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TED | Business and Education Leaders Prepare for High-Demand, High-Wage Careers of Today and Tomorrow

Michigan Business Network
July 30, 2018 2:00 PM

Marshall Plan for Talent invests $100 million in innovative programming

“Michigan grows stronger when leaders from all sectors work together to develop innovative solutions that move our state forward,” Ted Director Roger Curtis said. “Today’s workshop is about building partnerships and developing stronger collaborations to better prepare Michiganders for the high-demand, high-wage careers of today and the future."

The Marshall Plan is an additional $100 million investment in innovative programs to revolutionize Michigan’s talent and education system. It supports schools that want to transform education through programs like competency-based certifications, world-class curricula and classroom equipment, scholarships and stipends, and support for career navigators and teachers. The funding complements the more than $225 million in existing talent development efforts in the state.

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MEDC | Trillium Secure Establishes New Location in Ann Arbor, Investing $240,000

Michigan Business Network
July 30, 2018 1:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Trillium Secure, Inc., a provider of cybersecurity protection and secure data management for vehicles and fleets, is establishing its research and development lab and Midwest operations in the city of Ann Arbor, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The facility will be the company’s first Michigan location.

In the first 12 months, Trillium has committed to invest $240,000 in capital investment and create 25 new jobs in Michigan. The 25 new jobs are expected to generate over $2.5 million annually in income for Michigan. The Michigan Strategic Fund board today approved a $207,500 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support the private investment. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Ontario.


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Joe Impellizzeri | Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan

Communicating Business
July 30, 2018 8:00 AM

Matt Friedman catches up with Walsh College’s Joe Impellizzeri who is part of what could be Michigan’s greatest example of business communication collaboration. A leader in the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan.

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Energy Solutions Program is Helping Small Business Thrive

Michigan Energy Beat
July 23, 2018 3:00 PM

Robert Feldmann, Executive Director, DTE Electric Sales & Marketing, joins Chris Holman on this segment of The Michigan Business Beat. Robert gives an inside look into his role with DTE Energy and their partnership the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM).
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MEDC Introduces Revamped Business Website

Michigan Business Network
July 20, 2018 9:00 AM

MEDC website michiganbusiness.org spotlights economic development opportunities, successes

Features original content and resources to inform businesses, communities and news media

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has launched a revamped website to support initiatives to market the state, attract private investment and build vibrant communities. The michiganbusiness.org website features improved usability, enhanced navigation, and includes original content on MEDC programs and resources, as well as stories from across Michigan.

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Roger Curtis of TED | Marshall Plan for Talent

Michigan Business Beat
July 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Roger Curtis: Marshall Plan for Talent, state’s talent attraction
campaign will move Michigan from top 10 spot to No. 1 state for talent 



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Redevelopment of Long Blighted Dunckel Road Gateway Will Dramatically Improve First Impressions

Pure Lansing
July 16, 2018 5:00 PM

Key Gateway to City of Lansing and MSU Slated for Major Improvements

LANSING, Michigan –Ten years of blight and decay at a former hotel located near Dunckel and Collins roads in Lansing, could soon be lifted thanks to a new redevelopment proposal. Waypoint Residential, a Florida-based developer, has proposed the creation of a 286-unit market rate multi-family community, which is envisioned to meet the housing needs of the many new doctors, nurses, administrators, and other medical professionals who will join the local workforce in conjunction with the McLaren Health Campus development already underway.


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The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation Enter Partnership

Michigan Business Network
July 10, 2018 9:00 AM

New partnership to increase business assistance to Oceana business community and drive regional economic growth

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (7/9/18) – Grand Rapids-based The Right Place, Inc. and the Oceana County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) announced today a multiyear strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Oceana County.

 Under the terms of the three-year agreement, The Right Place will support the county’s economic development efforts by providing comprehensive business retention, expansion and attraction services.  The Right Place will also assist the county with its marketing and communications as a means of attracting new businesses to the area.

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John Hiltz of OHM Advisors | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Business Beat
June 22, 2018 7:00 PM

John Hiltz, President of OHM Advisors, Livonia-based third generation architecture, planning and civil engineering firm speaks with Jeffrey Mosher about the roll of OHM in advancing communities at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference.

They discuss a bit of background and  how his company is advising and assisting in this critical issue. They are working to raise awareness of not only the evident infrastructure issues with roads in Michigan, but also helping to educate business about the soon to be implemented Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). Senate Bill 0756, known as the Stormwater Utility Act, could also impact communities when they dive into upcoming infrastructure projects. Therefore during the conference John is working to get the word out to lawmakers, the business community, and hopefully consumers across the state.

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Satisfaction with Economy Hits All-Time High Among Small Business Owners According to Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
June 21, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show that more than eight-in-ten small to mid-sized business owners in the state are satisfied with the economy. Satisfaction is strongest in Lansing (86 percent) and Saginaw/Bay City/Flint (85 percent). 

Nearly 43 percent of all respondents said wages have increased over the past six months, a seven-point rise over the December 2017 survey.  Additionally, 38 percent showed a growth in profits, up from 32 percent last December. Hiring remained flat, as did sales growth.

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