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Pure Michigan Business Connect Offering up to $1 Million in Grants

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 5:00 PM

Pure Michigan Business Connect offering up to $1 million in grants to manufacturers looking to retool and produce critical service supplies

Michigan’s small business manufacturers looking to produce critical health and human service supplies can now apply for up to $150,000 in grants through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s PMBC COVID-19 Emergency Access & Retooling Program. The newly launched grant program will provide up to $1 million in grants to Michigan’s manufacturers that can quickly and effectively retool and produce critical supplies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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NEWS RELEASE : Pure Michigan Invites Fans to Experience the State Virtually

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2020 10:00 AM

#VirtualPureMichigan provides inspiration, while encouraging action to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 through social distancing

LANSING, MICH. Pure Michigan is going virtual. From live cams featuring beautiful beaches to virtual tours of unique exhibits, Pure Michigan is helping bring the state’s educational, outdoor and cultural experiences to life at home through its new #VirtualPureMichigan campaign. New virtual experiences will be posted regularly across Pure Michigan’s FacebookInstagram and Twitter channels in the coming weeks as people are being encouraged to Stay Home and Stay Safe to combat the continued spread of COVID-19.

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NEWS RELEASE: Pure Michigan Business Connect Updates Virtual, Statewide Matchmaking Platform for Critical COVID-19 Response Efforts

Michigan Business Network
March 26, 2020 7:00 AM

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program is expanding its free, online procurement platform by now including donations from suppliers capable of filling health and human service needs across a broad range of product and service categories. The platform will provide direct access to businesses within the state providing supplies including personal protection equipment, food, medical devices, paper products, cleaning equipment and more. 

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PMBC | Introducing the New DITNB Cohort

Michigan Business Network
February 5, 2020 1:00 PM

PMBC announces newest fashion brands to join apparel accelerator in downtown Detroit

PMBC announces; "Don't miss our brand opening this Friday, February 7th from 7:00-9:00pm! Come celebrate with Detroit Is The New Black as we welcome five new brands to our store for our third cohort of the DITNB accelerator in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect. this Friday, February 7th from 7:00-9:00pm"

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MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect's International Trade Team

Michigan Business Beat
August 13, 2019 3:00 PM

Connect with your
International Trade Manager


In June, the MEDC adjusted its organizational structure to promote efficiencies and cross-collaboration between business units. As a result, the MEDC has created a new Market Development team, comprised of both industry and policy experts. Jeanne Broad has shifted from her role as International Trade Manager (ITM) to focus on trade policy and international development as a member of the Market Development team. Since Jeanne's transition, the ITM territories have been redistributed among the remaining five ITMs.


Click here to view the updated territory map. While most areas of the state remain unchanged, a few counties have been affected. If you have questions regarding your company's point-of-contact, please email us at export@michigan.org.

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Pure Michigan News | 2019 National Travel and Tourism Week Activates Support for Michigan Travel and Tourism Industry

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Community and government leaders gather to endorse economic benefits of tourism to state

LANSING, Mich. – The Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan (TICOM) and Travel Michigan celebrated Michigan’s travel and tourism impact and the many ways travel contributes to state and local economies. The event was held today in Lansing at the Michigan History Center.

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Planet M | Mobility Report February 2019

Michigan Business Network
March 5, 2019 3:00 PM

American Center for Mobility welcomes Michael Noblett as President and CEO


The American Center for Mobility (ACM) welcomes Michael Noblett as president and CEO, effective February 25. Noblett will lead acceleration of the Center’s growth strategy and development, spearhead program innovation and economic development initiatives and oversee the strategic direction of the award-wining proving grounds.

Internationally recognized as an expert in automotive electronics and wireless communications, Noblett joins the ACM team from Intel, where he served as the global segment lead of automotive industry sales. Noblett replaces interim CEO Kirk Steudle, who was appointed by the board of directors in mid-2018.

ACM’s executive leadership team moving forward includes Mark Chaput, who was recently promoted from vice president of operations and construction to chief operating officer and will lead day-to-day operational tasks, and Jeff Rupp, who joined the team in May 2018, serving as chief technical officer and chief safety officer.

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PMBC | Getting Registered for 6th Annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2019 5:00 PM

March 11th Update; Summit in 8 days, register for attendance in Kalamazoo Tuesday March 19th!

PMBC’s Event Registration and our Supplier Application have been open and now reaching a priority deadline at the end of this week on Friday. This is for the 6th Annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit on March 19th at the Kalamazoo Radisson. Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Katy Till, Program Specialist for PMBC, who shares the details.

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Planet M | Mobility Report

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2018 12:00 PM

PlanetM Funds Three Mobility Pilots in Michigan

PlanetM awarded grants to three mobility startups as part of the PlanetM Startup Grant program, which provides mobility startups funds to test, deploy and validate their technologies that address real-world transportation challenges in Michigan.

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MEDC | Gourd-ous White Pumpkin Sent to Represent Michigan at White House Halloween Party Sunday

Michigan Business Network
October 28, 2018 12:00 PM

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