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MEDC offers financial assistance to small businesses in Michigan Main Street communities

Michigan Business Network
March 14, 2019 8:00 AM

News Release Provided By MEDC

LANSING, Mich. –The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced a new pilot program aimed at supporting small businesses looking to expand or establish themselves in a Michigan Main Street community. The cities of Niles and Saline have been selected as the first two communities to pilot the program.

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Michigan Land Bank Redevelopment Loan Program seeing positive results two months after launch

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2019 5:00 PM

News Release Provided By Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority

LANSING, Mich. — Three Grand Rapids families are closing on homes this month thanks to the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority’s Redevelopment Loan Program in collaboration with the Kent County Land Bank’s InnovaHomes project.

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Martin Commercial Properties | Okemos Road Property Gets New Owner, Exciting Development for Busy Okemos/Jolly Intersection

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2019 4:00 PM

EAST LANSING, MI – March 13, 2019 

Martin Commercial Properties is pleased to announce the purchase of 3490 Okemos Road, at the Okemos/Jolly Rd intersection. Shawn H. O’Brien of Martin Commercial represented the buyer, Tommy Hannawa of Affinity 8 Investments, LLC, in the transaction.

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‘Free College’ opportunity for motivated West Michigan students

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2019 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By TED

LANSING, Mich.— In her 2020 budget proposal, Gov. Whitmer calls for an increased investment in education to help close the skills gap, the state’s Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan (Ted) reaffirms that early college is an educational pathway that leads students to filling high-demand, high-wage careers here in Michigan.

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News Release | Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority Announces Redevelopment Loans for Land Banks

Michigan Business Network
March 12, 2019 2:00 PM

 

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority released a new program to entice local land banks to redevelop publicly owned properties and support growth in communities of all sizes.   

Land banks in Michigan can get help redeveloping property in their inventory with support from the Michigan Land Bank Redevelopment Loan program. These short-term loans provide land banks with the capital to conduct redevelopment projects with the intention to sell the property after development.  

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AIAM | Time is Running Out to Register for Aerospace Industry Luncheon in Plymouth

Michigan Business Network
March 12, 2019 1:00 PM

Michigan Aerospace Industry Luncheon

 

The global aerospace industry is experiencing unprecedented growth forecasted over the next 20 years. Is your company considering an entry into the market or expanding your existing industry network but you are uncertain about the certification requirements and what risks need to be considered? Experts will be on hand to discuss these details and industry trends. Members from the AIAM Board of Directors will also be in attendance to share their experience and answer questions.

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SBAM | Press play for productivity

Michigan Business Network
March 11, 2019 4:00 PM

By Sara Sosnowski, courtesy SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Distractions come at us all day in the workplace.  It is no secret that distractions can stop productivity in its tracks.  To combat the distractions, you might try turning your phone to “do not disturb”, prioritizing projects, or closing your office door.  But have you ever tried putting on some headphones?  In their Music at Work Survey, Accountemps found that 85% of employees like to listen to music at work, and 71% think they are more productive at work when music is playing.  When asked if their employer has a policy about listening to music at work, only 9% said that it is not allowed.  

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AAA: MICHIGAN GAS PRICES SET A NEW 2019-HIGH

Michigan Business Network
March 11, 2019 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By AAA

The Michigan state average is up another 4 cents compared to last week

DEARBORN, Mich., (March 11, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 4 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is down 1 cent after setting a new 2019-high of $2.53 per gallon on March 8.

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Foster Swift | Firm Elects Executive Committee Members for 2019

Michigan Business Network
March 11, 2019 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. –

The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has elected officers to serve on its executive committee for 2019. The officers are: Michael D. Sanders, Julie I. Fershtman, Todd W. Hoppe, Douglas A. Mielock, Anne M. Seurynck and Brent A. Titus. 

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Department of Energy to Negotiate Cooperative Agreements on the Production of Molybdenum-99 with Four U.S. Companies

Michigan Business Network
March 11, 2019 1:00 PM

News Release Provided By TED

Vital medical isotope is used in over 40,000 medical procedures in the United States each day.

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has completed its evaluation of applications submitted in response to a funding opportunity for the production of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU).


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