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Governor Whitmer Announces More Than $3 Billion in Auto Insurance Refunds Have Been Issued to Michigan Drivers

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2022 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox are celebrating the successful distribution of more than $3 billion in $400 per-vehicle auto insurance refunds to eligible Michiganders.   

"This year, we put more than $3 billion back in people’s pockets with $400 auto refund checks per vehicle. We got this done thanks to bipartisan auto insurance legislation I signed in 2019, which has already saved Michigan drivers over $1 billion on their premiums since taking effect,” said Governor Whitmer.

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects Starting Next Week in Calhoun and Huron Counties

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2022 1:00 PM

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

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road repairs are expected to begin next week in two counties across Michigan. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects include I-94/I-69 Interchange work in Calhoun County and culvert replacement along M-142 in Huron County. Based on economic modeling, these investments are expected to support over 2,700 jobs.

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Grand ‘Ride and Drive’ Event at MI State Capitol Showcased Latest in Electric Vehicles

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2022 11:00 AM

Event featured electric cars, SUVs, transport vehicles, school buses, and more as lawmakers eye state’s mobility future

LANSING – Automakers and clean mobility groups joined together to host today’s “Ride and Drive” event, a grand electric vehicle debut on the Capitol lawn. The event showcased 17 of the latest electric vehicles – cars SUVs, transport vehicles, and buses – alongside companies that supply and recycle materials used while manufacturing these vehicles.

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CAR Discusses This Week's Hot Topics

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2022 9:00 AM

This week, EV batteries were a topic of focus as we saw significant investments in domestic battery production in the US and news regarding battery recycling. There were also some interesting developments in the autonomous truck space. Lastly, we review the latest headlines for used cars and car digital retailing.

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Stellantis & Back to the Bricks Executives Added to MotorCities Board of Directors

A Shunpiker's Journal
May 18, 2022 10:00 AM

MotorCities National Heritage Area Adds Two New Members to its Board of Directors 

DETROIT – At its recent meeting, the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, who will each serve a two-year term.

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CAR | Economic Outlook 2022

Michigan Business Network
May 18, 2022 9:00 AM

Ukraine and “The Fog of War”

Warren G. Harding used the term “return to normalcy” during his 1920 U.S. presidential campaign. It was an era when the global economy began to recover from the 1918 Spanish Flu and the First World War, which upended hundreds of millions of lives and completely redrew the geopolitical map of Europe.

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II at Groundbreaking of Wilson Park in Detroit

Michigan Business Network
May 13, 2022 9:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Tuesday, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II attended the groundbreaking of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park in Downtown Detroit. Under the direction of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the park will undergo construction to become a part of the beautiful Detroit riverfront.  

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CAR | Your Next Business Opportunity Awaits You in Traverse City

Michigan Business Network
May 12, 2022 10:00 AM

CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI, your next business opportunity is waiting for you at CAR MBS.

August 2-4, 2022

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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II Honors Seven Historic Preservation Projects Across Michigan

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2022 7:00 AM

Annual Governor’s Awards recognizes historic preservation achievements in Michigan  

LANSING, Mich. – Thursday, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that seven Michigan preservation projects were awarded Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation during a ceremony hosted by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Communities represented include Battle Creek, Bay City, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Leland, Manistee Township, and Ypsilanti.

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Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance | New Round of Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grants Awarded

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2022 8:00 AM

GM and Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance announce a new round of Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant recipients

General Motors and Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance today announced that 15 small businesses in Flint were awarded a total of $150,000 from the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program. It is the third round of grants from the GM-funded initiative, which supports revitalization efforts across the city’s neighborhoods by strengthening local businesses.

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