Items Tagged with 'Michigan Economic Development Corp.'


Ottawa planners contemplate tapping into crowdfunding tool

March 13, 2015
The Ottawa County Planning Commission is considering leveraging a crowdfunding platform launched by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. as an additional fundraising tool to engage community members in supporting public improvement projects and to earn matching funds from the state. Read More

Event provides matchmaking for Michigan business

Summit will hook up suppliers of all kinds with potential large customers.

September 12, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect are planning an invitation-only supplier summit Oct. 8 at the Lansing Center. Read More

Survey puts Michigan recovery among best in nation

Business Facilities data indicates Detroit and GR are among the best in export growth.

August 22, 2014
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is touting an extensive survey of economic activity by a nationwide site selection magazine that highlights the strength of the Michigan recovery and boosts prospects for the state’s continued business growth. Read More

Auto supplier plans 186 jobs at ex-Toyota plant

June 12, 2014
An auto supplier with German roots is planning to buy a former Toyota Tsusho America plant in the region and invest up to $23 million to convert the facility. Read More

Auto supplier invests $50M in plant, 450 jobs

June 3, 2014
A local auto supplier is investing $50 million to build a plant in the Detroit area that will create 450 jobs. Read More

Snyder’s 2014 Economic Summit arrives in GR

The first one, in 2013, was in downtown Detroit.

March 14, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder’s second annual two-day Economic Summit kicks off this morning at DeVos Place, and at least 700 people from throughout Michigan are expected to attend. Read More

Grow Michigan loans $20M in first year

West Michigan banks are involved in helping small businesses expand.

February 21, 2014
Grow Michigan LLC approved a dozen loans its first year worth $20.1 million, and small business borrowers include a Grand Rapids brewpub business that has opened a new pub in East Lansing. Read More

Mobile cuisine startup program helps food trucks get on the road

June 26, 2013
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. recently issued a request for proposals to help get more food trucks on the road in Michigan. Read More

Small GR firm receives grant for research with WMU

Tetra Discovery Partners will work on compounds for treating depression.

June 21, 2013
Eight small firms in Michigan, including a new research group in Grand Rapids, have received Small Company Innovation Program grants that will enable them to participate in research projects with Michigan universities. Read More

LiveWorkLaunch! showcases Grand Rapids to entrepreneurial grads

April 18, 2013
The main idea behind the eight-hour event the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is holding in Grand Rapids on Friday is to connect entrepreneurial college grads with local employers and provide them with the resources they need to create their own businesses in River City. Read More