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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for the Curtis Jones Park in Detroit

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 5:00 PM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative
 
LANSING, Mich.The neighborhood of Northwest Goldberg in Detroit will gain a new park and recreation space through a newcrowdfunding campaignthe Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit NW Goldberg Cares announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 12:00 PM

First wave of approved restaurant applicants to receive vital American Rescue Plan funding just one week after the SBA opened for applications 

WASHINGTON – Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration began delivering economic relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by President Joe Biden, to more than 16,000 approved applicants.

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NLEA | Celebrate Economic Development Impacts

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2021 5:00 PM

The NLEA Annual Showcase celebrates the individuals and organizations that make economic development happen!

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SBA | PPP and RRF Updates

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2021 1:00 PM

The SBA began accepting applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Monday, May 3. In the first two days of the RRF application window, the SBA has received:

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World Trade Week Shines a Light on MEDC’s International Trade Programs

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2021 11:00 AM

resources to help companies go global

Last week Michigan celebrated World Trade Week, promoting the importance and benefits of global trade on Michigan’s economy. Throughout the week, business and community leaders shared international business knowledge and resources, highlighted the link between international trade and Michigan’s economic well-being, and recognized the contributions of international trade to job creation in Michigan.

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Why Farmers Need the Growing Climate Solutions Act

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2021 11:00 AM

The recent reintroduction of the Growing Climate Solutions Act, authored by Senators Stabenow (D-MI) and Braun (R-IN), will create clarity for farmers seeking to tap into new carbon market incentives for climate-smart agriculture. The Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to take up the bill soon.

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‘Lead Now’ Informational Sessions Begin in May

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2021 10:00 AM

(FLINT, Mich. – May 6, 2021) The area’s premier leadership development program – Lead Now – will soon begin recruitment for its 2021-2022 cohort.

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MEDC | Michigan Business Report may 6

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2021 4:00 PM

Celebrating World Trade Month

Today’s Livestream: World Trade Week and International Business

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States That Had the Quickest Unemployment Claims Recovery – WalletHub Study

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2021 3:00 PM

With all Americans now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the country continuing to reopen, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on April 26, and were 92% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files

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SBA | Economic Aid Update: Data for RRF, SVOG, PPP and Economic Injury

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2021 2:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration continues to deliver vital economic aid nationally, regionally, and in our local communities to small businesses, which employ an overwhelming majority of the nation, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following are the most recent updates on the various programs. Please let me or your local public affairs specialist know you have any questions or wish to schedule an interview with your area SBA district director concerning any of the agency’s programs and their local impact.

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