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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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U.P. Perspective | Projects That Matter

U.P. Perspectives
June 17, 2019 9:00 AM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership:

In economic development, we sell our region. We market all the wonderful attributes that make companies want to do business here. For example:


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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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U.P. Perspective | Navigating the LSCP Website

U.P. Perspectives
June 3, 2019 8:00 AM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership:

As you know, websites can often times be the cornerstone of a company or organization’s marketing efforts. It is no different at the Lake Superior Community Partnership where our website is the most comprehensive tool we have to assist our wide variety of users.


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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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U.P. Perspective | 20th Annual LSCP Golf Outing

U.P. Perspectives
May 20, 2019 11:00 AM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership:

The LSCP Marketing Team has been planning our second largest fundraiser of the year. We know there are many golf outings over the course of the summer and are thankful our partners and the community continue to support ours. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000, which will go directly toward the economic development services that we provide Marquette County.


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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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