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Peters Helps Advance Strong National Defense Bill to Full Senate

Michigan Business Network
June 23, 2022 7:00 AM

Peters-Backed Bill Includes Pay Raise for Servicemembers and Measures Important to Michigan and our Nation’s National Defense 

National Defense Authorization Act Advanced Out of Senate Armed Service Committee

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Senate Passes Peters’ Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing

Michigan Business Network
June 22, 2022 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) which would strengthen federal efforts to expand domestic manufacturing of semiconductor chips. The Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains Act, which Peters led with U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-FL) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), would direct the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA program – in collaboration with federal agencies and state economic development organizations – to develop strategies to attract investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturers and supply chains.

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#MPC22 | Mackinac Policy Conference 2022 | U.S. Senator Gary Peters

Michigan Business Beat
June 20, 2022 1:00 PM

The Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference.

Chris Holman speaks with U.S. Senator Gary Peters, from Media Row, at the Grand Hotel, while at the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference.

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#MPC22 | Mackinac Policy Conference 2022 | AT&T Michigan, David Lewis

Michigan Business Beat
June 20, 2022 9:00 AM

The Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference.

Chris Holman speaks with David Lewis, President, AT&T Michigan, from Media Row, at the Grand Hotel, while at the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference.

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VIDEO: Peters Commemorates Juneteenth National Independence Day

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2022 4:00 PM

DETROIT, MI – Ahead of weekend commemorations, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released a video recognizing June 19th as the 157th anniversary of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Juneteenth commemorates the day the last remaining African American slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned of their emancipation.

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Peters Helps Senate Pass Historic Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans Exposed to Toxic Substances

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2022 11:00 AM

Honoring Our PACT Act Will Deliver Earned Health Care and Benefits to All Generations of Toxic-Exposed Veterans for the First Time in U.S. History 

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) – a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve – Thursday helped the Senate pass historic bipartisan legislation, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, to deliver all generations of toxic-exposed veterans the health care and benefits they earned for the first time in our nation’s history.

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TechTown Detroit | Meet the Spring RBC Awardees! 🔉

Michigan Business Network
June 16, 2022 6:00 PM

Meet the five Retail Boot Camp awardees

TechTown Detroit celebrated the hustle and hard work of 15 Retail Boot Camp graduates during our 12th cohort showcase on June 9. The participating business owners pitched their visions and what they learned during the RBC program live at TechTown.

Five standouts each won a $5,000 Kickstart Award, and one People’s Choice Award was chosen during the live webcast to receive $1,000!
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Don’t Miss the Esports Event Taking Over Detroit

Michigan Business Network
June 16, 2022 9:00 AM

Multi-day gaming event free to the public with events hosted at local Detroit businesses; will include networking opportunities with Immortals and Riot Games  

(June 15, 2022) DETROIT, MI — In partnership with Riot Games, Immortals brings esports opportunities and experiences to underrepresented communities in Detroit via the popular in-person gaming experience, Immortals Invasion. The multi-day event will take place in Detroit from June 23-26.

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Peters Statement on NHTSA Advanced Vehicle Technologies Report

Michigan Business Network
June 16, 2022 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports, released the following statement on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s advanced vehicle technologies report:

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DTMB | Michigan Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged in May

Michigan Business Network
June 15, 2022 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged over the month, remaining at 4.3 percent since April, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Employment in the state rose by 18,000 over the month and unemployment edged down by 2,000, resulting in a slight labor force advance of 16,000 since April.

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