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Gov. Whitmer Announces 195 New Jobs in Dundee at Automotive Electronics Manufacturer EOI Pioneer

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 5:00 PM

  • $14 million investment to establish facility, new manufacturing operations to allow the company to grow its global automotive business 
  • Project is company’s first North American automotive operations; underscores Michigan’s leadership in automotive manufacturing 
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Governor Whitmer Celebrates $54.5 Million Grant to Help Michiganders Keep the Heat On, Pay Bills This Winter

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 2:00 PM

Governor encourages Michiganders who need help with heating or electric bills to call 211 or go to mi211.org to get the resources and support they need to stay safe and warm   

LANSING, Mich.  Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that nine local community service agencies across Michigan received a combined $54.5 million in Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) grants to help families pay for heat and energy as the winter approaches. Last year, the program helped over 52,000 households. 

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Gov. Whitmer and Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board Support $45.6 Million for Outdoor Recreation in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
December 3, 2021 8:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended Wednesday to the Michigan Legislature that 117 recreation development projects and land acquisitions totaling $45,592,200 be funded in 2022. The board this year considered a total of 136 applications seeking over $59.1 million in funding. In a competitive process, all eligible applications were evaluated based on scoring criteria approved by the Trust Fund board.

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Stabenow, Peters Urge Congressional Leadership to Address Semiconductor Chip Crisis

Michigan Business Network
December 2, 2021 6:00 PM

Authors of Automotive Semiconductor Manufacturing Provisions Urge Leaders to Take Action

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today urged Congressional leadership to include investments on semiconductor manufacturing in a bipartisan bill moving through Congress.

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SBAM | Impact of State Redistricting Maps

Michigan Business Network
December 2, 2021 3:00 PM

The Maps Hurt These State House Incumbents The Most

The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) made some tweaks to the three maps it sent out for the final round of public comments earlier this month. That was good news for some state House incumbents, but bad news for others.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces 40 High-Wage Jobs as Global Auto Supplier TÜV SÜD America Establishes State-of-the-Art EV Battery Testing Facility in Auburn Hills

Michigan Business Network
December 2, 2021 12:00 PM

$44.1 million investment will establish new facility that includes all aspects of EV battery testing, create high-wage jobs, and build on Michigan's leadership in mobility and electrification sector   

LANSING, Mich. –Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today to announce that TÜV SÜD America, a provider of testing and safety solutions to industries including automotive, mobility, and manufacturing, is establishing a new state-of-the-art electric vehicle battery testing facility in Auburn Hills with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, which is expected to create 40 high-wage jobs.

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This Michigan Future Business Index Survey is in Its Final Week!

Michigan Business Network
December 2, 2021 7:00 AM

Your opinions are needed!

As we collectively navigate our way to the end of 2021 and face 2022, Michigan is venturing new paths of work, challenges of supply chains, and the continuing evolution of the talent issue! As a leading voice for small businesses in Michigan, the Michigan Business Network (MBN) believes the people making critical decisions need to hear how your business is doing as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why MBN, in partnership with Cinnaire, and the generous underwriting support of Michigan Economic Development Corporation are requesting your participation in this edition of the Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI).

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Clark Schaefer Hackett | 5 Supply Chain Technologies to Increase Competitive Advantage

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2021 5:00 PM

5 Technologies to Get You Through the Supply Chain Crisis

Today’s companies face challenges like globalization, demand for complex products, and managing the unwieldy demands placed on the supply chain during a public health crisis. To respond to these challenges, companies are looking for ways to leverage technology along the supply chain to collect data, drive automation, create efficiencies and reduce costs. CSH’s Glenn Plunkett shares five technologies that can lead to competitive advantage along the supply chain.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces 100 New Jobs and $1 Million Capital Investment from Expansion of Crest Marine in Owosso Charter Township

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2021 11:00 AM

• Expanded facility will allow the company to meet increased demand for hugely popular pontoon boats

• Project underscores Michigan’s leadership in manufacturing, highlights Michigan’s travel and tourism industries

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This Michigan Future Business Index Survey is in Its Final Week!

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2021 9:00 AM

Your opinions are needed!

As we collectively navigate our way to the end of 2021 and face 2022, Michigan is venturing new paths of work, challenges of supply chains, and the continuing evolution of the talent issue! As a leading voice for small businesses in Michigan, the Michigan Business Network (MBN) believes the people making critical decisions need to hear how your business is doing as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why MBN, in partnership with Cinnaire, and the generous underwriting support of Michigan Economic Development Corporation are requesting your participation in this edition of the Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI).

 Take Survey Now

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