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Ryan Hundt Michigan Works! Association | September is National Workforce Development Month

Michigan Business Beat
September 17, 2021 6:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher steps in to speak with Ryan Hundt, CEO, Michigan Works! Association. Their discussion revolves around September which is National Workforce Development Month.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Announces 40 New Jobs as Global Engine Systems Manufacturer Walbro Expands in Cass City

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2021 3:00 PM


Walbro’s $11.4 million investment underscores Michigan’s leadership in advanced manufacturing   

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today to announce that Walbro, a global leader in engine management and fuel systems, is expanding in Cass City with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Joined Ford to Announce 450 Jobs and $250 Million Investment

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2021 9:00 AM


in Michigan to Support F-150 Lightning Production

DEARBORN, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday joined Ford leadership, Director of UAW Region 1A Laura Dickerson, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Dan Kildee at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, to announce that Ford’s electric vehicle facility is complete, and the first F-150 Lightning pre-production trucks are leaving the factory for real-world testing.

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Delta Crossings moves closer to infrastructure improvement funding, celebrates grand opening

Pure Lansing
September 16, 2021 4:00 PM

DELTA TOWNSHIP — Delta Crossings, an innovative mixed-use development, is one step closer to funding much-needed corridor improvements as it celebrates the grand opening of phase one today.

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Eight Straight Months of Declining Unemployment

Michigan Business Network
September 16, 2021 7:00 AM


Governor highlights August jobs report showing lowest unemployment level since March 2020, touches on proposed investments in small business, childcare, health, housing, and more  

LANSING, Mich.—Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement yesterday, after the release of Michigan’s August unemployment numbers. The state’s unemployment last month was down to 4.7%, below the national average and the lowest level since March 2020.

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Governor Whitmer Announces Grants to Accelerate Mobility and EV Investments in the State

Michigan Business Network
September 15, 2021 3:00 PM


More than $444,000 in grant funding awarded to test mobility and EV solutions in Flint, East Lansing, Detroit, and Southeast Michigan and Washtenaw County 

Flint, Michigan - Governor Gretchen Whitmer was joined by state, local, and university officials at Kettering University’s GM Mobility Research Center in Flint today to announce the first round of Michigan Mobility Funding Platform grants. Five mobility companies - MUVE, Airspace Link, KUHMUTE, GreenRoute, and Michigan Flyer - received more than $444,000 in funding to deploy mobility pilots in Michigan that alleviate mobility barriers and help accelerate electric vehicle adoption.  

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MMA | And Then There Were 10...

Michigan Business Network
September 15, 2021 12:00 PM

“Coolest Thing” Voting Continues!

Thousands of votes were cast in the first round of voting for the 2021 “Coolest Things Made in Michigan,” and starting tomorrow, the Top 10 will compete for the coveted title. The final round of voting is officially open!  Vote daily for your favorite Michigan-made product at coolestthing.mimfg.org to determine the winner of the “Coolest Thing.” Voting closes Friday, 9/24/21.

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SBAM | Call to Action - Oppose Proposed Financial Reporting Regulations

Michigan Business Network
September 14, 2021 6:00 PM

It’s been a while since SBAM has had a call to action for its members. They don’t ask businesses to contact their elected representatives unless is it very important. Now is such a time.

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Governor Whitmer Proposes MI Healthy Communities, a $1.4 Billion Plan to Expand Care for Families, Build up Facilities, and Invest in Local Public Health

Michigan Business Network
September 14, 2021 4:00 PM


Plan would leverage federal dollars to deliver critical care to Michiganders, invest in nursing homes, expand mental and behavioral health care  

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her MI Healthy  Communities plan, a $1.4 billion proposal to expand care for families, build up facilities, and invest in local public health with federal relief dollars from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

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Lansing Economic Club Meets in Person/Panel Focuses on Ag Industry

Michigan Business Network
September 14, 2021 2:00 PM

The Importance of Michigan’s Agriculture Industry Highlighted as Lansing Economic Club Returns to In-Person Program

(Lansing, MI) – Midday today The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) Economic Club returned to an in-person format for the first time since the COVID pandemic. The importance of Michigan’s agriculture industry was the topic and featured a distinguished panel of experts.

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