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PNC' Chief Economist Gus Faucher: UI Claims Fall Again

Michigan Business Network
May 29, 2020 7:00 AM

But Still Above 2 Million; Decline in Continuing Claims a Glimmer of Hope

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell for an eighth straight week to 2.123 million in the week ending May 23, down 323,000 from the previous week. Claims for the week ending May 16 were revised up by 8,000 to 2.446 million.

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Key Findings from Spring MFBI COVID-19 Impact Survey

Michigan Business Beat
May 28, 2020 1:00 PM

The underwriter, conductor, and presenter of the MFBI survey gather to reflect findings.

Chris Holman gathers with Bob Lapinski, Media & Public Relations Advisor, AF Group, Chicago, IL and Paul King, President, ROI Insight, Grosse Pointe, MI, to discuss findings from the Spring 2020 Michigan Future Business Index COVID-19 Impact Survey.

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LEAP Receives 20,000 Face Masks for Lansing and Michigan Health Care Workers

Pure Lansing
May 28, 2020 8:00 AM

Thanks to Lansing-Hohhot Sister City Bond

 Investment in Key Economic Partnership Pays Off in Time of Need 

LANSING, Mich. (May 27, 2020) – Health care workers in the Lansing region and other areas in the state of Michigan with the greatest need will have better protection against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) thanks to a critical sister city relationship fostered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) in collaboration with a local attorney, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Hohhot Municipal Government in Inner Mongolia, China.

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RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Publishes Resource Guide for Restarting Regional Economy

Michigan Business Network
May 27, 2020 12:00 PM

RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force Guide Offers Blueprint for Restarting Business Operations Post Covid-19

A task force consisting of prominent and trusted leaders from multiple industry sectors in Greater Lansing has developed a comprehensive resource guide that will serve as a blueprint for employers as they restart their businesses in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The RELAUNCH Greater Lansing: Economic Rehabilitation Task Force created the resource guide to assist organizations as they reopen, while ensuring safety for employees and customers.

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Catch up on NLEA's latest News: Time to Open

Michigan Business Network
May 26, 2020 7:00 AM

Michigan is beginning to reopen the economy. For startup guides, latest Executive Orders, tools and resources visit the NLEA Website COVID page . Other great sources of info include your local chamber of commerce, Downtown Development Authority/Main Street, and your local trade organization.
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Automation Alley | Did You Miss It?

Michigan Business Network
May 26, 2020 6:00 AM

Episode 3: A Q-and-A with Congresswoman Haley Stevens: Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World

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Peters, Stabenow Introduce Legislation to Ensure National Guard Troops Activated

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2020 12:00 PM

 Activated In Response to COVID-19 Receive Full Benefits During the Public Health Emergency

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) helped introduce legislation to ensure that all National Guard troops activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic receive benefits they’ve earned and provide states with greater certainty. The National Guard COVID-19 Response Stability Act would extend Title 32 authority for all troops activated in response to the crisis until the end of the public health emergency. By doing so, the federal government would continue covering 100 percent of the costs of this activation. As it currently stands, states have to continue requesting support to make sure there isn’t a lapse in authorities or federal funding for the troops on the frontline of this crisis.

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KTM Industries | CAMW! MVP (Most Valuable Partner May 2020)

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2020 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher spoke with Tim Colonnese, President, and CEO of KTM Industries in Holt, who are being recognized as the CAMW! (Capital Area Michigan Works!) MVP (Most Valuable Partner) for May 2020.

In this discussion hear Tim answer questions about employer spotlight focused on current hiring practices and open positions.

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MEDC | Governor Whitmer Allows Certain Businesses to Re-Open, Gatherings of 10 People

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2020 3:00 PM

Governor Whitmer Allows Certain Businesses to Re-Open, Gatherings of 10 People

On Thursday, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-96 to re-open retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment only statewide beginning Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start Plan.

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Mike Szukhent | Michigan Festivals & Events Association Dealing with COVID-19

Michigan Business Beat
May 22, 2020 10:00 AM

Mike Szukhent, Executive Director, MFEA, (Michigan Festivals and Events Association), spoke with Chris Holman to catch up on the last two months.

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