Items Tagged with 'Michigan Economic Development Corp.'


Grand Rapids and Holland partner on SmartZone

Designation will support growth of tech and research-related firms and jobs.

November 6, 2015
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has officially approved the designation of a satellite SmartZone encompassing 1,000 acres along Lake Macatawa in Holland. Read More

Grand Strategy gathers momentum in application process

October 16, 2015
The Grand Strategy was on the agenda for both the city of Grand Rapids Committee of the Whole and the Downtown Development Authority board meetings last week. Read More

State’s computer science education is lagging

September 25, 2015
LANSING — There’s no doubt: A computer science career can be a lucrative one. Read More

Gun Lake Casino stops annual payments to state

At issue is Michigan’s launch of Internet lottery sales a year ago.

August 21, 2015
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is planning staff cuts after the tribal owners of Gun Lake Casino stopped paying the state a portion of its slot machine gambling profits, as was stipulated in the compact made with the state. Read More

Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans job cuts

August 17, 2015
LANSING — Michigan's economic development agency is planning staff cuts partly because a tribal casino stopped paying a portion of its gambling profits. Read More

Huntington Bank expands micro-lending initiative

August 7, 2015
Due to the success of its pilot lending program, a collaborative initiative between Huntington Bank and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is bringing micro-loan opportunities to small businesses. Read More

Plastics maker invests $14M in expansion

July 2, 2015
A maker of plastic parts for multiple industries is planning to expand its plant in the area and create 54 jobs. Read More

State names acting VP for 'Pure Michigan'

June 26, 2015
The vice president at Travel Michigan has resigned after six months into the role, and the organization has named an acting VP. Read More

Right Place: MEDC funding cut would ‘disarm’ Michigan

Business Leaders for Michigan also opposes the road funding proposal.

June 12, 2015
Economic developers and Business Leaders for Michigan are sounding the alarm in response to legislation that passed the Michigan House that will divert almost half of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. budget next year to restore Michigan’s dilapidated roads. Read More

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