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SBA | Register for the COVID EIDL Webinar Series

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 6:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program’s small business loans. The COVID EIDL program is a Federal small business loan program designed to support small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 economic recession by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital. 

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AAA: "Miles to Empty" Warning Fuels When Drivers Decide to Fill Up

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 5:00 PM

New research finds drivers should not rely too heavily on in-dash fuel economy displays

DEARBORN, Mich., (July 26, 2021) — In-dash fuel economy displays estimate the number of miles a vehicle gets per gallon, including how many “miles to empty.” AAA tested the accuracy of these systems and found their estimates vary significantly over shorter trips or are dependent on the consistency of things that affect gas mileage like speed and acceleration.

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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Fuels Michigan’s Economic Jumpstart

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 4:00 PM

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MEDC | Michigan State Historic Preservation Office Awards Historic Preservation Grants

U.P. Perspectives
July 27, 2021 1:00 PM

to Birmingham, Manistee, Mason

LANSING, Mich. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has awarded $188,000 in grants to three Michigan communities, the Michigan Strategic Fund announced today. The grants represent awards from the federal Historic Preservation Fund—Certified Local Government (CLG) program administered by the SHPO and will benefit local preservation and community planning goals.

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Funding Bill to Put Michigan’s Economic Recovery First

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 12:00 PM

The legislation provides financial resources for flooding recovery and additional support for local police.

LANSING, Mich.  — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Senate Bill 27 to appropriate $384.7 million in supplemental relief funding to support the recovery of individuals, families, and small businesses to help them emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic in a stronger position. A total of $367.7 million is from federal COVID relief funding that was authorized through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, while another $17 million is from the state's general fund.
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Michigan’s Farmers Markets Celebrate during National Farmers Market Week August 1 through 7

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 11:00 AM

Michigan Farmers Market Association and markets statewide highlight  markets’ positive impacts on food access, small businesses, and communities in 2021 

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) kicks off National Farmers Market Week from August 1 through 7, 2021 with farmers markets across the state and country. Many of Michigan’s nearly 250 farmers markets will be hosting special events, activities, and more to celebrate farmers and vendors, and express appreciation for volunteers and shoppers.

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2021 North American Space Summit a Month Away

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 10:00 AM

Aug. 29th - Aug.31st - Traverse City, Michigan - Registration is Open!

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Announces Economic Development Grants Supporting 450 Jobs in Sturgis

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 7:00 AM

  • Indiana-based Cruiser RV and Heartland Recreational Vehicles will add 450 new jobs, invest a total of $35.9 million in Sturgis with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund 
  • MDOT TEDF grant to Heartland RV will help support infrastructure improvements
  • Projects are companies’ first operations in Michigan, underscoring strength of Michigan’s manufacturing workforce
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MEDC | City of Marquette receives certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

U.P. Perspectives
July 26, 2021 6:00 PM

Designation facilitates private investment, improves economic development opportunities

LANSING, Mich. – For its efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Marquette has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced this past Thursday.

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Accident Fund Grants $6.9 Million in Dividend Payments to Workers’ Compensation Insurance Group Policyholders

Michigan Business Beat
July 26, 2021 4:00 PM

Since Early 2020

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a premier provider of workers’ compensation insurance in the U.S., has paid $6.9 million in dividends to its Group Program members, which include chambers of commerce, associations, hospitality, and other groups who achieved targeted safety results in 2020 and 2021. The group dividend payments reached more than 11,000 members with an average dividend return of nearly six percent during that time, reflecting their commitment to workplace safety.

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