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Video: Peters Convenes Hearing with Federal Inspectors General Examining Need for Bipartisan Reforms

Michigan Business Network
October 22, 2021 11:00 AM

to Safeguard Independence and Integrity of Agency Watchdogs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened a hearing with federal inspectors general to discuss bipartisan legislation he authored that would provide federal watchdogs with protections to strengthen independent oversight of the government’s effectiveness.

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Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Americans’ Privacy by Securing and Preventing Misuse of Data Collected By Artificial Intelligence

Michigan Business Network
October 21, 2021 6:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to secure and protect information handled by federal contractors using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, such as biometric data from facial recognition scans. The bill would require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish and consult with an Artificial Intelligence Hygiene Working Group to ensure that government contractors are securing and using data collected by AI technologies to protect national security and in a way that ensures the privacy and rights of all Americans.

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SBA | Economic Aid update : PPP Forgiveness, COVID EIDL and Data Sources

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 7:00 AM

Since mid-2020, the SBA has delivered more than $1 trillion in economic aid ($173+ billion in the Great Lakes region) via COVID relief measures to help the nation’s small businesses and those hardest hit by the pandemic survive. Fiscal year-end traditional SBA-backed lending numbers should be released this week and the SBA is on schedule to celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week from Nov. 1 to 5. We also are gearing up for the 2022 National Small Business Week to return the first week of May with details on award nominations to come in November as well.

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After Being Enacted into Law by Peters, Great Lakes Coast Guard Center of Expertise to be Headquartered in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 12:00 PM

Center of Expertise, Enacted into Law by Previous Peters-led Efforts, Will Study Impacts of Oil Spills in Freshwater Environments

 

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the location selection of the U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise (NCOE) for the Great Lakes, which will be headquartered in Michigan after Peters successfully secured $4.5 million for the initiative and passed legislation into law establishing the Great Lakes NCOE in 2018.

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GBClub | Still Time to Register: October 19, The Politics are Difficult, the Economics aren't -

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 14, 2021 12:00 PM

The Future of Investing in China

Location: Virtual 
October 19, 2021
4:00pm-4:45pm EDT

Agenda

IBC's Global Business Club together with the National Committee on U.S. China Relations and their China Townhall Initiative are organizing the second part of our Demystifying China event series. This townhall will feature keynote Amy P. Celico, Principal at Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), who will take a deep dive into whether companies should consider investing time, resources, and money into China.

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MEDC | Community Revitalization Projects in Cadillac, Lansing Win National Recognition

Michigan Business Network
October 13, 2021 5:00 PM

Two MEDC-supported projects focused on bringing new opportunities for economic growth and local vitality have been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at this year’s IEDC 2021 annual conference in Nashville, TN.  IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards  recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. The  Cadillac Lofts  project in downtown Cadillac was recognized with a gold award in the Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse category, and the  BLOCK600  project in downtown Lansing won a gold award in the Public-Private Partnerships category.
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Peters Statement on Reopening of Northern Border to Vaccinated Travelers

Michigan Business Network
October 13, 2021 11:00 AM

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Biden Administration announced they will allow vaccinated travelers to enter the United States through land ports of entry:

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MEDC | U.S. SBA Removes Reimbursement Caps on MI-STEP Export Activities

Michigan Business Network
October 12, 2021 10:00 AM

THIS JUST IN:
  • Reimbursement limits removed on exporting expenses, giving companies more access to financial assistance to support export initiatives
  • $2 million Michigan State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP) provides federal grant funds to help Michigan small businesses grow through increased access to global markets
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MEDC | This Just In: MEDC’s Export Assistance Program Gives Michigan Businesses More Flexibility,

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2021 3:00 PM

opportunities to increase international sales

  • Reimbursement limits removed on exporting expenses, giving companies more access to financial assistance to support export initiatives

  • $2 million Michigan State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP) provides federal grant funds to help Michigan small businesses grow through increased access to global markets

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MEDC | Join our Webinar: Women of Mobility

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2021 1:00 PM

Free Live Webcast: Women of Mobility

October 19, 2021, 1 p.m. EDT

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