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AAA: Drive Safely While Viewing Holiday Lights

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 6:00 PM

Follow these tips to avoid trouble while taking in the sights of the season

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 30, 2021) — Enjoying holiday lights from your car is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, but it can also be extremely dangerous if you’re not careful.

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Clark Schaefer Hackett | Could a Cost Segregation Study Benefit You?

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 5:00 PM

Is a cost segregation study right for you?

In the end-of-year crunch to find additional cash, is it time to see if you can recover your capital investment sooner? Virtually every taxpayer who owns, constructs, renovates or acquires a real estate facility stands to benefit from a cost segregation study. Our FAQs can help you determine whether a cost segregation study is right for your organization.

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Bank of America | Five Ways Companies Can Win the War for Talent Coming out of the Pandemic

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 4:00 PM

By Matt Elliott, Midwest Region Executive of Business Banking and President, Bank of America Michigan

As U.S. economic growth continues, industries from transportation, dining, housing, and manufacturing are adapting quickly to scale their operations back to pre-pandemic levels. But labor shortages driven by the pandemic are a fast-growing challenge for companies looking to meet rising customer demand.

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VIDEO: Peters Chairs Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Challenges Posed by Ocean Shipping Supply Chains

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 3:00 PM

Hearing Examined How Ocean Shipping Supply Chain Challenges Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic Have Led to Price Increases for Michigan Businesses and Families

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SBAM | Infrastructure Bill Includes Tax-Related Provisions You Need to Know

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 2:00 PM

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Includes Tax-related Provisions You’ll Want to Know About

Almost three months after it passed the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), better known as the bipartisan infrastructure bill. While the bulk of the law is directed toward massive investment in infrastructure projects across the country, a handful of noteworthy tax provisions are tucked inside it. Here’s what you need to know about them.

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PNC Senior Economist Bill Adams: Trade Deficit Falls in October, a Tailwind to GDP Growth in the Fourth Quarter;

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 1:00 PM

record-high exports as the oil industry bounces back from Hurricane Ida
  • The trade deficit pulled back in October to the smallest since April.
  • October’s smaller trade deficit was due to a big jump in exports, largely because energy exports jumped after Hurricane Ida.
  • Both exports and imports are at record highs, reflecting both large price increases as well as strong volumes of international trade.
  • Trade will be a tailwind for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter as import growth slows.
  • Global shipping delays will improve in the first quarter of 2022.
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Automation Alley | Take Your Business Global!

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 12:00 PM

Create a Global Presence

Fresh off winning their third Presidential "E Star" award, Automation Alley's international business team is partnering with experts to bring help your company go global. Be sure to join us on December 9 for "Exporting Demystified: How to Expand Your Business Globally."

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Business Leaders for Michigan Poll: MI Voters Overwhelmingly Support Economic Development Incentives

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 11:00 AM

MI Voters Believe Economic Development Incentives Are Essential to Boost Jobs, Competitiveness 

  • Michigan voters say state not competitive
  • Support for investments at nearly 85%, crosses party lines
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Economic Club Speakers to Present 2022 Economic Forecast/Tuesday, Dec. 7

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 10:00 AM

WHAT: Join us in person at the final Lansing Economic Club program of the 2021 series, which will be held in-person at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center and feature a 2022 economic forecast.

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Bay Future | Bay Future Focus: December 2021

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2021 9:00 AM

President & CEO's Message

As we are in the midst of the holiday season, and as 2021 comes to an end, I have reflected on the year and am always filled with gratitude for the businesses, leaders, and members of our local community.
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