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MEDA and Economic Development News


Michigan Economic Development Corp. to Grant $1M in Funding to Research Universities

Beacon Council Names Former Michigan Official Mike Finney President and CEO

Come and Hear Mike Speak at the Spring Toolbox 

NMU Representatives Explain UP Broadband Expansion Plans

Indiana Should Modernize Economic Development Approach, Study Says


Governor Snyder Calls on Southeast Michigan to Jumpstart Infrastructure Pilot Program

MSU Study Finds Potential for "Deconstruction Economy" in Michigan


'Good Jobs' Package Approved by State Senate Makes Michigan Competitive, Backers Say

Potatoes, Pop, and JIFFY Corn Muffins: Michigan's Agri-businesses Thrive and Reinvest


MEDC, NEI Launch $4.2M Fund for Tech Startups

Bay City and Saginaw Metro Area Ranked in Top 10 for Investment

Deadline Approaching for Michigan Communities to Apply for Public Infrastructure Assistance


States Not Waiting on Trump's Infrastructure Plan

MEDA Member Mandi Chasey Named in National Rural Assembly's List of Amazing Rural Women

Michigan Outpaces Other States on Tax Breaks, Incentives for Businesses

Lapeer Among Three Communities to Join Michigan Main Street Program


Michigan's Newest Hub for Entrepreneurs Features Hip Vibe, Waterfront Views

MEDA Member Rob Cleveland Named to North America's Top 50 Economic Developers - Download the Consultant Connect E-Book


Senate Approves Tax Incentive for Blight Redevelopment

Michigan's Aerospace Programs are Taking Off!

Tecumseh Approves Adrian-Tecumseh SmartZone


Holistic Approach Will Ensure Michigan Can Compete, Isn’t Left Behind Other States Luring Good Jobs, Investment

Ford's Investment in Michigan is Creating 70 Jobs at One Company


Trade mission helps Michigan food business target Chinese markets

Microsoft's Southfield office moving downtown

Fed report shows Michigan leading Great Lakes area economic growth


Snyder, Michigan businesses heading to Israel on investment mission

New $7.5 million development planned for Detroit's New Center

Booming again: West Michigan’s economy is on a roll


$10 deal will turn closed GM foundry & landfill in Michigan into urban park

American Center for Mobility named federal driverless car proving ground

Hillsdale County welcomes a fabulous new specialty shop, M & M Smokehouse Meats


Uber to build autonomous-vehicle research center in Michigan

Medicaid expansion boosts Michigan's economy and will more than pay for itself

Housing market begins 2017 on a 'hot' note

Best Communications Practices MEDA Board of Directors Blog


Rewards of Economic Development Outweigh Costs

Mobility Initiative Aims to Match State Auto Business, Silicon Valley


The Year in Michigan Business: Food Economy, Company Towns, U.P. Innovation and More

New DTE Energy Wind Park Will Power Over 22,000 Homes

Dow Creating R&D Center in Michigan


State boosts Ford's $60-million urban plan for Dearborn

Proposed Amazon distribution center to bring 1,000-plus jobs to Metro Detroit

GM to start production of self-driving cars in Michigan by early 2017


Autonomous Vehicles – The Future Has Arrived in Michigan

Michigan Energy Overhaul Wins Big Support

GM will launch production, testing of self-driving Bolts in Michigan


Trump's effort to save Carrier jobs 'makes our life very difficult,' says Birgit Klohs

Gilbert-backed incentive plan dies in Michigan House

Palisades nuclear power plant to close in 2018


Study shows Michigan economy could grow in defense industry

Big brownfield tax capture, economic development bills clear Senate

Detroit to become highest density sports city in the nation


If Palace falls, land could be hot for redevelopment

Brownfield incentive legislation would cap annual tax captures at $50 million

Commercial real estate execs optimistic for West Michigan, but remain vigilant


Ex-MIS president Roger Curtis to helm state job agency

Economists predict some job growth in Michigan

Chinese electric vehicle company to create R&D center near Ann Arbor


Gordie Howe International Bridge project spans new horizons

Lawmakers send autonomous car bills to Snyder

$9 million Old Irish Mill could become Michigan's next Frankenmuth


The Right Place wins International Awards

SPLT Takes $500,000 Top Prize at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Michigan Tries to Make it Easier for Companies to Break into Defense Industry


Three Tech Startups Move to Downtown Pontiac

Geological mapping could spur economic development, protect water quality

Economic Development Partnership hosts annual dinner


Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D

Stabenow Announces Funding for Michigan Agriculture

New Paper Examines State Economic Development Indicators


Paying Less at Pump Primes State Economy

Alliance to Tackle Flint Projects in 60 Days

101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City


College Grads Can Expect Good Job Prospects

The Independent Workforce is Bigger than Anyone Thought

Holland, Saugatuck Listed in Fodor's '25 Underrated Midwestern Towns - See Holland for Yourself at our 2017 Annual Meeting! Mark Your Calendar for August 15 - 18!


Michigan Grants FCA $4.56M for Sterling Heights Investment

New Rules for Raising Venture Capital

Stabenow Plans to Introduce Urban Ag Legislation


China to Promote Development by Opening Economy 'even wider': Li

Iden Loan Promotion Bill Signed Into Law

Department of Commerce is Giving Businesses a Voice in Shaping Training Programs


Entrepreneurial Fair Aims to Target Laid-off Dow Workers Seeking New Opportunities

MEDC to Provide More Money for Entrepreneurship, Innovation


Making a Comeback - a blog by the MEDA Board President

Market Shifts Favor New Industrial Development - MEDA Annual Meeting in the News!

