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Michigan Business Beat | MMA MFG, Forum Jeff Daniel, VP & CFO PVS Chemicals

Michigan Business Beat
June 27, 2022 10:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Jeff Daniel, VP & CFO PVS Chemicals.

MBN joined MMA Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Marriott Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti for a full-day conference featuring a dynamic mix of industry leaders, panel presentations, and interactive discussions.

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Michigan Business Beat | MFG Forum John Walsh, President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association

Michigan Business Beat
June 27, 2022 9:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes John J. Walsh, President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association.

MBN joined MMA Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Marriott Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti for a full-day conference featuring a dynamic mix of industry leaders, panel presentations, and interactive discussions.

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Michigan Business Beat | MMA MFG, Forum Jordan Thieme, Director of Operations, Amigo Mobility

Michigan Business Beat
June 27, 2022 8:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Jordan Thieme, Director of Operations, Amigo Mobility.

MBN joined MMA Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Marriott Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti for a full-day conference featuring a dynamic mix of industry leaders, panel presentations, and interactive discussions.

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Jobs Announcement: West Mich Firm Moving HQ to Downtown GR's Meijer Medical Innovation Building

Michigan Business Network
June 24, 2022 5:00 PM

Twisthink Chooses Grand Rapids for New Headquarters to Accelerate Growth and Create Impact

Digital consulting firm brings new perspectives and expertise to the Grand Rapids Innovation Park with support from MEDC, The City of Grand Rapids, The Right Place, and Rockford Construction

(GRAND RAPIDS, MICH) – Twisthink announced it has chosen Grand Rapids for its new headquarters to accelerate growth and the rising demand of organizations adopting digital transformation.

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PNC Senior Economist Abbey Omodunbi: Existing-Home Sales Fall to Lowest Level Since June 2020

Michigan Business Network
June 21, 2022 1:00 PM

As Rising Mortgage Rates Continue To Weigh on Housing Activity

  • Sales of existing homes fell 3.4% to 5.41 million annualized units in May from the prior month, the lowest level since June 2020.
  • The inventory of unsold existing homes in May improved slightly to 1.2 million from 1.0 million in April.
  • Sales of existing homes were down on a year-over-year basis in each of the four major U.S. regions.
  • Affordability will erode further as mortgage rates rise, resulting in slower housing activity through 2022.
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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Industrial Production Up 0.2%,

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2022 1:00 PM

With Small Decline in Manufacturing

  • Industrial production rose 0.2% in May and has risen every month in 2022. Production is up 6% over the past year.
  • There was a small decline in manufacturing output, with increases for mining and utilities. Higher energy prices are pushing up mining output.
  • The capacity utilization rate rose slightly in May. Supply-chain disruptions, not capacity constraints, are causing high goods inflation.
  • Industrial production will continue to expand in the second half of 2022, but at a slower pace than in the first half.
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LEO | World Refugee Day Highlights Contributions of Refugees, Celebrates Michigan Being a Safe, Welcoming State

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2022 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich.— With over 80 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, Gov. Whitmer proclaims June 20 as World Refugee Day in Michigan, to highlight Michigan as a safe and welcoming home to many looking for hope and opportunity, and to acknowledge their struggle and protect their human rights.

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LEO | New Policy Resolutions Approved by the Michigan Workforce Development Board

Michigan Business Network
June 15, 2022 10:00 AM

State Workforce Board calls for more mental health resources and creation of local Sixty by 30 goals to close talent gaps

LANSING, MICH. – The Michigan Workforce Development Board is calling for more mental health supports in the workplace and the creation of local Sixty by 30 goals across the state to build lasting resiliency for employees and to accelerate the state’s economic growth and prosperity for all Michiganders.

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LEO | Poverty Task Force Releases Policy Recommendations to Improve Health Outcomes for Michiganders

Michigan Business Network
June 14, 2022 5:00 PM

Group releases 29 policy recommendations designed to lift struggling Michiganders out of poverty and improve their health outcomes, highlights the connection between wealth and health outcomes

CLIO, Mich. – The Michigan Poverty Task Force released its second set of policy recommendations to continue the State’s efforts to lift struggling Michiganders out of poverty and improve their health outcomes. Since the task force’s first 2021 report, significant investments for Michigan families have centered on gaps in Michigan’s social safety net and were included in Gov. Whitmer’s FY22 budget based on PTF 2021 recommendations.

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Degage Ministries Cuts Ribbon on $7.5 Million Expansion Project

Michigan Business Network
June 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Downtown Grand Rapids nonprofit serving people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty relocates entrance from Division Avenue to Sheldon Avenue while expanding the kitchen, community center, and other programs 

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) - Dégagé Ministries formally opened the first completed section of its renovated campus at a June 13 ceremony. The ribbon-cutting featured remarks from Dégagé leaders, patrons and donors, City of Grand Rapids leaders, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce representatives, and construction teams.

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