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Peters Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Icebreaking Capacity in the Great Lakes

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 4:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Peters (MI) introduced theGreat Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that will codify the U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. Icebreaking is critical for commerce in the Great Lakes, and increasing icebreaking capacity will help the many businesses and workers that rely on the maritime industry to transport their goods to market and grow our regional economy. Peters introduced the legislation with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN).

Icebreaking in the Great Lakes is critical not just for Michigan’s economy and small business – but for our entire country. As we gear up for another winter, the importance of icebreaking is more vital than ever given the economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to join my colleagues on a bipartisan basis to prioritize icebreaking in the Great Lakes and ensure safe trade and commerce.”

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Lansing Region’s Top Young Professionals Recognized at 10 Over the Next Ten Awards

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. - The 14th annual 10 Over the Next Ten Awards were held virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6 until to 7 p.m. This event recognizes Greater Lansing’s top young professionals who are expected to contribute significantly to our community over the next ten years. The event was co-hosted by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) and Grand River Connection (GRC).

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MEDC | Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company Encourage Travelers to #HopIntoMichigan

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 7:00 AM

With Pure Michigan Autumn IPA

LANSING, Mich. Kicking off the official first day of fall and aiming to inspire travel during peak foliage season, Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company are once again teaming up to release Pure Michigan Autumn IPA, a 100 percent Michigan-grown and harvested IPA that highlights the state’s agricultural bounty and nationally-recognized craft beer industry. The effort will also encourage travelers to #HopIntoMichigan with socially distanced fall travel.

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MEDC | Business growth, community revitalization projects around Michigan attract $112 million in investment

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2020 6:00 PM

- Continue Michigan’s Economic Recovery

• Gerber expanding its facility in Fremont, creating and retaining jobs in community

• MI-STEP program to further support export activities of businesses in Michigan

• Community development projects will revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, Eaton Rapids, Ludington, Paw Paw
• $10.6 million in infrastructure enhancement grants will help accelerate economic development in eight Michigan communities

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Peters, Stabenow Push to Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable During Pandemic as Part of Bipartisan Senate Effort

Michigan Business Network
September 23, 2020 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) called on the Trump Administration — with a bipartisan group of Senators — to hold large pharmaceutical companies accountable for undermining programs for safety net health providers during the Coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Senators and their colleagues pressed the Department to penalize companies that set prices at levels higher than permitted by the Health Services and Resources Administration’s 340B Drug Pricing Program. The 340B program requires drug companies to sell discounted prescription drugs to safety net hospitals, rural health facilities and other entities that provide care in underserved communities.

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Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $15.5 Million in Federal Funding for Pedestrian Safety Crossings Along Michigan Line Rail Corridor

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2020 6:00 PM

Funding Will Support MDOT Efforts to Improve Pedestrian Safety, Address Trespassing Along Hotspot Rail Crossings

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive $15,619,365 to complete infrastructure improvements for pedestrian rail crossings along the Michigan Line between Dearborn and Kalamazoo. Over the past four years, 12 pedestrians have been struck by trains along the Michigan Line, in addition to many near-misses. MDOT’s project will improve rail crossing safety and help prevent trespassing at “hotspot” crossings along the Michigan Line, which go through downtowns and college campuses.

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Joe Winkiel | Inaugural Capital Area Virtual Job Fair

Michigan Business Beat
September 22, 2020 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Joe Winkiel, Business Services Officer - Focus on Healthcare and IT at Capital Area Michigan Works! Lansing, Michigan (Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties) to discuss Capital Area Virtual Job Fair.

Inaugural Capital Area Virtual Job Fair for the tri-county area was Thursday, August 20th Joe shares how that event went.

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Takea Norwood | CAMW! MVP (Most Valuable Partner August 2020)

Michigan Business Beat
September 21, 2020 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher spoke with Tekea Norwood, Program Compliance Manager for Capital Area Michigan  Works!, Lansing, MI, but serving Ingham Eaton and Clinton Counties.

In this discussion hear Tekea answer questions about Youth Programs available through Capital Area Michigan Works!,

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NEWS RELEASE: The Basketball League Introduces Flint United

Michigan Business Network
September 21, 2020 12:00 PM

(Flint, Mich.) – From last second buzzer beaters, to trying to make the dance cam, to the heart-wrenching losses that create rivalries to last a lifetime. These are the moments that make sports and the communities the teams represent worthwhile. 

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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Increase Slightly

Michigan Business Network
September 21, 2020 8:00 AM

The Michigan state average is up 2 cents compared to last week 

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 21, 2020) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 2 cents compared to last week.  Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.06 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 10 cents less than this time last month and about 71 cents less than this time last year.

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