Rivers of Vibrancy: Cities Embrace Waterways as Economic Development Strategy - MEDA Annual Meeting in the News!

Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood Named Michigan's First National Treasure


Where to Get Updates on Skilled Trades Training Fund for 2017

Farm Preservation Program Kicks off With Celebration

Dow Chemical/Dupont Merger Could be Delayed to 2017

Development Plan for Michigan State Fairgrounds Unveiled

Group Wants to Put Apple Orchard, Cider Mill on Detroit's East Side


Apple: You Can Have Taxes or You can Have Jobs, But You Can't Have Both

Winner Chosen in $50,000 Detroit Business Startup Competition


West Michigan produces 27 of fastest-growing private companies in US

7 things every Michigan business startup must know


Labor shortage puts a drag on Michigan's fastest-growing region

Michigan and the death of entrepreneurship

Ann Arbor startups are ahead of curve, but face challenges in Michigan


How $200 million plans for lakefront site could benefit all of Michigan

Packard Plant redevelopment could actually happen soon

Howell's roots drive its future

Dollars and Sense? Municipalities wrestle with disconnect between state revenue sharing and the economy


Eco-friendly Tesla supplier to locate in Flint, create 380 jobs

State commits $20M to Willow Run autonomous car testing

LawnGuru hints at where Michigan economy's headed


With $5M to lend, West Michigan's first microloan program gets a slow start

Howes: Gilbert backing talks for new development tools

Report: Michigan must continue to diversify economy, grow entrepreneurship


Ann Arbor home to Michigan's new economy

Denso investing $37 million in Michigan, adding 125 jobs

Detroit’s riverfront turns bend for the better


Bay City OKs $1.8 million in tax breaks for downtown Crapo Building project

Michigan-China Innovation Center to open in Detroit

Brexit adds uncertainty for West Michigan manufacturers


Big changes ahead for downtown west Dearborn

Northern Michigan's big labor shortage – a case of supply vs. demand

Vibrant downtowns are perfect fits for technology firms


Small Business Lending Platform to Commit $5M to Fund Entrepreneurs in Michigan

Downtown planners explore new ideas for Calder Plaza

250 new jobs pledged with Michigan firm's $5.6M expansion


Ontario giving FCA $85.8M to assist Windsor investments

Ambitious Brush Park development in Downtown Detroit already getting acclaim

Flat and happy? Forecast for West Michigan manufacturing eases as economic cycle matures


Tax breaks for Switch data center will hold local communities 'harmless'

Nearly $1 billion generated in Detroit by Michigan's research universities

State of Michigan Business: Economic Outlook


Two MEDA Members – Fey Beydoun and Birgit Klohs – on 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan List

Timeline rolled out for Detroit-to-Ann Arbor rail, other transit plans

The Sharing Economy Can Transform Economic Development

Michigan launches 'Planet M' to position state as mobility leader


JPMorgan Chase's $4M grant to give Detroiters jobs

How is Michigan faring? It depends on who you ask

Howes: Converging autos, tech challenge Mich. economy


Venice Biennale focuses on Detroit of the imagination

Pardon me: Grey Poupon's move to Mich. will add jobs

RTA wants Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter rail service


People need jobs. Factories need workers. Busing, a love story.

From enemies to partners: Automakers and Silicon Valley

Michigan hot dog, sausage maker will hire 140 new workers, invest $35M


New developer interested in downtown Bay City Chemical Bank building

Report: Detroit’s Industrial Market Continues to Improve in 2016

5 things to know about the 44,153 jobs coming to Oakland County by 2018


Michigan prisoners get new job training option

Ford, Fiat Chrysler plant investments get state tax breaks

$53M apartment project gets state approval for big tax break

Michigan historic districts overhaul legislation shelved by committee


Michigan to receive $188M for blight removal efforts

Berrien joins the economic A-Team

National parks in Michigan pump $290M into economy


Flint's Decline, Grand Rapids' Success Predicted in 70-year-old Study

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance to promote business in 8-county region

Michigan Tourism Conference to Encourage Industry to Innovate, Thrive


Start-up cash loves Michigan

Bay Future raises more than $800k for $1.2 million jobs plan

Jackson City officials hope to have OpenCounter economic development tool up by end of month


New Report Reinforces Critical Role of Creative Industries in Michigan Economy

Site Selector/IEDC Board Members Gives Advice on Turning Company Leads into Wins

FlintNOW Foundation, Huntington Bank Announce $25 Million Economic Development Program For Flint


Michigan's Joblessness Rate Dips Below National Average

Start-up Failures Provide Lessons in Michigan

Bob Young, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity


Henry Ford College to Partner with State to Prepare Students for Energy Jobs

Transportation Leader: Equitable Urban Revitalization Comes from Breaking Silos

VIDEO: Learn about the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption Law


Learn About the Melissa Nebelsick, CEcD, scholarship for Women in Economic Development - Apps Due 5/6

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Wightman & Associates, Inc. Named 2016 Large Firm of the Year by American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan

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