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SBA News release |Support Small Business Saturday

Michigan Business Beat
November 19, 2018 12:00 PM

From small towns to urban areas across the
state, shopping small helps local economies and job growth

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office and its resource partners are supporting the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, and reinforcing the importance of shopping local this holiday season. Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday focuses on the tremendous impact shopping small can make in local communities. 

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BBB Warning | Avoid These Holiday Scams

Michigan Business Network
November 19, 2018 11:00 AM

News Release Provided By BBB

Southfield, MI - November 16, 2018 - With Black Friday just a week away, BBB urges consumers to be cautious of the popular scams that often appear this time of year. BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula received several reports of holiday scams in 2017 and the years prior.

Last year, consumers spent $7.9 billion on Black Friday and another $6.6 billion online for Cyber Monday.

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MEDC | Vacant Building Transformed Into Retail Hub in Downtown Flint

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 12:00 PM

  • High-profile spaces on city’s main street to attract small businesses, add diversity to commercial district
  • Latest development another crucial step toward economic revitalization

LANSING, Mich. – From urban centers to small cities to some of the state’s most charming villages, there’s one compelling feature of all successful downtowns – a distinctive range of small businesses with uniquely local appeal. With the development of a high-profile space in downtown Flint, Uptown Reinvestment Corp. is adding that essential ingredient to the ongoing development of the city’s main street.

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MEDC | Schupan & Sons Expanding in Kalamazoo, Investing $10.1 Million and Creating 80 Jobs

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Metals and plastics recycling company Schupan & Sons Incorporated is expanding at two locations in Kalamazoo with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. 

The project is expected to generate total private investment of $10.1 million and create 80 jobs. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for Before the Bay Park project in Bay City

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 9:00 AM

$30,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Bay City will transform the underused Realtor Park into a vibrant park with public art through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $30,000 by January 15, 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/beforethebay.

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MEDC | Meridian Township Receives Certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2018 8:00 AM

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, Meridian Township has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today.

The MEDC will formally present the award in recognition of the township’s new designation at a community event on Friday, November 16 starting at 3:00pm in the community room at Elevation Okemos, located at 3595 Jolly Oak Rd. in Okemos.  

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MEDC | The U.S. Department of Commerce is hosting a dynamic international business conference for the Aerospace, Defense, and Security sectors.

Michigan Business Network
November 15, 2018 5:00 PM

 

The U.S. Department of Commerce is hosting a dynamic international business conference for the Aerospace, Defense, and Security sectors.

 

 

Discover Global Markets: Indo-Pacific – Aerospace, Defense and Security, will bring together global leaders across the aerospace, defense, and security sectors and will be held in Salt Lake City, December 10-12, 2018.  This conference is part of the USG’s strategy to increase U.S. exports to the Indo-Pacific region and bring actionable international opportunities to U.S firms; you can read about the U.S. Department of Commerce strategy here.   

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Nate Miller Named First Lansing Ignite Head Coach

Michigan Business Beat
November 14, 2018 1:00 PM

Veteran Collegiate and PDL Coach to Lead Inaugural Season 

LANSING, Mich. – On Wednesday, Lansing Ignite Vice President and General Manager Jeremy Sampson announced the hiring of veteran collegiate and Premier Development League (PDL) coach Nate Miller as the first head coach in the club’s history.

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MEDC | Sugar Free Specialties Expanding in Plainfield Township, Investing $2.3 Million

Michigan Business Network
November 12, 2018 4:00 PM

 

LANSING, Mich. – Sugar Free Specialties, a manufacturer of sugar-free nutritional candy, is expanding in Plainfield Township with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The project is expected to generate total private investment of $2.3 million and create 50 jobs. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over a competing site in Indiana.

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Peters, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Expand Opportunity for Disabled Veterans in Highway Projects

Michigan Business Network
November 9, 2018 1:30 PM

News Release Provided On Behalf of Senator G. Peters Office

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