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MEDA and Economic Development News

1/16/17

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

1/9/17

Rewards of Economic Development Outweigh Costs

Mobility Initiative Aims to Match State Auto Business, Silicon Valley

1/3/2017

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

12/27/16

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

12/19/2016

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

12/12/2016

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

12/5/2016

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

11/28/2016

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

11/21/2016

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

11/14/2016

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

11/7/2016

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

10/31/2016

Three Tech Startups Move to Downtown Pontiac

Geological mapping could spur economic development, protect water quality

Economic Development Partnership hosts annual dinner

10/24/2016

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

Stabenow Announces Funding for Michigan Agriculture

New Paper Examines State Economic Development Indicators

10/17/16

Paying Less at Pump Primes State Economy

Alliance to Tackle Flint Projects in 60 Days

101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City

10/10/16

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!

10/3/16

Michigan Grants FCA $4.56M for Sterling Heights Investment

New Rules for Raising Venture Capital

Stabenow Plans to Introduce Urban Ag Legislation

9/26/16

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

9/19/16

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

MEDC to Provide More Money for Entrepreneurship, Innovation

9/12/16

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

9/6/16

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

8/30/16

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

8/22/16

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

7 things every Michigan business startup must know

8/15/16

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

8/8/16

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

8/1/16

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

7/25/16

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

7/18/16

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

7/11/16

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

7/4/16

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

6/27/16

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

6/20/16

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

6/13/16

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

6/6/16

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

5/30/16

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

5/23/16

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

5/16/16

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

5/9/16

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

5/2/16

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

4/25/16

Michigan to receive $188M for blight removal efforts

Berrien joins the economic A-Team

National parks in Michigan pump $290M into economy

4/18/16

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

4/11/16

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

4/4/16

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

3/28/16

Michigan's Joblessness Rate Dips Below National Average

Start-up Failures Provide Lessons in Michigan

Bob Young, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity

3/21/16

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

3/14/16

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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