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Regional unemployment rates decline in August

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates moved down in 16 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas during August, according to data released Thursday from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

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Governor Whitmer Reopens Movie Theaters, Strengthens Mask Requirements in Schools

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 5:00 PM

Governor’s order increases limits on mass gatherings for regions in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan   

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and 2020-185which requires face coverings for students in grades K-5.

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NEWS RELEASE: MDHHS Makes COVID-19 Recommendations About Halloween Trick-or-Treating, Celebrations

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 3:00 PM

LANSING, MICH. To help ensure the only thing scary about Halloween is the costumes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued guidance on how to safely celebrate the holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Lansing Region’s Top Young Professionals Recognized at 10 Over the Next Ten Awards

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. - The 14th annual 10 Over the Next Ten Awards were held virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6 until to 7 p.m. This event recognizes Greater Lansing’s top young professionals who are expected to contribute significantly to our community over the next ten years. The event was co-hosted by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) and Grand River Connection (GRC).

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SBA | Happy National Small Business Week!

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 1:00 PM

Originally set for May 2020 but postponed by the pandemic, September 20 through September 26, 2020, is National Small Business Week. "During National Small Business Week, we celebrate the resolve and ingenuity of American businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers. America’s small businesses are at the very core of our Nation’s identity and prosperity, and this week we pay tribute to these patriots for their contributions to our Nation’s economy and culture.

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NEWS RELEASE: Virtual Job Fair in October Addresses Shortage of Direct Care Workers During COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 12:00 PM

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Aging and Adult Services Agency has partnered with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to host a virtual job fair for Southeast Michigan employers to help address a shortage of direct care workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MichBio | Signature Webinar: Pharma and Biotech Investment Analysis with Guest Speakers from JPMorgan

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 11:00 AM

MichBio is pleased to present a signature webinar on the State of Pharma and Biotech Investments with Guest Speakers from JPMorgan

The combined impact of drug pricing reform and patient affordability, a global pandemic, and increasing public pressure on pharmaceutical companies and the life science industry to put consumers at the center of research has made healthcare THE issue concerning voters, policy-makers, and the general public. The focus begets the question - what is the current state of the industry?
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Michigan College Access Network Awards 11 Additional COVID-19 Response Grants in 11th Round of Funding

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 9:00 AM

$69,935 awarded to 10 organizations across Michigan in support of postsecondary attainment efforts 

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded $69,935 in its 11th round of COVID-19 Response Grants to 10 organizations in Michigan. These grants help Michigan high schools, Local College Access Networks, community-based nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions support emergent postsecondary projects and programs in their communities. MCAN is also now partnering with other funders to co-sponsor these grants.

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State of Michigan budget in place, ready to begin new fiscal year on October 1

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2020 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Legislature and the administration of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have worked together to put a Fiscal Year 2021 budget in place that will soon become law. It is a budget that funds shared priorities such as education, economic development, public health, public safety, and the environment.  

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Governor Whitmer Announces Bold Action to Protect Public Health and Create Clean Energy Jobs by Making Michigan Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2020 3:00 PM

With The MI Healthy Climate Plan, Michigan becomes the ninth state to commit to 100% economic carbon neutrality   

LANSING, Mich. -- Yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The governor’s comprehensive plan will protect Michiganders’ public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs by putting Michigan on a path towards becoming fully carbon-neutral by 2050.

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