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Governor Whitmer Statement on Conversations with the White House on Issues Critical to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
October 22, 2021 5:00 PM

Discussions centered on economic development and infrastructure, with an emphasis on lead service line replacement and the global chip shortage 

LANSING, Mich.—Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after high-level conversations with key decision-makers in Washington, DC on Michigan’s priorities.

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Michigan Winning Economic Development Award

Michigan Business Network
October 22, 2021 10:00 AM

$1 million federal grant will build on state’s economic momentum, helping to create more good-paying jobs and uplift small businesses and communities   

LANSING, Mich. — Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the State of Michigan winning a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Governor Whitmer Announces $32 Million Investment to Fight Crime by Funding Police Officer Retention and Recruitment

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 6:00 PM

Second pillar of $75 million MI Safe Communities framework would fund retention and recruitment programs for officers, expand professional development, training, and mental health, and improve violent crime clearance rates 

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen proposed a $32 million investment to ensure law enforcement officers have the training and resources they need to effectively fight crime. The proposal is part of the larger $75 million MI Safe Communities framework the governor laid out in July, which would utilize federal funding from the American Rescue Plan to reduce crime and keep families safe by tackling the court backlog, expanding resources available to law enforcement, and uplifting communities by making investments in jobs programs, counseling, and education. 

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Governor Whitmer Announces Defense Company L3Harris Technologies to Expand Operations in Cascade Township, Creating up to 50 jobs

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 2:00 PM

  • $2.58 million investment will bring new high-wage jobs to West Michigan, further boosting Michigan as a defense hub 
  • Investment underscores Michigan’s leadership position in advanced manufacturing 

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today to announce that L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology provider, is expanding its operations in Cascade Township with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.  

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Gov. Whitmer Meets with Benton Harbor Residents and Local Leaders, Underscores Actions to Provide Safe Drinking Water

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 5:00 PM

Governor calls on legislature to fully fund LSL replacement with additional $11.4 million investment, reiterates goal to replace 100% of Benton Harbor lead service lines in 18 months 

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today met with residents and local leaders in Benton Harbor, underscoring the Executive Directive she signed a few days ago implementing an all-hands-on-deck, whole-of-government approach to coordinate federal, state, and local resources to move forward with urgency and ensure that every parent in Benton Harbor can give their kid a glass of water with confidence.

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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Joins American Battery Solutions at New Lake Orion Battery Manufacturing Facility

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 7:00 AM

New facility will manufacture lithium-ion batteries for clients on cutting edge of mobility and electrification, creating over 100 good-paying jobs and doubling company’s workforce in MI by 2023   

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Michigan manufacturer American Battery Solutions Inc. (ABS) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Lake Orion.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer Announces Grants to Accelerate Maritime, Mobility Innovations in the Great Lakes 

Michigan Business Network
October 18, 2021 9:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) to announce funding for four projects that will address climate, energy, and mobility challenges in the Great Lakes region through innovative maritime solutions.  

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Transportation Economic Development Grants Supporting 168 Jobs in Menominee County and 164 Jobs in Genesee County

Michigan Business Network
October 15, 2021 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded two state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) grants that will support a total of 332 new and existing jobs in Menominee and Genesee Counties. The grants will help fund infrastructure improvements related to Performance Corporation’s expansion in the Village of Carney in Menominee County and Fessler & Bowman, Inc.’s new and expanded national headquarters in Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County.

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill to Provide Flexibility for Car Dealerships

Michigan Business Network
October 15, 2021 7:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. -- Yesterday, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 128, which will amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to allow car dealerships greater flexibility in their operating hours. 

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CAR | How Leaders Can Successfully Navigate Supply Chain Disruptions

Michigan Business Network
October 14, 2021 5:00 PM

Join CAR, for an upcoming webinar:

Successfully Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions - Sponsored by PwC

Thursday, October 28, 2021  |  10:00 AM ET

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