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Madhu Anderson Joins Citizens Research Council

Michigan Business Network
May 17, 2024 5:00 PM

Livonia, MI – Madhu Anderson this week joins the Citizens Research Council of Michigan as the Senior Research Associate for Local Affairs.

Madhu is well known in public policy, state government and non-profit and conservancy circles, holding several leadership positions in state government and the non-profit sector prior to joining the Citizens Research Council.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill to Drive Investment and Job Creation in Local Communities

Michigan Business Network
May 17, 2024 3:00 PM

With modernized Renaissance Zones, Michigan bolsters economic development toolkit, builds on momentum   

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation to streamline  Renaissance Zones, a state program that incentivizes job growth and investment in areas of the state that need more of both across Michigan.

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Eaton County Board of Commissioners Votes to Form Tax Advisory Committee

Michigan Business Network
May 17, 2024 8:00 AM

County financial struggles cause Board to take action 

EATON COUNTY, MI—The Eaton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to form a County Advisory Tax Limitation Committee (CATLC) to review the current tax amount the County is able to levy. The Committee will meet to determine if any changes are necessary to maintain operations, and then the Board will place that determination on the November ballot.

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LEO | UIA: Be Alert to Thieves Changing Bank Information on Claims to Steal Benefits

Michigan Business Network
May 15, 2024 4:00 PM

Criminals 'mirror' cell phones to obtain logins, passwords

Workers urged to regularly review their MiWAM account details

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) today issued a warning about thieves stealing benefits from jobless workers. The criminals illicitly gain access to cell phones and then use the stolen personal data to change banking information.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Funding for Infrastructure Projects in Allegan and Saginaw Counties

Michigan Business Network
May 15, 2024 11:00 AM

that will Support More than 1,700 Jobs  

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced two infrastructure grants that will support a total of 1,751 new jobs and $3.4 billion of private investment in Allegan and Saginaw counties. 

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Peters Again Recognized by Non-Partisan Lugar Center as One of the Most Bipartisan Senators

Michigan Business Network
May 15, 2024 10:00 AM

Peters Ranked Most Bipartisan Democrat and 2nd-Most Bipartisan Senator for His Work in 2023 

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) was recognized as the 2nd-most bipartisan Senator – and the most bipartisan Democrat – in 2023, according to new rankings released by the non-partisan Lugar Center and McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The announcement also ranked Peters the 3rd-most bipartisan Senator for his work during the 117th Congress (2021-2022). Peters earned the recognition for his successful efforts to advance and enact bipartisan legislation into law.    

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Media Business | Charles Gleeson II, How the Media Deals with the Construction Industry

Media Business
May 14, 2024 12:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show-host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his seventy-second episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation discussing the state of the construction industry, the impact of interest rates and zoning challenges, the struggle to find skilled workers, and reflections on media coverage and challenges in the construction business.

He welcomes Charles Gleeson II, 45 years of experience in Industrial, Retail, Institutional & Multi-family construction projects. Owner, CE GLEESON CONSTRUCTORS.

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LEO Hosts Detroit Roundtable with Business, Labor, Nonprofit, Local Government Leaders to Discuss State’s Effort to Support Clean Energy Jobs

Michigan Business Network
May 14, 2024 7:00 AM

Stakeholders Gather to Share Insights in  Shaping Michigan’s Clean Energy Future 

DETROIT, Mich.The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) hosted a roundtable event in Detroit today to discuss how the Community & Worker Economic Transition Office can help Michiganders benefit from transitions in the auto and energy sectors.

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Senator Peters Secures Pause on Changes to Iron Mountain Processing and Distribution Center

Michigan Business Network
May 13, 2024 2:00 PM

In Letter to Peters, Postmaster General DeJoy Commits to Pausing Some USPS Facility Changes Until 2025

WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter sent to U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, following his repeated calls to stop implementation of changes to the United States Postal Service (USPS) mail delivery network, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has committed to pause changes planned at the Iron Mountain Processing Center that would move a portion of mail processing operations to a facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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SBAM | Small Business Association of Michigan Launches Wellness Program for Small Businesses

Michigan Business Network
May 13, 2024 1:00 PM

With employee engagement hitting record lows, SBAM seeks to help reverse the trend 

Lansing, MI – Michigan small businesses are gaining affordable access to a suite of wellness services for their employees thanks to a new program offered by the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM).  

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