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Ele's Place Grand Rapids Announces New Director

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2018 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Jaime Counterman new Director for Ele's Place in Grand Rapids, MI. Recently, Ele's Place Grand Rapids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support for grieving children and their families, announced that it hired Jaime Counterman as the new Director of the organization's West Michigan office.

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The Right Place Assists Medical Manufacturer with Local Expansion

Michigan Business Network
September 14, 2018 4:00 PM

Medbio investing $3.5 million to expand Cascade operations; 43 jobs created

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (Sept. 12, 2018):  Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Cascade Charter Township, announced that contract medical manufacturer Medbio is investing $3.5 million to expand its operations in the Cascade area. As a result, the company, based at 3637 Sysco Court, will add 43 jobs.

Medbio is an ISO 13485:2003-certified medical contract manufacturer, specializing in clean room injection molding, assembly, and packaging and has clients based throughout the U.S., Europe and Central America. The company is experiencing rapid growth with its injection molding operations and intends to purchase between 20 and 30 new injection molding machines.

As a result, the company needs additional space for assembly and packaging. The company plans to renovate a 25,000 SF building located across the street from its current operations to accommodate the growth.

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Marshall Plan for Talent innovation grant application process begins Wednesday, includes $59 million for pioneering solutions to close state’s talent gap

Michigan Business Beat
September 13, 2018 2:00 PM

Marshall Plan for Talent innovation grant
application process begins Wednesday, includes $59 million for pioneering solutions to close state’s talent gap

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business 2019 Nominations are OPEN!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Michigan sure knows how to celebrate.

Michigan's Premier Small Business Awards Program
2019 Award Nominations ARE OPEN!

Honor a small business and nominate them for the
2019 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program!

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MEDC | Grants provide vital support to pillar cultural institutions; strengthen community arts, history, educational organizations

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs announces 2018-19 recipients

Funds delivered to more than two-thirds of state’s 83 counties

LANSING, Mich. – High-profile fine-and-performing arts institutions, community theater groups, musical festivals, historical societies, art centers and educational centers are among 506 recipients sharing $10.7 million in arts grants. Funds to grantees for 2018-19 fiscal year were announced today by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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MEDC | Business Expansions Create 136 Jobs in SE Michigan

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 3:00 PM

  • Projects in Auburn Hills, Novi will generate private investment of $63.1 million
  • Projects underscore strength of state’s manufacturing talent

LANSING, Mich. – Two global robotics suppliers are planning expansions in Southeast Michigan with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund support, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Investments by FANUC and Nachi are expected to generate $63.1 million in private investment and create 136 jobs.

“The decision by these companies to expand in Michigan rather than in other states means good jobs for our residents and demonstrates the strength of our state’s manufacturing talent pool,” said Jeff Mason, CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.

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MEDC | Boyne City Named Great American Main Street Semi-Finalist

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 2:00 PM

Competition recognizes communities for exceptional commercial revitalization efforts

LANSING, Mich. – The city of Boyne City has been named a semi-finalist in the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street competition, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

“As a result of hard work and an extreme belief in downtown, the city of Boyne City fits the definition of a Great American Main Street,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Community Development Katharine Czarnecki. “Boyne City has worked diligently to enhance the sense of place and improve the character of its downtown, and is well-deserving of this recognition.”

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MCDC | Promotes Eric Kehler to Vice President

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 12:00 PM


East Lansing, MI (August 28, 2018) - Michigan Certified Development Corporation (MCDC) President Mark Williams is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Kehler to Vice President - 504 Lending.

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MEDC | Hires A-Lex International to Help With Japanese Business Investment Attraction Efforts in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 11:00 AM

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced that A-Lex International Marketing has been selected to assist with Japanese attraction efforts in Michigan with the goal of creating new jobs and private investment in the state.

“In the ever-intense competition to attract foreign based companies to Michigan, it is of utmost importance to strengthen our ties with key partners,” said MEDC CEO Jeff Mason. “We are greatly appreciative of our relationships with the government and businesses in Japan, and A-Lex International will help us move forward and strengthen those relationships.”

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MEDC | Michigan Defense Center and Congressman Paul Mitchell Highlight Michigan’s Defense Opportunities

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 10:00 AM

Arsenal of Innovation event aims to connect local vendors to federal and military contracts

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights was the third stop today in a four-month statewide tour to support Michigan defense-related businesses. The “Arsenal of Innovation” event aims to inform and assist Michigan companies that are interested in pursuing contracts with Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The event was hosted by the Michigan Defense Center, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and keynoted by U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell (Dryden Township). Additional forums will be held around the state through October.

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