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TechTown Detroit | July Workshops: Disability Inclusion & Hispanic Business Training

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 6:00 PM

Ready to define and refine your business model?

Join TechTown and the Southwest Detroit Business Association at our upcoming Impulsa: Hispanic Business Training Series to learn how to "Define and Refine Your Business Model." The workshop is on Tuesday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the SDBA Odd Fellows building.

You will learn how to break down your business model into manageable parts, making it easier to identify what works and what needs improvement. This workshop will be offered in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English.

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MEDC | MBR: New State Budget Funds Business Grants and Tools

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 4:00 PM

New State Budget Funds Business Grants and Tools

“The State of Michigan has been a Great Resource to Provide Talent at All Levels for Us.” “The State of Michigan has been a Great Resource to Provide Talent at All Levels for Us. ”The Michigan Legislature passed a balanced, bipartisan and small business-friendly budget for fiscal year 2025.
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Back to the Bricks® (BttB) 2024 Main Event Welcomes Celebrity Guest

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 12, 2024 3:00 PM

This year Back to the Bricks® has partnered with the University of Michigan-Flint’s College of Innovation & Technology to offer participants and spectators a dazzling display of Racing is STEM in Action. This year through this newly formed partnership, Back to the Bricks® will welcome celebrity guest, and TV superstar, the DONKMASTER, Sage Thomas to Flint Michigan.
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PNC Senior Economist Kurt Rankin: PPI Inflation Up 0.2% in June 2024,

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 1:00 PM

Pace is Still Cooling from early 2024 Trends

  • Topline PPI rose by 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis in June 2024. 
  • Core PPI, less Food & Energy, gained 0.4% in June 2024, May 2024 growth was also revised up.
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LEO Hosts Roundtable with Kalamazoo Leaders to Discuss Opportunities to Support Clean Energy Transitions,

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 12:00 PM

FY25 Budget Investments

KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Following the passage of a historic budget agreement that provides funding for the newly created Community & Worker Economic Transition Office, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) will meet with Kalamazoo’s auto and energy sectors, community-based organizations, local government representatives, higher education and workforce development leaders, and representatives from labor organizations and skilled trades at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Catalyst Center to discuss how the new office will help Michiganders benefit from transitions in the auto and energy sectors.

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ICYMI: MEDC | This Just In: All We Do is Win: CNBC Moves Michigan Up to No. 9 in Top States for Business

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 11:00 AM

The state moved up from the No. 10 spot, building on recent accolades highlighting Michigan’s leadership across industries and sustainability investments

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LEO | Claimants in Bauserman Case Against UIA Must Return Signed Release by Aug. 19

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 10:00 AM

Michiganders who believe they were wrongly accused of falsely receiving unemployment benefits from 2013-15 should be aware of an upcoming deadline to return a key document to potentially qualify for the class action lawsuit.

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is leading the effort to resolve the long-standing case that arose from automated claim determinations made by a computer system installed during Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration.

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Explore Flint & Genesee | Be A Tourist in Your Hometown Reveals Attractions Featured in Popular $1 Event

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 9:00 AM

(FLINT, Mich. – July 10, 2024) After a five-year hiatus, Explore Flint & Genesee – in partnership with Genesee County and Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) Flint – is bringing back its popular Be a Tourist in Your Hometown event on Aug. 10, 2024, known locally as 810 Day. The one-day event allows locals to tour several area attractions for just $1.

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ICYMI: Gov. Whitmer Celebrates Record Construction Jobs in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 8:00 AM

Work to fix the damn roads, build more housing and manufacturing plants leads to most construction jobs state has seen in 22 years   

LANSING, Mich.  Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced new data showing Michigan construction jobs are at a 22-year high, with 204,500 working these good-paying, middle class jobs.

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MBN Speakers Series | Release of Michigan Future Business Index Set for July 23rd

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 7:00 AM

The survey has closed the data has been tallied, and you can now plan on attending the Q2 2024 Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) Release Virtual Statewide webinar event.

On Tuesday, July 23rd, we will be presenting the results of this economic survey. 

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