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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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An Interview with SBA's Constance Logan & Stacey Poynter

Michigan Business Beat
August 31, 2018 4:00 PM

SBA's District Directors, Constance Logan & Stacey Poynter talk with Chris Holman at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference. 

Chris gets their take on small business, the economy, and hihglights from this conference.

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MEDC | Business expansions, community improvement project catalyst for new private investment and jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 31, 2018 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Three business expansions and a community revitalization project that will generate a total of $5.8 million in private investment and create 245 jobs have received Michigan Strategic Fund support, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

“These projects will lead to new business growth, good jobs and further investment into these communities,” 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.

 

 “We’re pleased to work with our local partners and support these expansions to continue to grow Michigan’s economy,” he said.

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MDARD | Dr. John's Candies of Comstock Park Receives 'Ag Exporter of the Year Award'

Michigan Business Network
August 31, 2018 8:00 AM

 

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has selected Dr. John’s Candies of Comstock Park as the recipient of the “2018 Michigan Agricultural Exporter of the Year” award. The award was presented today to company officials by Gov. Rick Snyder. (Photo at right: Left to Right – Dr. John Bruinsma, Dr. John’s Candies; Governor Rick Snyder, Debra Bruinsma, Dr. John’s Candies.)

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Lansing Region’s $555-million Dairy Processing Campus Marches Forward

Pure Lansing
August 30, 2018 11:00 AM

New cheese and whey processing facilities in St. Johns receive key local and state approvals

ST JOHNS, Mich. — Several key local and state approvals for two new world-class dairy processing facilities developing in St Johns were recently approved. Announced by LEAP on August 9, the new dairy processing campus is expected to dramatically improve the production, profitability, and long-term prospects for one of Michigan’s top agricultural products.

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MEDC | Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Attract $100M, and Creates 312 jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 30, 2018 9:00 AM

  • New advanced vehicle technology centers in SE Michigan underscore Michigan’s automotive global R&D leadership
  • New hotel downtown Flint hotel key to tourism, economic developmentLANSING, Mich. – Vital support for two private development projects that offer compelling signs of the ongoing growth of the state’s automotive research-and-development community and a significant step in the economic revival of downtown Flint was approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund board today. Overall, the MSF board approved projects expected to generate nearly $100 million in private investment and create 312 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.
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