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Michigan Economic Forecast Series - Stop #5 (Automation Alley)

Michigan Business Beat
January 17, 2020 4:00 PM

On Thursday, Jan.16th Automation Alley held their Global Economic Outlook for 2020 and Beyond. The annual outlook features international business experts discussing the global economy and how companies can take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business around the world in 2020. 

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LEAP Announces 2020 Executive Leadership and New Board Members

Pure Lansing
January 13, 2020 11:00 AM

LEAP and Local Business Leaders Partner to Increase Economic Prosperity

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), which serves the economic development needs of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties, has announced new board members joining LEAP in 2020, as well as its 2020 executive committee and officers, which were approved at its board of directors annual meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing, Michigan.

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LEAP | Ingham County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Encourages Infrastructure Support for Electric Vehicles

Pure Lansing
January 13, 2020 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Following months of conversation and research, the Ingham County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (ICBRA) voted today to approve a resolution encouraging ICBRA brownfield projects to incorporate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations into brownfield projects. With an eye to the future, ICBRA looks forward to advocating for and enhancing the EV infrastructure throughout Ingham County.

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series - Stop #3 (West Michigan)

Michigan Business Network
January 10, 2020 3:00 PM

Michigan Business Network was on the road to Grand Rapids, MI for stop #3 for the latest Michigan Economic Forecast Series.

The Right Place held its 2020 Economic Outlook for West Michigan. Speakers’ Birgit M. Klohs - President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. and Jim Robey - Director of the Regional Economic Planning Services at the W.E. Upjohn for Employment Research were on hand to answer questions about Michigan’s economic future.

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series - Stop #2 (Upper Peninsula)

Michigan Business Beat
January 8, 2020 4:00 PM

Michigan Business Network was on the road to Marquette, MI for stop #2 of the Michigan Economic Forecast Series on Dec.6, 2019. Hosted by Lake Superior Community Partnership, a panel of speakers talked about the U.P's 2019 year in review and a look ahead to 2020.

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series - Stop #1 (Detroit Region)

Michigan Business Beat
January 6, 2020 4:00 PM

Michigan Business Network was on the road to Detroit, MI at Ford Field for stop #1 of the Michigan Economic Forecast Series. Hosted by Detroit Regional Chamber, they bring the business community the sixth annual State of the Region, which benchmarks the Detroit region’s economic health against our national peers.

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series 2019 - Stop #4 (Capital Region)

Michigan Business Network
December 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (capital region) this is stop #4 going around the state. The events share reviews of 2019 and a look ahead for Michigan in 2020.

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News Release | Genesee Valley Center Host 33 Student-Run Pop-Up Shops

Michigan Business Network
December 24, 2019 9:00 AM

YouthQuest brought back YQ Biz just in time for the holidays!

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Genesee Valley Center expanded its retail offering to include 33 pop-up shops featuring the wares and goods of some of Flint’s youngest entrepreneurs. The small businesses, created and run by K-12 students in YouthQuest’s afterschool program, were in the mall’s J.C. Penney wing.

 

 

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Cinnaire Cares Generates $14,645 to Support Mission-Driven Organizations

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Staff Funded Initiative Supports Diverse Organizations

The Cinnaire Cares initiative is a companywide staff-funded and driven charitable program that was created by our employees. Cinnaire Cares provides an opportunity for our team to support our mission by contributing twice monthly to a fund that has been established to support staff nominated charities. In addition to financial contributions, Cinnaire staff are actively involved in volunteering their personal time to support our non-profit partners. We are pleased to announce the most recent Cinnaire Cares donations. With Cinnaire’s matching donation, a total of $14,645 was raised during this funding round. Each organization will receive $2,440.

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Planet M | Ford Makes $1.45B Investment, Extends Michigan's Leadership

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2019 9:00 AM

Extending Leadership in Design and Production of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this month announced the expansion of two of the company’s key facilities in Wayne and Dearborn and the establishment of a new vehicle modification center. The project, supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will generate a total private investment of more than $1.45 billion and create 3,000 new, well-paying jobs for Michigan workers through the Good Jobs for Michigan program.

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