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Peters, Stabenow Welcome Nearly $11 Billion in Funding for Michigan State and Local Governments Through the American Rescue Plan Act They Helped Enact Into Law

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 6:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today welcomed the Treasury Department’s announcement that Michigan state and local governments will receive nearly $11 billion in funding through the American Rescue Plan, which the senators helped enact into law earlier this year.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for the Curtis Jones Park in Detroit

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 5:00 PM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative
 
LANSING, Mich.The neighborhood of Northwest Goldberg in Detroit will gain a new park and recreation space through a newcrowdfunding campaignthe Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit NW Goldberg Cares announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Proclamation Marking May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation marking May as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month.  

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Peters & Portman Lead Members of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to Encourage Administration to Fill Watchdog Vacancies

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 1:15 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led several of their committee colleagues to encourage President Biden to swiftly fill Inspectors General (IG) vacancies to help safeguard taxpayer dollars and strengthen independent oversight of federal agencies. The letter emphasizes the importance of Senate-confirmed IGs to Congress’ oversight efforts and notes Senate-confirmed IGs are likely to be more independent than those in acting roles.

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The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 12:00 PM

First wave of approved restaurant applicants to receive vital American Rescue Plan funding just one week after the SBA opened for applications 

WASHINGTON – Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration began delivering economic relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by President Joe Biden, to more than 16,000 approved applicants.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces 55% of Michiganders Vaccinated, First Milestone of MI Vacc to Normal Plan Achieved

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 11:00 AM

The State anticipates allowing all in-person work to resume on May 24.    

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that 55% of Michiganders have received their first dose of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement marks the first milestone of the ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ plan, which would enable in-person work to resume across all employment sectors on May 24. Governor Whitmer released a video on social media congratulating Michiganders for achieving this important step and encouraged others to get vaccinated to help us get back to normal.

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Michigan Selected for $15M Code.org Pilot Program Expanding AP Computer Science Offerings

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 9:00 AM

Investment builds on innovative partnership between MiSTEM Network, Code.org, Grand Valley State University, and College Board to expand STEM education, grow talent for high-demand careers   

LANSING, MICH – Michigana national leader in STEM education for K-12 students, will expand Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP CS) opportunities thanks to a $15 million Code.org pilot program launching in seven states. The pilot focuses on expanding AP CS course offerings to more students and increasing diversity to ensure CS courses are available to all students.

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Peters Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Reentry Opportunities Through Skills Trainings & Apprenticeships

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 8:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) Monday announced that he reintroduced bipartisan legislation that strengthens reentry programs that provide workforce training, pre-apprenticeship, and apprenticeship. The Reentry Employment Opportunities Act, which Peters reintroduced with U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), would codify into law the U.S. Department of Labor’s Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) Program, which supports national, regional, and local organizations that administer skills training programs. The REO program provides critical opportunities for returning citizens to be able to have a smooth transition back into society, and learn skills that will help them secure good jobs.

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AAA | Memorial Day Holiday Travel to Rebound to More Than 37 Million

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 7:00 AM

More than 1 Million are Michigan residents

AAA predicts 60% more travelers than last year, still 14% below pre-pandemic levels

DEARBORN, Mich., (May 11, 2021) — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. More than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between May 27 and May 31. That’s a 60% increase from last year, when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

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NLEA | Celebrate Economic Development Impacts

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2021 5:00 PM

The NLEA Annual Showcase celebrates the individuals and organizations that make economic development happen!

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