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LEO | Partnership Provides Skills, Opportunities for Students Interested in Growing, High-Demand GIS and Drone Careers

Michigan Business Network
December 2, 2020 11:00 AM

DPSCD joins the state’s MiSTEM effort, EMU and the Geospatial Technology Talent Consortium to prepare students for high-tech jobs on the horizon; looks for employers to work with interns to develop talent pipeline

LANSING, Mich.—With organizations across the globe increasingly relying on location intelligence to make better decisions, careers in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are in demand more than ever. That’s why the state’s MiSTEM Network has partnered with Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and Eastern Michigan University (EMU) to offer a unique opportunity for students to take college-level GIS courses.

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RELEASE: Michiganders Encouraged to Explore High-Demand, High-Wage Career Pathways

Michigan Business Network
December 2, 2020 9:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. — To recognize the state’s urgent and growing need for talent and the programs and services in place to help and engage residents in employment, training and educational opportunities, Governor Gretchen Whitmer encourages Michiganders to explore the many career pathways available to them during Career Exploration and Awareness Month.

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MEDC | International Trade: December Newsletter

Michigan Business Network
December 2, 2020 8:00 AM

Virtual Healthcare Trade Mission to the U.A.E.

February 1-11, 2021

Together with the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, MEDC invites companies to join a healthcare sector trade mission to the United Arab Emirates. This mission offers a chance for companies to get a head start on their participation in Arab Health 2021 (May-July 2021) or to utilize the trade mission to develop leads in the U.A.E.

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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Manufacturing Expanded in November, But at Slower Pace

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2020 3:00 PM

US manufacturing activity increased for a seventh straight month in November, according to the manufacturing index from the Institute for Supply Management. The index fell to 57.5% in November from 59.3% in October; a reading of above 50 indicates expansion in the industry, but the decline in index means that pace of growth improved over the month.

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MEDC | New Relief Funding Available to Michigan Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2020 2:00 PM

Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative to Provide $10 Million in COVID-19 Relief

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved a $10 million grant program to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses disproportionately impacted the COVID-19 virus. The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to award grants of up to $15,000 to small businesses across Michigan, with applications being available beginning December 15, 2020.

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MEDC | Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative to Provide $10 Million in Grants for COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2020 12:00 PM

• Michigan Strategic Fund authorizes relief program to expected support small businesses disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 crisis

• MEDC seeking grant administrators to ensure statewide coverage; applications for administrators due Dec. 2

• Eligible small businesses able to apply for grants starting on Dec. 15 at www.michiganbusiness.org/relief

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West Michigan Business Stories from ClarkCom

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Here's a digest of current business news and topics from Western Michigan: 

Degage Ministries - Degage Ministries seeks donations for annual Heartside Community Christmas Store

Degage Ministries is preparing to open the Degage Ministries Christmas Store to help low-income and homeless residents of the Heartside neighborhood purchase holiday gifts for family and friends. Store items are donated and then sold to residents at reduced prices, providing an opportunity for the individuals to feel dignity and value in not only choosing, but also paying for the gift items.

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Cinnaire | Cinnaire Solutions Partners with Olympia Development of Michigan & the City of Detroit

Michigan Business Network
November 27, 2020 4:00 PM

to Pursue Advancement of Affordable Housing in Detroit

Cinnaire Solutions, Olympia Development of Michigan, and the City of Detroit jointly announced today a partnership created to explore new affordable housing options in The District Detroit. Brought together by their shared goal of community-minded development, this public-private collaboration will work to address the need for increased affordable housing in Detroit.

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Cinnaire | Serving Those Who Served

Michigan Business Network
November 27, 2020 12:00 PM

– Affordable Housing For Veterans

Veterans Day is a holiday honoring those who have served our country. Celebrated on November 11th in honor of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 that signified the end of World War I, the holiday provides an opportunity to pay tribute to all American veterans. At Cinnaire, we are committed to creating safe, affordable places to call home for all who have served our country.

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims Today as Post Office Day, Thanks Frontline Postal Workers

Michigan Business Network
November 27, 2020 9:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer has proclaimed November 27, 2020, as Post Office Day to recognize the postal workers crucial, work throughout the entire year and as they enter their busiest delivery season between Thanksgiving and the start of the New Year

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