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Governor Whitmer Announces Defense Company L3Harris Technologies to Expand Operations in Cascade Township, Creating up to 50 jobs

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 3:45 PM

  • $2.58 million investment will bring new high-wage jobs to West Michigan, further boosting Michigan as a defense hub 
  • Investment underscores Michigan’s leadership position in advanced manufacturing 

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today to announce that L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology provider, is expanding its operations in Cascade Township with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.  

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Sparrow News: Sparrow Caregivers Win National Awards for Improving the Patient Experience

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 3:00 PM

Sparrow caregivers honored with national awards for improving patients’ experience at hospital

LANSING, MI – Two Sparrow caregivers have received national leadership awards for their exemplary work in patient quality and experience.

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Foster Swift | Storey Receives 2021 Theodore W. Swift Civility Award

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. —Foster Swift attorney Scott A. Storey is the 2021 recipient of the Ingham County Bar Association's (ICBA) Theodore W. Swift Civility Award.

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MCDC CARES Program / Greater Lansing Food Bank

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 10:00 AM

MCDC Cares Program

Thanks to you and MCDC employee fundraising efforts the MCDC Cares Program was able to raise $1,650. along with food donations to the “ Greater Lansing Food Bank ” during our  2021 Annual Lender Golf Outing .
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SBAM | Chair: Time To Take Economic Development Bull By The Horn

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Senate Economic and Small Business Development Chair Ken Horn(R-Frankenmuth) called Ford Motor Co.’s decision to build new plants in Kentucky and Tennessee a “gut punch to the state of Michigan.”

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MWF | Hall of Fame Celebration is Next Week 💪

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 8:00 AM

NEXT WEEK: Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

You're invited! 

Come celebrate and honor the 2021 inductees into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame:

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SBA | Economic Aid update : PPP Forgiveness, COVID EIDL and Data Sources

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 7:00 AM

Since mid-2020, the SBA has delivered more than $1 trillion in economic aid ($173+ billion in the Great Lakes region) via COVID relief measures to help the nation’s small businesses and those hardest hit by the pandemic survive. Fiscal year-end traditional SBA-backed lending numbers should be released this week and the SBA is on schedule to celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week from Nov. 1 to 5. We also are gearing up for the 2022 National Small Business Week to return the first week of May with details on award nominations to come in November as well.

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MEDC | Supplier Application to Meet with Henry Ford Allegiance Buyers Closing 10/22

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 6:00 PM

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Supplier Day

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) and the Henry Ford Allegiance (HFA) team are hosting a virtual Henry Ford Allegiance Health Supplier Day to identify critical suppliers in a local region to prepare businesses to be bid-ready for procurement opportunities with HFA.
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Gov. Whitmer Meets with Benton Harbor Residents and Local Leaders, Underscores Actions to Provide Safe Drinking Water

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 5:00 PM

Governor calls on legislature to fully fund LSL replacement with additional $11.4 million investment, reiterates goal to replace 100% of Benton Harbor lead service lines in 18 months 

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today met with residents and local leaders in Benton Harbor, underscoring the Executive Directive she signed a few days ago implementing an all-hands-on-deck, whole-of-government approach to coordinate federal, state, and local resources to move forward with urgency and ensure that every parent in Benton Harbor can give their kid a glass of water with confidence.

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SBAM | New Pooled Retirement Plan for Members

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 4:00 PM

Created by the SECURE Act in 2020, Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) expand access to retirement plans for all workers by allowing employers from unrelated industries to join a pooled plan arrangement. Benefits to the adopting employers include increased administrative efficiencies, reduced fiduciary risk, and cost savings.

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