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Gov. Whitmer Announces 195 New Jobs in Dundee at Automotive Electronics Manufacturer EOI Pioneer

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 5:00 PM

  • $14 million investment to establish facility, new manufacturing operations to allow the company to grow its global automotive business 
  • Project is company’s first North American automotive operations; underscores Michigan’s leadership in automotive manufacturing 
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PMBC | Last Chance to Register for the Manu-Tech Pitch Event

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 4:00 PM

Manu-Tech Pitch Day 2021

December 8, 2021

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CAR | Let's Discuss This Week's Hot Topics

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 3:00 PM

This week, the conversation surrounding electric vehicles heavily focused on battery materials as automakers work to secure supplies ahead of the competition. There was also some interesting news in the autonomous space regarding Robotaxis becoming more publicly available. And finally, we are tracking announcements for global auto sales and forecasts.As the microchip crisis continues to plague the automotive industry and beyond, we have migrated all news updates related to the shortage to our website. You can stay informed on the automotive impact of the global chip shortage by visiting here.

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates $54.5 Million Grant to Help Michiganders Keep the Heat On, Pay Bills This Winter

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 2:00 PM

Governor encourages Michiganders who need help with heating or electric bills to call 211 or go to mi211.org to get the resources and support they need to stay safe and warm   

LANSING, Mich.  Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that nine local community service agencies across Michigan received a combined $54.5 million in Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) grants to help families pay for heat and energy as the winter approaches. Last year, the program helped over 52,000 households. 

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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Ignore Weak Headline Job Growth, Details Are Much Better,

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 1:00 PM

With Big Increases in Household Employment and Labor Force Participation
  • The U.S. economy added 210,000 jobs in November, below expectations.
  • However, there have been large upward revisions to job growth recently, and there was a large increase in employment in a separate survey of households. This suggests that job growth in November was understated.
  • The unemployment rate fell to 4.2% in November from 4.6% in October.
  • At the same time there was a large increase in the labor force, encouraging for future job growth.
  • Although the headline number was weak, the details of the November jobs report were much better.
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Hospice of Lansing Names Greater Lansing Area Native as New Executive Director

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 12:00 PM

Andi Earl Promoted to Executive Director 

Lansing, MI — Hospice of Lansing announced the promotion of greater Lansing area native Andi Earl as its new executive director. Earl, who served as the Hospice of Lansing director of operations for the past two years will replace John Person who is retiring after serving nine years as executive director.

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Michigan Senate Passes Bill Allocating $100m to Clean up PFAS Contamination

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 11:00 AM

LANSING - The Great Lakes PFAS Action NetworkThursday commended the Michigan Senate for unanimously passing Senate Bill 565, a water infrastructure supplemental that will provide communities $3.34 billion in funding for lead pipe replacement, dam repairs, sewer and water upgrades and PFAS contamination cleanup. Among other water investments, $100 million is allocated to cleaning up PFAS contamination in communities across Michigan.

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Sparrow Statement on Tentative Contract Agreement with PECSH-MNA

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 10:00 AM

LANSING, MI – We are pleased to announce that after more than four months of collective bargaining, we have reached a tentative agreement (TA) with PECSH-MNA for a three-year contract for our 2,300 PECSH-MNA-represented caregivers.

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MEDC | Michigan Business Report Early-December 2021

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 9:00 AM

Export Intern Training and Reimbursement Program Accepting Applications for Summer 2022 Internships

MEDC’s International Trade and Development Internship program supports exporters with university student recruitment, training and wage reimbursement so companies can better focus on export expansion. Companies statewide dedicated to increasing export sales are invited to apply to the program, which provides 50 percent reimbursement of student wages, up to $3,600. The program features a coinciding training component to bolster internship outcomes for both companies and students. Application deadline has been extended to December 10

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Gov. Whitmer and Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board Support $45.6 Million for Outdoor Recreation in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 8:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended Wednesday to the Michigan Legislature that 117 recreation development projects and land acquisitions totaling $45,592,200 be funded in 2022. The board this year considered a total of 136 applications seeking over $59.1 million in funding. In a competitive process, all eligible applications were evaluated based on scoring criteria approved by the Trust Fund board.

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