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Bipartisan Bills Creating Michigan Innovation Fund Introduced in Michigan House

Michigan Business Network
April 22, 2024 6:30 AM

Bipartisan Bills Creating Michigan Innovation Fund Introduced in Lansing

Funding would provide crucial support for entrepreneurs and startups by helping to create self-sustaining nonprofit early-stage evergreen funds and leverage existing fund infrastructure

Lansing, Michigan - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Lansing has introduced new bills to create the Michigan Innovation Fund, providing critical funding support to Michigan’s existing early-stage evergreen venture funds and entrepreneur ecosystem. Michigan House Bills 5651, 5652 and 5653, sponsored by Representative Alabas Farhat (D-Dearborn), Jason Hoskins (D-Southfield) and Greg VanWoerkom (R- Norton Shores), would provide $105m to a coalition of five impactful, established Michigan based nonprofit early-stage evergreen fundsas well as provide additional increased funding to key partners in the ecosystem that support startup companies, founders and funds.

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Gov. Whitmer Proclaims NFL Draft Week in Michigan from April 22-28

Michigan Business Network
April 22, 2024 6:15 AM

LANSING, Mich.  – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring April  22-28 as NFL Draft week in Michigan. Detroit will proudly host the 2024 NFL Draft at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza, where NFL teams will convene to select the next generation of talent.  

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Michigan Business Beat | Ryan Fewins-Bliss, MCAN - FAFSA Week of Action - April 15-19

Michigan Business Beat
April 19, 2024 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes back Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Executive Director, MCAN, Michigan College Access Network, Lansing, MI.

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Middle Village Announces Participants in Fifth Cohort, Grand Opening to be Held on May 2 in New Historic Space

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2024 5:15 PM

Atrium Building to house a fresh new downtown shopping experience 

LANSING, Mich. (April 18, 2024) - Middle Village, a small business retail accelerator program presented by Downtown Lansing Inc. (DLI) and powered by Lake Trust, announces the next five businesses participating in its fourth cohort. Middle Village’s 2024 grand opening will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at its new space located at 215 S. Washington Square in the historic Atrium Building in Downtown Lansing.  

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MBN on the Road: Lansing, Michigan's Jungle Jane Celebrates 30th Anniversary Celebration 4/18/24 With Ribbon Cutting!

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2024 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 18th, 2024, Jeffrey Mosher was on the road for MBN joining vendors, guests, community leaders, and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for a 30th Anniversary Celebration for Jane Mitchell and Jungle Jane Promotions - Celebrating Their Roots - Crafting Their Future.
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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Beige Book Shows Slight Growth, Modest Inflation,

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2024 1:00 PM

"Cautiously Optimistic" Outlook

  • There was a slight increase in economic activity in the late winter and early spring, according to the latest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve. The outlook is “cautiously optimistic.”
  • Employment increased slightly with slowing wage growth, and the labor market is moving into better balance.
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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Jane Mitchell, Jungle Jane Promotions Her Story and 30 Years of Helping Businesses

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2024 12:00 PM

Reminder! Today until 1:30 pm Jane is holding her 30th Anniversary Celebration at Ele's Place 1145 W Oakland Ave. Lansing, MI 48915.

Included below is our recent interview where Chris Holman welcomes Jane Mitchell, MAS, CEO/Owner Jungle Jane Promotions, Lansing, MI.
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Pure Lansing : LEAP’s Groundbreaking Ascend Program Welcomes First Cohort of Hispanic and Latino Entrepreneurs

Pure Lansing
April 18, 2024 8:00 AM

Ascend strives to grow the Greater Lansing region’s economy while addressing systemic issues that prevent Latino and Hispanic community members from launching businesses 

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 17, 2024) — The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) has selected six entrepreneurs to participate in the inaugural cohort of its Ascend program—the Lansing Region’s first Hispanic and Latino business accelerator focused on increasing business revenue, growing visibility in the community, and identifying additional funding and investment opportunities.

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Pure Lansing : LEAP’s Elevate Program, An All-Black Business Accelerator Designed to Scale Small Businesses, Welcomes Third Cohort

Pure Lansing
April 17, 2024 6:00 PM

Elevate gives entrepreneurs the chance to accelerate the revenue, profitability and prominence of their businesses

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 17, 2024) — The Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP) has selected eight entrepreneurs to participate in the third cohort of its Elevate program—the Lansing Region’s first all-Black business accelerator designed to empower, refine, enhance and scale small businesses.

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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Steve Klaver, DBI Celebrating Awards and Anniversaries!

Michigan Business Beat
April 17, 2024 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Steve Klaver, Co-Owner, DBI, Lansing, MI.

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