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SBA Deadline for Working Capital Loans in Michigan is July 19; There is Still Time to Apply

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations located in Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in Michigan that July 19, 2016 is the deadline to apply for a working capital disaster loan as a result of excessive rain, flash flooding, […]

City of Marquette to Receive Rehabilitation Funds

LANSING, MI October 22, 2014 – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of one business expansion and two community revitalization projects in Michigan that will generate $10 million in private investment and create 107 jobs. “The commitment of these companies to grow and create jobs here demonstrates the significance of […]

Business Expansion, Community Development Projects Win State Approval

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a business expansion and three community revitalization projects around the state that will generate nearly $1 million in private investment. “These projects will strengthen and further revitalize our communities and help generate new job opportunities for Michigan residents,” said MEDC […]

Business Expansions, Community Development Projects Win State Approval

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of four business expansion and community revitalization projects around the state that are expected to generate nearly $41 million in investments and add 302 new jobs in Michigan. “These projects will strengthen and further revitalize our communities and help growing companies […]

Michigan Restaurant Industry Expected To Post Growth In 2014 Despite Sustained Challenges

LANSING, MI – The restaurant industry in Michigan is expected to post 3.1 percent sales growth in 2014 to reach $13,471,777,000, according to the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast. Michigan restaurants will employ 399,300 next year, and create an additional 23,000 jobs in the next decade. “Restaurant owners in Michigan are proud […]

Michigan Entrepreneurs Benefitting from Broadband

Michigan home-based businesses earned $2 billion in online sales and spent another $79 million in online transactions with other Michigan businesses Read the Report Lansing, MI – New data released by Connect Michigan  shows that home-based businesses are more likely than other businesses in the state to use the Internet to buy products and services, […]

The Hunt is On, Driving Economic Gains in Michigan

LANSING – As hunters celebrate opening day, Michigan’s economy stands to benefit from the influx of sportsmen and women taking to the woods and the fields. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported earlier this year that in 2011, hunting in Michigan generated more than $2.3 billion in economic impact, including $271 million directly related […]

Heartland Institute Experts Applaud Ticket Scalping Bill in Michigan

Residents of Michigan could soon gain the liberty to sell tickets to sporting events and concerts at a price above its face value – a currently illegal, but largely tolerated practice known as scalping. State Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw) this week introduced House Bill 5108, a measure that would repeal an 82-year-old Michigan law outlawing […]

MEDC offers Global Trade Days Export Seminars Around State

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan businesses are invited to explore export opportunities at four Global Trade Days export events taking place in Troy, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Traverse City Oct. 14-18. “My recent investment mission to China reaffirmed that foreign countries offer new markets, distributorships and other business partnerships to Michigan companies. These workshops will help […]

Grand Rapids To Host 13Th Annual CEOs For Cities National Conference – Sept 29th-Oct 1st

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 19, 2013 – CEOs for Cities, an innovation lab and network of urban leaders from throughout the country, will bring its national conference to Grand Rapids from September 29 through October 1. The organization includes representatives from many sectors working together to build, advance and sustain the next generation of great […]

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