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Michigan Strong in Business Facilities’ Annual Rankings Report, Among Other Recent Accolades

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Michigan is among the top 10 states for cyber security growth potential, manufacturing workforce, opportunity zones, and tech job growth, and, once again ranks number one for automotive manufacturing strength according to Business Facilities’ 15th annual Rankings Report for 2019.

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Waupaca Foundry Opens Operations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Grand opening of facility in Ironwood expected to generate investment of $4.3 million, create 61 jobs

Monday, Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals company, opened operations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The new facility will process iron castings produced at its Waupaca, Wis. plants. The company’s expansion into the city of Ironwood is expected to generate an investment of $4.3 million and create 61 new jobs.

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Neuvokas U.P. Michigan Company Innovative Manufacturer of High-Quality Fiber Rebar

Michigan Business Beat
July 17, 2019 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher recently caught up with Erik Kiilunen, CEO, Neuvokas, Ahmeek, MI, and Fred Molnar, vice president of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at MEDC, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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Talent Issues Impede Tech

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2019 3:00 PM

A recent advancedmanufacturing.org article draws on recent research conducted by Case Western Reserve, New York University, and Boston University, with assistance from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).

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News Release | Peters Announces Proposal to Establish a National Institute of Manufacturing, Make Manufacturing Policy a Major National Focus

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2019 2:00 PM

Senator’s Idea Draws on Feedback from Michigan Manufacturers; Seeks to Revitalize Manufacturing Industry as Countries Like China and South Korea Prioritize Manufacturing Policy

WASHINGTON, DC     U.S. Senator Gary Peters today announced a new proposal to establish a National Institute of Manufacturing during his keynote address at the MForesight Manufacturing Summit in Washington, DC. Inspired by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the institute would serve as the hub for federal manufacturing programs, promote efforts to help our workforce close the skills gap and function as the focal point for developing a national strategy focused on ensuring American manufacturing policy can rapidly respond to changes in the global marketplace. Through his visits to manufacturers across Michigan, Peters has heard about the need for a unified strategy on manufacturing to revitalize the industry and keep pace with competitors in other countries.
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MICHauto | Gearing up for Mackinac Policy Conference 2019

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2019 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Glenn R. Stevens, Executive Director, MICHauto and Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit, MI. Their conversation reacquaints the Michigan Business community with MICHauto and how they are getting prepared for the Mackinac Policy Conference.

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LEAP, Lansing Economic Area Partnership -- CAMW! MVP for April 2019

Michigan Business Beat
April 17, 2019 5:00 PM

Keith Lambert, Vice President of Business Attraction, LEAP, Lansing Economic Area Partnership -- CAMW! MVP for April 2019. Capital Area Michigan Works! has been helped by LEAP their most valuable partner for this month, in preparing for MiCareerQuest Capital Area coming up April 26th.    

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CAMW! MVP March 2019 | Capital Area Manufacturing Council

Michigan Business Beat
April 2, 2019 8:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Virg Bernero, Executive Director, Capital Area Manufacturing Council, Lansing, MI, which is the Capital Area Michigan Works! MVP for March (Most Valuable Partner). They review the Council and a recent Awards Celebration.

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MICHIGAN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANNOUNCES IMPACT SURVEY RESULTS; STATE’S MANUFACTURERS RETAIN $1.6 BILLION IN SALES

Michigan Business Network
February 19, 2019 8:00 AM

News Release Provided By Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

PLYMOUTH, MI– The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has announced the results from its 2018 manufacturing client impact survey. The survey is conducted annually by an independent third-party to document the economic impact of the services provided by The Center and measure the return on investment to manufacturing clients served statewide.

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CMMA Brings Value to Manufacturing Community

Michigan Business Beat
February 13, 2019 11:00 AM

Executive Director of Central Michigan Manufacturing Association (CMMA) Harry Leaver joins small business advocate Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Beat.

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