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Pure Lansing | LEAP Helps A Plus International Culture Communications, Inc. Launch US Operations

Pure Lansing
August 12, 2022 9:00 AM

Chinese Company to Offer Educational and Cultural Exchange Opportunities 

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 2, 2022) — An exciting new educational and cultural exchange company is coming to Lansing, Michigan, thanks in part to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) foreign direct investment (FDI) soft landing program. Representatives from A Plus International Culture Communication, Inc., were joined by LEAP, local elected officials, and education partners in Lansing today to announce the launch of its U.S.-based cultural exchange operations.

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YouthQuest Seeking Job Candidates Eager to ‘Positively Impact’ Flint Students

Michigan Business Network
August 12, 2022 8:00 AM

Job fair to be held in downtown Flint Aug. 15

(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 9, 2022) – Have an interest in working with youth? Don’t miss the YouthQuest job fair on Aug. 15 in downtown Flint. With the program ramping back up for the 2022-23 school year, YouthQuest plans to make job offers on the spot for more than 60 learning guide positions.

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LEAP and C2BE Join Forces to Strengthen Ingham County Business Community through "Leave a Legacy" Program

Pure Lansing
August 12, 2022 7:00 AM

New Program Helps Small Business Owners Plan for the Future with Free Succession Planning   

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 11, 2022) As part of the Ingham County Sunrise Program, established by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners in April 2021, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and the Center for Community-Based Enterprise (C2BE) are partnering to offer Ingham County small businesses the opportunity to participate in the Leave a Legacy Business Succession Program.

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MEDC | PMBC Connections Newsletter: Mid-August 2022

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2022 6:00 PM

Getting Buyer-Ready with PMBC and PTACs

Connecting Michigan businesses to procurement opportunities is why Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) exists.

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Bay Future | Bay Future Focus: August 2022

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2022 5:00 PM

President & CEO's Message

Over the past week, Bay Future, Inc., along with Bay County Commissioners and the County Executive, have had the opportunity to hear, firsthand, about some of the challenges Bay County small businesses continue to face and to learn how the Bay County Small Business Grant Program has helped to alleviate some of that pain and anxiety.
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Detroit Regional Partnership | 50 New Jobs as Niagara Bottling Establishing New Operations in Shelby Township

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2022 4:00 PM

The Detroit Regional Partnership were joined by  Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) last Thursday to announce that beverage manufacturer Niagara Bottling is establishing a new facility in Shelby Township with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

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MDOT | Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Five Projects That Started This Week

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2022 3:00 PM

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history    

LANSING, Mich. -- Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced five road projects slated to begin this week in Berrien, Clare, Ingham, Kent, and Van Buren counties. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects include I-94 bridge demolition over Pipestone Road in Berrien County Bridge, work on southbound M-37 in Kent County, maintenance on US-127 ramps at Kipp Road in Ingham County, and I-196 ramp repaving in Van Buren County. Based on economic modeling, these investments will support 908 jobs.   

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VIDEO: Senators Peters and Stabenow Highlight How Historic Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Costs for Michigan Families, Tackle Climate Crisis and Create Jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2022 2:00 PM

Legislation Peters and Stabenow Helped Pass Will Allow Medicare to Negotiate Drug Prices, Cap Insulin at $35/month for Seniors, Reduce U.S. Carbon Emissions by 40 Percent by 2030, Pay Down Deficit, Fight Inflation

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PNC Senior Economic Advisor Stuart Hoffman: Unemployment Rate is Close to a Low at 3.5 Percent,

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2022 1:00 PM

Matching its Pre-Pandemic Low Point

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 14,000 to 262,000 in the week ending August 6 from a downward revised 248,000 in the week ending July 30. The four-week moving average of initial claims, which smooths out some of the volatility, moved up 5,000 to 252,000 in the week ending August 6 from a downward revised 247,000 in the previous week. It hit a low of 172K in early April. The insured unemployment rate held steady at a very low 1.0 percent in the week ending July 30. 

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VIDEO | LEAP Helps A Plus International Culture Communications, Inc. Launch US Operations in Lansing, MI

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Chinese Company to Offer Educational and Cultural Exchange Opportunities 

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 2, 2022) — An exciting new educational and cultural exchange company is coming to Lansing, Michigan, thanks in part to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) foreign direct investment (FDI) soft landing program. Representatives from A Plus International Culture Communication, Inc., were joined by LEAP, local elected officials, and education partners in Lansing today to announce the launch of its U.S.-based cultural exchange operations.

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