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Periodic Update with Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2018 10:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Detroit, MI. Catching up with Paul.

They review the activity of the US and Michigan economies. Checking on Interest Rates, and what the rest of '18 is shaping up with! That full interview can be heard by clicking on the SoundCloud PodCast embedded below.

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Detroit Policy Conference 2018 Excerpts | Creating A Culture of Civility

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 4:00 PM

MBN was on hand at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, MI, Thursday March 1st. This year the conference focused on creating a culture of civility in Detroit. 

Shared below in a SoundCloud PodCast playlist are excerpts from sessions: "The Amazon Bid: Collaborating To Market Detroit" and "A Conversation with Carl Levin".

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 Connecting With Talent Regionally & Globally

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 3:00 PM

MBN was on hand at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference and caught up with Vice President of Business Attraction for the Detroit Regional Chamber, Justin Robinson. The Detroit Policy Conference is a great networking conference that allows members to come together on some of Michigan's current challenges. This year the conference focused on creating a culture of civility in Detroit. 

Check-out the YouTube videoclip from that interview.

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Video: 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference "3 Pillars"

Michigan Business Network
March 12, 2018 2:00 PM

MBN was on hand at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference and caught up with Chief Operating Officer for the Detroit Regional Chamber, Tammy Carnrike. The Mackinac Policy Conference is set for May 29th - June 1st on Mackinac Island, MI.

Tammy explains that for 2018 conference the three pillars of focus are "Is Michigan Prepared?", "The Mobility Disruption" and "Trust" check out the YouTube clip for that portion of the segment.

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Apple Vacation Makes It One Stop Shop

Michigan Business Beat
March 8, 2018 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcome two great guest to the this segment of Michigan Business Beat. Nicole Noll-Williams from the Capital Region International Airport and Lynda Kroll, Development Director for Apple Vacation.

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A Calling for Rural Broadband Investment

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2018 5:00 PM

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Washington DC. joins Chris Holman on this segment of Michigan Business Beat. They cover rural broadband and the unfair trade practices for small and medium sized businesses. 

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The Right Place Assists Foremost Farms With Greenville Expansion

Michigan Business Network
February 28, 2018 5:00 PM

$57.9 million investment to immediately create 33 jobs; set path for 96-acre dairy processing campus

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (2/27/18) – Tuesday The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the City of Greenville, Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and other state partners, announced that Wisconsin-based dairy processing cooperative Foremost Farms will invest $57.9 million on a 96-acre site in the Greenville Industrial Park in Greenville.

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Gov. Rick Snyder Announces Resignation of MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams, Appointment of Gordon Wenk as Replacement

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2018 12:00 PM

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 Lansing – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams is stepping down, effective March 3, 2018. She has accepted a new position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an advisor in the office of the secretary. Snyder also announced that Gordon Wenk, currently MDARD’s Chief Deputy Director, will be her replacement.

Clover Adams was appointed MDARD Director by Gov. Snyder in July 2012 and was the first woman to be appointed director of the state’s agricultural department. Prior to becoming director, she worked in various governmental leadership roles for nearly 25 years, including the Michigan Senate, as well as Director of the Kansas Department of Agriculture from 1999-2003.

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Gov. Rick Snyder: Marshall Plan Investment Will Make Michigan the National Model in Developing and Attracting Talent

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Innovative approach to educating students will prepare workforce to fill more than 811,000 high-wage, high-demand jobs through 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2018 DETROIT – Michigan needs to make dramatic, innovative changes to the way it prepares people for careers to address an expanding talent gap in key industries, Gov. Rick Snyder said today, unveiling his Marshall Plan for Talent.

The announcement was made at the Michigan Science Center’s engineering theater, surrounded by interactive exhibits that allow youth to experience hands-on how mechanics and engineering move the world. Gov. Snyder explained how investments and partnerships to invest, develop and attract talent will keep the state’s surging economy on track. This will help more Michiganders find good-paying jobs in high-demand career fields well into the future.

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Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan’s Economic Resurgence Continues When Communities Collaborate, Rise Together

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Grayling is third graduate from Rising Tide program, passes torch to West Branch

GRAYLING, Mich. – The Grayling community has grown stronger through Project Rising Tide, and now its leaders are ready to pass the torch and help West Branch, the first community selected for the program’s second phase.

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