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Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates 20th Anniversary and State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2022 Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Business Network
September 30, 2022 8:00 AM

Eight organizations and individuals receive awards for their contributions to the Michigan community 

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – September 29, 2022 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, celebrated its 20th  anniversary during its 2022 Annual Awards Dinner held at Greenfield Village (Dearborn, MI) on September 29.

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Governor Whitmer Announces Another Four Infrastructure Projects Completed as the State Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges at a Record Pace

Michigan Business Network
September 30, 2022 7:00 AM

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest infrastructure investment in Michigan’s history   

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the completion of four infrastructure projects in Alger, Baraga, Montcalm, and St. Clair counties as the administration continues to fix roads and bridges at a record pace across the state.

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The Right Place's 26th Annual Economic Outlook

Michigan Business Network
September 29, 2022 6:00 PM

Save the Date!

December 8, 2022 | 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

The JW Marriott - Downtown Grand Rapids

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Gov. Whitmer on Passage of Bipartisan Investments in Economic Development, Scholarships, Public Safety

Michigan Business Network
September 29, 2022 7:00 AM

Bipartisan deal will unleash Michigan’s economic potential by attracting transformational, job-creating investments to every region of the state and empowering young people pursuing higher education  

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted components of the bipartisan  supplemental package to fund economic development, deliver scholarships for higher education students, and secure additional resources to support public safety officials.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Tax-Free Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2022 4:00 PM

Michiganders do not have to pay state or federal taxes on federal loan forgiveness; approximately 1.4 million Michiganders have student loans    

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that student loan relief  would not be treated as taxable income in Michigan. Approximately 1.4 million Michiganders eligible for relief will not owe any state taxes for receiving benefits of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program or other student loan forgiveness.

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‘Hydrogen Roadmap’: New Report Details How the Lightest Element Can Play a Heavy-Duty Role in Michigan’s Clean-Energy Transition

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2022 11:00 AM

Ann Arbor, MI - Hydrogen, the most abundant and lightest element in the universe, can play a significant role in accelerating Michigan’s clean-energy transition away from fossil fuels in the coming decades, according to a new report released today by the University of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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Stabenow Releases Statement, Fact Sheet on Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Work;

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2022 10:00 AM

Will Address White House Conference Today 

WASHINGTON – Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will address the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health today as part of a panel with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

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MEDC | Cutting Edge Mobility Technologies Coming to Gerald R. Ford International Airport through State-Industry Collaboration

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2022 8:00 AM

Solutions include drones to support baggage delivery, autonomous mowers, and new technology to help passengers find open parking spots

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), together with Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, Southwest Airlines®, and Stantec GenerationAV, has announced a second group of companies that will receive a total of $145,500 in grant funding through the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship (FLITE).

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Investments to Retain 1,100 Jobs in Saginaw,

Michigan Business Network
September 27, 2022 2:00 PM

Build 161 Affordable Housing Units in Detroit, Back Entrepreneurs Across Michigan 

LANSING, Mich. –  Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund support for a business growth project by Nexteer Automotive in Buena Vista Township and a community revitalization project in Detroit, as well as support for tech startups in Northern Michigan, all of which will continue to strengthen Michigan’s economy and position the state for future prosperity. 

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MML and MEDC Team up to Bring More Housing Options to Michigan Communities Faster

Michigan Business Network
September 27, 2022 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – With rent and mortgage costs rising and communities across the state challenged to develop enough housing for their residents, the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Economic Development Corporation have reached back into the past to develop new strategies to help communities add more housing options to their existing neighborhoods.

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