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U.P. Perspective | Talent Update

U.P. Perspectives
July 15, 2019 2:00 PM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership:

At the LSCP, we do approximately 500 business visits per year to make sure we understand the challenges and opportunities they are facing. The number one challenge we continue to hear, is the difficulty finding and retaining talent.

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Business expansion, community development projects bring new investment, jobs to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2019 5:00 PM


LANSING, Mich. – Three projects expected to generate a total investment of nearly $16 million and create 40 full-time jobs in Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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Going PRO, skills foundation combine efforts to build awareness and address skilled-labor shortage

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2019 4:00 PM

News Release: TED

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Community Service, Education Advocate Acquires SE Michigan Home Health Care Agency

Pure Lansing
July 10, 2019 4:00 PM

American Advantage Home Care set to expand service in Detroit-Flint-Ann Arbor area

DEARBORN, Michigan – Cleamon Moorer Jr. DBA and his wife, Nicole Willis-Moorer, are the new owners of American Advantage Home Care Inc., a full-service home health care agency that provides skilled medical care 24/7 for adults of all ages.

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LEAP | Lansing Named Third Best Metro in the Nation for Sustainable Development by Site Selection Magazine

Pure Lansing
July 9, 2019 4:00 PM

News Release Provided By LEAP
Lansing named among top economic development powerhouses for sustainable development

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing-East Lansing was named the third best metro in the nation for sustainable development in Site Selection Magazine’s 2019 Sustainability Rankings, among other Midwestern powerhouses like Grand Rapids-Wyoming and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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SBAM | Overtime Pay Calculation – Are You Doing It Correctly?

Michigan Business Network
July 9, 2019 3:00 PM

Approaching overtime pay requires understanding the basics of pay.
This starts with determining what the worker’s regular rate of pay is. The regular rate of pay is the base hourly rate plus the dollar value of any nondiscretionary premium payments. 

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$55 Million in Federal Funding to Spur Economic, Community Development in Underserved Michigan Communities

Michigan Business Network
July 9, 2019 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – More affordable housing will be built across Michigan with the help of a $55 million Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) award, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Michigan Community Capital, one of three Michigan entities to receive an NMTC award in the 2018 round announced in late May, will use the $55 million program award to invest in attainable housing projects in communities statewide.


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State of Michigan's MiStore Opens for One-Day Sale July 13

Michigan Business Network
July 9, 2019 10:00 AM

The state of Michigan’s semi-annual surplus store, MiStore will open its doors to the public for a one-day sale on Saturday, July 13, to unload excess property from federal, state, and local government agencies.

MiStore has a vast inventory of excess items coming from property seized by police, items voluntarily surrendered at airports, surplus property from local public colleges, and property no longer needed by government agencies. Items available through the store include computers, phones, computer and phone accessories, various knives, wine keys, sporting goods, tools, desks, file cabinets, chairs, book shelves, jewelry, and other fashion accessories.

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AAA | Michigan Gas Prices Rise 6 Cents Compared to Last Week

Michigan Business Network
July 8, 2019 1:00 PM

The Michigan state average is down after jumping 13 cents

DEARBORN, Mich., (July 8, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan are down after jumping 13 cents to $2.89 per gallon on July 4. Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.85 per gallon for regular unleaded, 6 cents more than a week ago and 6 cents more than this time last month. Drivers are now paying about 8 cents less than this same time last year. 

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Treasury: Business Taxpayer Seminars Being Held in Traverse City

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2019 5:00 PM

Treasury Outreach Team Covering Topics Related to Taxes, Wages and Audits

LANSING, Mich. – Business taxpayers can attend two seminars in Traverse City next week to learn more about taxes, wages and audits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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