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MEDC | Michigan Business Report - Later November 2022

Michigan Business Network
November 23, 2022 2:00 PM

MEDC logoSupport Local Businesses this Holiday Season and Year-Round

MEDC encourages Michiganders to buy locally this Saturday and throughout the year to support Michigan’s small businesses. 

mi-business-report.gifSupporting local businesses and entrepreneurs helps them create jobs which leads to more vibrant communities and builds a stronger economy for everyone. Check out our Support Local page for resources that help residents shop, eat and stay local, including links to places to visit, local holiday events, gift guides and more!


Attend Manu-Tech Pitch Competition 2022

Join the Industry 4.0 Accelerator for the Manu-Tech Pitch Competition on Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Catalyzing sustainability in domestic manufacturing, this event is a forum for manufacturers, tech companies and investors to share the latest advancements in manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies as well as share what is needed for domestic manufacturing to remain globally competitive. Attendees will be able to observe panel discussions and pitch competitions, and learn about the Industry 4.0 Accelerator powered by LTU Centrepolis and Lean Rocket Lab.

Going PRO Talent Fund Grants Available to Businesses for Workforce Training

Michigan employers looking to take advantage of the Going PRO Talent Fund program may now apply for a share of approximately $50 million in competitive training awards over the course of two application cycles. Going PRO Talent Fund helps ensure employers have the talent they need to grow and stay competitive by providing awards to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Training must fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer and lead to a transferable, industry-recognized credential. The application period for the first award cycle ends Monday, Dec. 12, at noon EST, and selected applicants will be announced in January 2023.

PREVIEW: The Michigan Opportunity Podcast

Don’t miss the latest The Michigan Opportunity podcast featuring Brad Garmon, Senior Strategic Advisor and Executive Advisor for the Michigan Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (The Office). Come back to the podcast page tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 23, to listen to Garmon’s conversation with host Ed Clemente as they discuss the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry. Working alongside the MEDC, a priority of The Office is to help grow Michigan’s outdoor recreation companies, elevate Michigan as an outdoor lifestyle destination for talent and attract outdoor industry companies to the state.

Pursue Your Pure: Start Planning Your Pure Michigan Winter Adventure

The temperatures are continuing to drop, and snow is starting to make its annual appearance, signaling the time for friends and families to start planning their winter adventures. To support those planning efforts, Pure Michigan has officially launched its national winter advertising campaign. Check out the campaign’s two new advertising spots: Loud and Heart of Winter. This weekend, support a local Michigan outdoor recreation business on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and opt for the outdoors as you pursue your pure!

Additional Resources Available Online

Michigan Economic Development Corporation helps to connect businesses to new resources, meet new partners and access the additional capital they need from the start. If your business needs support to reach its new potential, the MEDC is available to help. Visit michiganbusiness.org/pure-partnership to find customized business assistance.

Looking for a career in economic development? Want to be part of a team that’s driving Michigan forward? View career opportunities at the MEDC.

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