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MEDC | Silicon Valley-Based KLA-Tencor Corporation Establishing R&D Facility in Ann Arbor

Michigan Business Network
October 25, 2018 7:00 AM

Silicon Valley-based KLA-Tencor Corporation establishing R&D facility in Ann Arbor, investing more than $70 million and creating 500 high-tech, high-paying jobs

High-tech semiconductor equipment manufacturer chooses Michigan from list of 350 North American locations, further expanding state’s high-tech footprint

  • Creating 500 jobs wins MSF approval of Good Jobs for Michigan incentive
  • State’s logistics sector gains boost with Coyote Logistics’ plans to expand in Detroit
  • Developments attract $74.7 million in total private investment, create 800 jobs

LANSING, Mich. – Citing Michigan’s attractive business climate, logistical assets, and R&D talent base, Silicon Valley-based KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) today announced its plans to establish a new research-and-development center in Ann Arbor. The development is expected to generate a total capital investment of more than $70 million and create 500 high-tech jobs over the next five years. 

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MEDC | Five Companies Expanding, adding jobs in West Michigan

Michigan Business Network
October 24, 2018 3:00 PM

  • Developments will generate private investment of $114 million, create 306 jobs 
  • Projects boost state’s manufacturing, healthcare, IT sectors  

LANSING, Mich. – Five business expansions that will generate a total of nearly $114 million in private investment and create 306 jobs in West Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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MFBI Survey Helps Michigan Business Look Forward

Michigan Business Beat
October 24, 2018 2:00 PM

Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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BBB Warning: Political Scams Expected to Increase as U.S. Mid-Term Election Nears

Michigan Business Network
October 24, 2018 1:30 PM

News Release Provided By BBB

Southfield, MI – October 24, 2018Scammers are opportunists who take advantage of whatever is in the news or being chatted about on social media. It’s common around this time of year to receive phone calls from political pollsters asking questions about who you plan to vote for, and scammers mimic those legitimate calls.

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TED | Career and Technical Education Gaining Steam Among Michigan Students

Michigan Business Network
October 24, 2018 12:00 PM

CTE adds 1,300 students in just one year, programs grow by 112

LANSING – The programs that prepare students with in-demand skills needed to land a high-demand, good-paying career gained more traction among Michigan high school students, data shows.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs added more than 1,300 students in the 2017-2018 school year, continuing an upward trend for the third consecutive year in CTE enrollment. These programs provide more than hands-on learning, they provide real-life application of lessons typically taught in a classroom setting and 21st Century skills that prepare students for life, no matter their postsecondary career path.

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Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Annual Conference Friday the 19th

Michigan Business Beat
October 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes David Nows, Business Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC Attorneys, Lansing, MI, and 6 locations across Michigan.

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State Brings City Leaders Together to Discuss Talent Retention, Attraction Marketing Strategies | TED

Michigan Business Network
October 15, 2018 11:00 AM

News Release Provided by TED

Choose Michigan campaign adds U.P. to
campaign website, showcases how others can join the statewide effort

LANSING, Mich.— One month after the launch of the state’s first-ever talent retention and attraction campaign – Choose Michigan – more than 70 leaders from cities across the state gathered in Lansing for an inside look at Michigan’s first-of-its-kind marketing efforts geared toward young science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) professionals.

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Rob Fowler of SBAM | Announcing Launch Association Health Plan Solution for Michigan Small Businesses

Michigan Business Beat
October 11, 2018 12:00 PM

Rob Fowler Executive Director and President of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) speaks with Chris Holman.  Chris gets the details of SBAM and MichBusiness launching Association Health Plan solution for Michigan small businesses. 

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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Kids’ Place Playground Enhancement in Bangor

Michigan Business Network
October 10, 2018 9:00 AM

$27,675 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Kids’ Place Park in downtown Bangor will soon be home to a new inclusive play space through a crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and city of Bangor announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.  


If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $27,675 by November 30, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/bangor.

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MEDC | Five Companies Expanding, Adding Jobs in SE Michigan

Michigan Business Network
October 9, 2018 5:00 PM

  • Developments will generate private investment of $33.5 million, create 444 jobs
  • Projects underscore strength of state’s manufacturing, IT talent
  • Announcements coincide with Michigan Manufacturing Week,
    further elevating awareness of advanced manufacturing processes,
    emerging jobs

LANSING, Mich.  Five business expansions that will generate a total of $33.5 million in private investment and create 444 jobs in Southeast Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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