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Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference Comes to Houghton-Hancock in 2015

L’Anse, MI—The Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities conference is designed to share best practices on how to attract and grow entrepreneurs with community teams from around the state of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Northern Minnesota. The conference is October 7 and 8, 2015, in Houghton and Hancock, MI. Registration is now open, and you can learn more from […]

Demand strong for State of Michigan bonds following rating upgrade

The State of Michigan is already seeing the benefits of a recent credit rating upgrade, following the sale of $129 million in general obligation bonds. The upgrade in the state’s credit rating allows Michigan government to get a lower interest rate when issuing bonds. Proceeds from this week’s transaction will be used to refund existing […]

Lundin Mining Announces Q2 2015 Results

Champion, MI – Lundin’s earnings for the three month period included a full quarter of operating and financial results from Candelaria, which was acquired in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Eagle, which was commissioned in the same period. Candelaria and Eagle generated operating earnings of $141.3 million and $40.3 million, respectively, in the current […]

13.9% of Young People Out of Work in March

Generation Opportunity releases monthly Millennial Jobs Report Washington, DC – (April, 2015) – Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for March 2015. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29-year-olds: The effective (U-6) unemployment rate for 18-29-year-olds, which adjusts for labor force participation by […]

Fortune Editor, Author Leigh Gallagher to headline 17th annual Building Michigan Communities Conference Early Bird Registration For Event Ends 7th

Lansing, Mich. – Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor for Fortune Magazine and author of the book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 17th annual Building Michigan Communities Conference April 27–29 at the Lansing Center. The Building Michigan Communities Conference, which annually hosts […]

MTEC SmartZonE Sets More New Companies In Motion with SmartStart Entrepreneurial Coaching Program

HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 25, 2015) – SmartStart, MTEC SmartZone’s entrepreneurial coaching program, continues to create local jobs by launching high-tech startups. Life Cycle Solutions, LLC, and PublicWorksTraining.com are the most recent graduates of SmartStart. They join other growing companies enjoying the benefits of MTEC SmartZone, which provides access to affordable office space, business counseling, networking, […]

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces Increase in Size of Exchange Offers for Senior Notes from $750 million to $1.25 billion

CLEVELAND, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) today announced that it has amended its previously announced private offers (the “Exchange Offers”) to exchange its newly issued 7.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the “Senior Secured Notes”) for certain outstanding senior unsecured notes of Cliffs, upon the terms and subject to […]

Meeting UPEDA Meeting – Friday, January 22, 2016

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn about potential solutions that impact important local economic development issues. Key meeting items: Temporary guest workers are a cost effective labor resource critical to many industries.  However, 20 million of these workers are undocumented, exposing them and their employers to considerable risk. It can be difficult for employers to […]

MEDC offers Global Trade Days export workshops around state Oct. 13-17

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan businesses are invited to explore export opportunities at five Global Trade Days export workshops taking place in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Troy and Novi Oct. 13-17. The events are sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “In today’s globally interconnected world, export sales offer extraordinary opportunities for Michigan companies to […]

Michigan Recovery Among Tops In Nation, State Heading For Expanded Economic Growth, According To Annual Survey

Detroit, Grand Rapids also among top export growth leaders LANSING, MI – An expansive survey of economic activity across the U.S. offers an endorsement of the strength of the Michigan recovery and a boost for the promising prospects for the state’s continual business growth. Results of the Business Facilities annual report rank Michigan among the […]

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