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Gov. Whitmer Awards Grants to Help Build Seven Modular Homes and Address Affordable Workforce Housing Shortages

Michigan Business Network
June 22, 2022 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – In recent days, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced seven local government and nonprofit organizations across the state will receive nearly $1.4 million to construct seven modular build/modified technology homes. The grants will reduce the typical single-family home construction timeline and allows housing to be made available for immediate occupancy. 

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Sparrow News: Sparrow Clinton Names New Interim President

Michigan Business Network
June 22, 2022 11:00 AM

Sparrow Clinton Hospital names Kris Tennant as new interim president 

ST. JOHNS, MI – Sparrow Clinton Hospital caregivers have welcomed longtime healthcare leader Kris Tennant as the hospital’s new interim president. Tennant stepped into the role upon the recent retirement of former SCH President Beth Daugherty.

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Gov. Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in Iosco, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties Starting This Week

Michigan Business Network
June 21, 2022 3:00 PM

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history  

LANSING, Mich. – Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin this week in Iosco, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill Updating Michigan’s Curriculum to Include Financial Literacy Course,

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2022 5:00 PM

Preparing Students for Post-Graduation with Lifelong Skills 

LANSING, Mich. — Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 5190, a bipartisan bill updating Michigan’s high school curriculum to include a financial literacy course for the first time in state history.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Investment to Help Build 529 Affordable Apartments, Townhomes, and Housing Units Across Michigan

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2022 7:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. -- Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the state is moving forward with a plan to invest $13 million to build 529 affordable apartments, townhomes, and housing units to help increase the amount of affordable housing options across the state amidst a housing shortage, which will help lower costs for Michiganders.

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Governor Whitmer Invests $3 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to 781 Homes and Businesses Across Michigan

Michigan Business Network
June 16, 2022 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the state would invest an additional $3.3 million in funding to bring high-speed internet access to more residents, homes, and small businesses across the state.

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EPA Sets Strong Drinking Water Health Advisory Levels for Key PFAS Chemicals

Michigan Business Network
June 16, 2022 10:00 AM

New and updated advisory levels a critical step in protecting health and drinking water of communities in Michigan, United States

LANSING - The Great Lakes PFAS Action Network today issued the following statement lauding an announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that strengthened drinking water advisory levels PFOA and PFOS and set final health advisories for GenX and PFBS, four PFAS chemicals that are commonly used in a variety of products and industrial uses and threaten the public’s health.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Boosting Jobs, Supporting Michigan Tourism, Other Legislation

Michigan Business Network
June 15, 2022 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed nine bipartisan bills into law. The governor signed House Bills 4232, 4527, 5258, 5386, 5555, 5875, 5983, 5984, and Senate Bill 821, bringing the total of bi-partisan bills signed by Governor Whitmer to 849.

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Sparrow News: Sparrow Recognized as Global Leader in Healthcare Technology

Michigan Business Network
June 15, 2022 1:00 PM

Sparrow renews and expands reputation as global healthcare information technology leader

LANSING, MI – Sparrow has been revalidated as a global information technology leader, earning a place among a select few health systems in the U.S. and around the world in its commitment to use its IT know-how to improve patient care.

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Gov. Whitmer Awards Grants to 33 Local Governments and Nonprofits to Upgrade Housing Infrastructure Across the State

Michigan Business Network
June 15, 2022 8:00 AM

The grants can be used for home repairs and energy efficiency upgrades to lower costs for homeowners   

LANSING, Mich. – Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $1.7 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grants to 33 local governments and nonprofit groups to help residents make home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and neighborhood amenity improvements.

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