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Gov. Whitmer Awards $21.5 Million for Blight Elimination to Communities Across the State

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2023 6:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded $21.5 million for blight elimination grants to communities across Michigan under the next round of the program. The funds are part of $75 million in blight elimination resources allocated in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2023 budget to make communities across Michigan more attractive to live and work.  

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Boulevard’s Fran Westbrooks Recognized at Ajamu Group’s 12 Annual Multicultural Media Luncheon

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2023 5:00 PM

Detroit creative recognized for his excellence in multicultural marketing, community engagement

DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 21, 2023Boulevard Advertising Founder, President, and Managing Partner Fran Westbrooks will receive the Multicultural Marketing Award yesterday at Ajamu Group’s 12th Annual Multicultural Media Luncheon Awards during the North American International Auto Show. Born and raised in Detroit, Westbrooks has deep community roots and is known for his strategic and creative thinking and his commitment to leading cultural narratives.

With more than 15 years of agency experience, Westrbrooks has worked in Detroit and New York, overseeing the success of global companies like Chrysler, Chevy, Ford, Lincoln, HAP, Wal-Mart, Corona, Miller, Verizon, Subway. and Bermuda Tourism.

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Media Business | Chad Livengood- How the Media Deals with Urban Decay and Renewal

Media Business
September 22, 2023 4:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To kick off his fifty-eighth episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about the recent reports about Flint Beecher High School.

He welcomes Chad Livengood, the politics editor and a columnist at The Detroit News.

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MCSB | Nominations are Open for the 20th Annual Michigan Celebrates Awards Gala!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 22, 2023 2:00 PM

Nominate & Celebrate!

Nominations for the 20th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) Awards Gala are now open, including nominations for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award!

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PNC Senior Economic Advisor Stuart Hoffman: Initial and Continuing Claims Fell Sharply in Mid-September;

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2023 1:00 PM

The Job Market Remains Very Tight Albeit Better Balanced between Supply and Demand 
  • Initial claims for unemployment insurance plunged by 20,000 to 201,000 in the week ending September 16. The four-week moving average of initial unemployment insurance claims fell by 8,000 to 217,000. 
  • Continuing claims plunged by 21,000 to 1.662 million in the week ending September 9 and the four week moving average fell by 9,000 to 1.687 million.
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DTMB | Michigan Regional Jobless Rates Decrease in August

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2023 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates declined in 16 of Michigan’s 17 labor market areas over the month, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

“Michigan regional labor markets displayed typical seasonal rate declines in August,” said Wayne Rourke, labor market information director for the Michigan Center for Data and Analytics. “Employment and workforce levels rose in most regions over the year.”

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AIAM | Free Virtual Competition - 4th-8th Grade Girls

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2023 11:00 AM

Women of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (WAIAM) is holding our second annual Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge (MGFFC):  a virtual, free, state-wide aerospace competition for girls in 4th-8th grade. The Flight Challenge is a fun, creative way for students to learn about a career in aerospace ultimately strengthening the talent pipeline in Michigan.

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Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Reusing Excess Federal Property

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2023 9:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to hold agencies more accountable to the public on how they reuse excess personal property. Federally-owned personal property includes physical items such as office supplies, furniture, automobiles, and heavy machinery.

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OFME | Michigan Mobility and Electrification Report Mid-September 2023

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2023 8:00 AM

Michigan’s Mobility Leadership Takes Center Stage at the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show was back at Huntington Place for another year of exciting mobility displays and thoughtful industry conversations. MEDC and OFME were onsite to support several key events, including the AutoMobili-D start-up pitch competition, match-making events, and the following industry panels:
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It’s On: Detroit Auto Show Announces BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Tesla and Volkswagen to Participate in All-New Indoor EV Track

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 22, 2023 6:45 AM

Three Days Left - Show Features Powering Michigan EV Experience Indoor Track and Street Course Ride-and-Drives on the 2023 Chevrolet Grand Prix Race Circuit

DETROIT – Visitors to this year’s Detroit Auto Show will experience first-hand some of the most exciting vehicles in the market.

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