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2019 Mackinac Policy Conference with Chris Holman

Michigan Business Network
June 18, 2019 3:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference where they caught up with some of Michigan's top industry experts and leaders. These series of interviews took place at the Grand Hotel located on the beautiful Mackinac Island, May 29th and 30th.

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Manthei Veneer Secures $1.2 Million from USDA Through Great Lakes Energy Loan Program to FinishTheir Rebuild

Michigan Business Network
June 18, 2019 2:00 PM

Petoskey, Michigan -- The rebuilding of Manthei Veneer will move forward with the help of a $1.2 million loan through Great Lakes Energy’s (GLE) 0% Loan Program funded in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This loan is the largest given to date in the state of Michigan by the USDA through its Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) program.

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Cybersecurity Company to Establish Headquarters in Grand Rapids Area

Michigan Business Network
June 18, 2019 1:00 PM

VDA Labs to add 25 jobs, invest $300k in new high-tech lab and headquarters with MSF support

LANSING, Mich. – VDA Labs, LLCa full-scope cybersecurity company, is establishing its headquarters in the Grand Rapids area to create a central hub for its business practices, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The project is expected to generate a capital investment of $300,000 and create 25 high-wage, high-tech jobs. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Texas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

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Demolition Services Sought to Bring New Opportunities to West Branch Community

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2019 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority released a Request for Proposals for demolition and abatement of a blighted former laundromat in West Branch.

The Michigan Land Bank is encouraging all qualified contractors, including local businesses, to submit bids for this project.

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Michigan Land Bank Launches New Website

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Streamlined layout and property search tools offer one-stop shop for developers, residents, vendors and local government

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority has launched their new and improved website to increase efficiency and improve the user experience for those searching for property in Michigan.

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$600,000 EPA Grant To Jump-start Site Development Throughout Lansing Region

Pure Lansing
June 6, 2019 1:00 PM

Regional Coalition Led by LEAP through City of Lansing Secures Critical Grant to Assess Contaminated Properties Throughout Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), with the City of Lansing as the lead applicant, has once again led a coalition of regional partners including the City of East Lansing, Clinton County, Eaton County and Ingham County in securing a substantial grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will be used to assess and jump-start the environmental cleanup of blighted and contaminated properties across the region preparing them for development.

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MEDC | Belmont Engineered Plastics Secures Capital with Collateral Support from MEDC

Michigan Business Network
June 3, 2019 3:00 PM

Belmont Engineered Plastics, LLC (BEP) is a large injection molding and assembly operation located in Belmont, MI. The company came into existence in 2013 through the purchase of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility from a Fortune 100 company. The transaction enabled BEP to build a talented and capable team with broad manufacturing capabilities to work in a world-class facility

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MFBI Survey Helps Michigan Business Look Forward

Michigan Business Beat
May 30, 2019 4:00 PM

It's May 30th the month is almost over, and so is your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index.

Here is a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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The Right Place Assists Cyber Security Company with Expansion

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 3:00 PM

VDA Labs to add 25 jobs and invest $300,000 in new high-tech lab and office space

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (MAY 16, 2019): Thursday, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that Grand Rapids-based full-scope cyber security company Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis Labs, LLC (VDA Labs) has expanded to a new location at 5234 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. This expansion will result in the creation of 25 jobs and a capital investment of $300,000. VDA employees will move into the existing 3,000 square foot location that will house lab and office space, as well as room for product design and security review.

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Cinnaire | Building MI Communities Conference Wednesday Lunch Keynote Stephanie Land

Michigan Business Beat
May 16, 2019 11:00 AM

MBN visited Day 3 of 21st Annual Building Michigan Communities Conference at the Lansing Center, May 1, 2019. Luncheon Keynote to wrap up the event was delivered by Stephanie Land.

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