first partners
of two-part program
 

Detroit, Mich. — Mobility startups now have access to more than $1 million in grant funding, thanks to a new statewide PlanetM program announced today. The two-part program, one of the first of its kind, includes a PlanetM Pilot Grant and a PlanetM Testing Grant, was unveiled during the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting held in Detroit, MI.

June 21st update: Jeffrey Mosher interviewed Amanda Roraff, PlanetM Operations Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, out of Detroit. They discuss this announcement and the Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative and the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge.

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CubeSmart Self Storage Facility to Host Grand Opening Celebration

Michigan Business Network
June 5, 2018 8:00 AM

 

 

Lansing, MI – The City of Lansing, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), and Macritchie Storage are pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration of a newly remodeled building at 506 S Hosmer Street in Lansing. The facility has been transformed into CubeSmart Self-Storage, which offers 600 climate controlled self-storage units, as well as secured parking spaces for RV and boat storage.

 

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Planet M Mobility Report for mid-July 2017

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2017 5:00 PM

From working with global leaders to challenging innovative startups for solutions, Michigan is putting a strong focus on building smart infrastructure and protecting vehicle and driver data. These fundamental pieces to advancing connected and driverless technologies are all part of the year 'round work being done on Planet M to advance the mobility of tomorrow. Here are some of the latest news announcements you might have missed.

Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President, Planet M

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City of Lansing Introduces Façade Improvement Matching Grant Opportunity

Michigan Business Network
July 10, 2017 5:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Today, the City of Lansing annouced a new matching grant opportunity for commericial, mixed-use, and office spaces outside of the downtown area. The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to $15,000 in one-to-one reimbursed matching funds for new permanent structural and aestheic improvements in critical areas of the City.

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MEDC - Focused on What Cyber-Security Means for All Businesses

Michigan Business Beat
May 8, 2017 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Mark Ignash, CFCM, GWCCM, Program Manager, Defense Operations at MEDC. He shares about MEDC's overall mission, and how they support events which get out the information about how all businesses can protect themselves against Cyber-Security threats.
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03-09-2017: 2017 Pure Michigan Agribusiness Summit

Michigan Business Network
March 6, 2017 10:00 AM

Pure Michigan Business Connect and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are excited to announce the fourth annual Pure Michigan Agribusiness Summit! This full day matchmaking initiative will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace (46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374) on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Featuring multiple opportunities for all companies invited to attend, this event will create a platform linking buyers to Michigan growers and processors.

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03-14-2017: Spartan Showcase: Business Inclusion Summit

Michigan Business Network
February 9, 2017 3:30 PM

Michigan State University, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, will be hosting the Spartan Showcase: Business Inclusion Summit on March 14 at MSU’s College of Human Medicine in Flint, MI. Both the MSU buying community and select MSU suppliers will be meeting with outside suppliers of all backgrounds.

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02-21-2017: Spartan Showcase: Business Inclusion Summit Registration Deadline

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Michigan State University, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, will be hosting the Spartan Showcase: Business Inclusion Summit on March 14 at MSU’s College of Human Medicine in Flint, MI. Both the MSU buying community and select MSU suppliers will be meeting with outside suppliers of all backgrounds.  The final day to register for this event is on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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Pure Michigan Agribusiness Summit is back!

Michigan Business Beat
February 2, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Bobby Chasnis, Development & Operations Manager of Pure Michigan Business Connect. Great news! The application link for the fourth annual Pure Michigan Agribusiness Summit is open. The event will be taking place on Thursday, March 9th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

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Pure Michigan Business Connect - Michigan Agriculture Summit Interviews

Michigan Business Beat
May 18, 2016 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher is sitting in for Chris Holman and is at the Pure Michigan Business Connect - Michigan Agriculture Summit. His first interview is with Tony Hall, of Busche's Fresh Food Market, a grocery retail chain with 15 locations, located in southeast Michigan. Tony explains that this Summit provides opportunities for connections, so they can get local produce direct, which keeps it very fresh for its customers. His business is hoping to make 80 connections during this Summit.

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