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MSU's Dr. Charles Ballard Economic Update on Michigan, USA, and World

Michigan Business Beat
August 9, 2017 9:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Dr. Charles L. Ballard Department of Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

They discuss an economic update covering Michigan, the United States, and the rest of the world, as of early August 2017.

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Lansing-Based Neogen Corporation Plans New $1.3 Million Rehab of Lansing Building to House Ideal® Instruments Subsidiary

Michigan Business Network
August 4, 2017 11:00 AM

Project to Remove Blight, Create New Jobs, and Expand Existing Lansing Business

LANSING, MI, August 4, 2017 – Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) today announced Lansing-based Neogen Corporation’s plans to create a new home for its Ideal® Instruments subsidiary at 1000 S. Hosmer Street in Lansing. Ideal® Instruments, founded in 1931, is an industry leader in the development of precision veterinary drug delivery instruments. Founded in 1982, Neogen Corporation develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety.

“We’ve been in Lansing for a long time and have made a considerable investment and commitment in the community,” said Jim Houthoofd, Neogen Treasurer. “We’re excited to expand our workforce and increase our impact.”

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LCS’s Heller Helped Change Laws In Four Other States In 2017!

Dollars and Sense
July 28, 2017 5:00 PM

When North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 434 into law on July 25, a law that exempts the retail sales of legal tender coins and currency and precious metals bullion from sales and use taxes in that state, it became the fourth state thus far in 2017 where Liberty Coin Service Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller helped to change a law.

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Video: The Michigan Future Business Index Survey -- Needs Your Voice

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2017 9:00 AM

ATTENTION businesses owners!!! Michigan needs to hear YOUR voice. Here is a link to the Michigan Future Business Index survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Summer2017MFBISM

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Helping Workers Stay Safe on HOT Days!

Michigan Business Beat
July 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman receives great tips about heat-related workplace safety issues and also touch on preparedness for severe weather situations from Mike Eckert, CSP, CSHM, Director of WorkSafe Consulting Services for Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Lansing, MI.

They cover the prevention of heat-related problems in the workplace. We are approaching the hottest time of the year, and workers and employers can do quite a bit to prevent heat-related problems. They also discuss workplace preparedness for severe weather -- It's Michigan so that's tornados, severe thunderstorms and flash floods.

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Gov. Rick Snyder: New State Budget Charts Path to Michigan's Future with Strategic Investments

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2017 8:00 PM

Gov. Snyder celebrates 7 for 7 – seven years of balanced budgets completed months prior to new fiscal year

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder signed the state’s fiscal year 2018 budget into law today, charting a comprehensive and thoughtful path toward the future that keeps Michigan’s momentum moving forward. The budget provides funding for key priorities that will protect and keep Michigan families healthy, drive the state’s economy, and foster education. The bill signing marks the seventh straight year the state budget has been completed before the required deadline.

“I am proud to say we can again celebrate our success in getting the budget signed well ahead of the new fiscal year,” Snyder said. “With significant investments in healthcare, education, public safety, infrastructure, natural resources, and our economy, this budget maintains our long-standing commitment to fiscal responsibility while making critical investments that will continue moving Michigan forward.”

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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Jeff Mason as president and chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2017 5:00 PM

Mason recently named CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Tuesday July 11, 2017 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jeff Mason to be president of the Michigan Strategic Fund and chairman of the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.

The Michigan Strategic Fund works to support economic development and job creation. Executive Order 2014-12 reconstituted the Michigan Strategic Fund within the Department of Talent and Economic Development

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Mid-Year Perspective with Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub

Michigan Business Beat
July 11, 2017 4:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Detroit, MI. Catching up with Paul. Then doing a Mid-Year economic review. Checking on Interest Rates, and what the rest of '17 shaping up with!

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LAFCU: The State of Credit Union Business Lending Mid-2017

Michigan Business Beat
June 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Joseph M. Campbell, Business Development Officer, LAFCU, Lansing, MI to the studio to get a mid-year update on business lending at LAFCU.

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Michigan Manufacturers Association Talks Grand Openings, Talent, and Policy

Michigan Business Beat
June 14, 2017 1:00 PM

Chuck Hadden, President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association, discusses with Jeffrey Mosher, the June 13th Grand Opening of Plant 12 for Spartan Motors, Inc. in partnership with Isuzu North America in Charlotte, MI, an 85,000-sq-ft assembly plant constructed in the past 14 months through $6.5M in investment and bringing more than 100 jobs to Spartan Motors and the region.

He recaps his particpation in a panel presentation up at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference and support of an initiative AARP Michigan has proposed connected retirees back into the Talent pool.

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