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Educational Webinar: Industry 4.0 Today

Industry 4.0 SmallPlease join us on Tuesday, November 30th, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for a Zoom Webinar.

Session

Industry 4.0 Today

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation works with partners across the state to ensure Michigan is the national leader in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technology. An industry leader in extended reality and immersive technologies, Thr3d Coast, highlights the new ways they are incorporating technology and data into manufacturing and the MEDC will highlight services to help manufacturing businesses prepare for the future of advanced manufacturing through Industry 4.0. Why does Industry 4.0 matter for business and how can the economic development community better prepare companies to compete in this environment?
Jeff Joanisse, President of Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions
Joshua Hundt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Cost

MEDA Members: $20
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Webinar Subscribers: $0 via subscriber discount code
Staff of organizations that are webinar subscribers can register for webinars for free using their organization's subscriber discount code. To become a Webinar Subscriber or to view a current list of subscribing organizations, click here. If you do not know your organization's subscriber discount code, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non-Members/Non-Subscribers: $35
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You Can Sponsor This Webinar!

Webinar Sponsorship Package ($350)

  • (2) Complimentary Registrations
  • Opportunity to Address the Audience: Introduce yourself and your organization at the beginning of the webinar!
  • Electronic Mailing List of Attendees
  • Event Emails: 2 to 3 emails per webinar to approx. 3,500 contacts
  • Program Webpage: Your logo, a brief description, and a link to your website.
  • Social Media Promotion: 1 post on each of MEDA’s social media pages: Facebook (781 likes 986 follows), Twitter (2,063 follows), LinkedIn (2,265 follows)
  • Sponsor Screen Display: Your logo, contact information, and website are on display during the audience address.

Contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-241-0011 if interested in sponsoring this webinar.

Registration

  1. Payment is required at registration. If you use a subscriber discount code to pay, be sure to complete the registration process (ends with a thank you page).
  2. You will receive a confirmation email after registering with the Zoom link. We will also send the link again about 2 days before the webinar.
  3. Please register by Monday, November 29th at noon.
  4. Participation is limited to 100.
  5. We will open dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.

Cancellation Policy: You must notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of your cancellation 24 hours in advance of the webinar on Monday, November 29th at 2:00 p.m. in order to receive a refund.

Educational Webinar: After We Opted-In; Michigan's Marijuana Industry Today

MJ Industry WebinarPlease join us on Thursday, September 30th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a Zoom Webinar.

Session

After We Opted-In; Michigan's Marijuana Industry Today
Recreational marijuana was approved for usage in Michigan in 2018 and many scrambled to learn how they could move into this new industry. How is the industry doing? What challenges have businesses and communities resolved? Learn from experience how your community can be prepared for this industry.
Mark Gifford, City Manager, City of Big Rapids
Marcus Peccia, City Manager, City of Cadillac
Kaitlin D. Sheets, Associate, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Bill Wadsworth, Economic Development Manager, Consumers Energy

Cost

MEDA Members: $20
You must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you do not know your user ID and password, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar Subscribers: $0 via subscriber discount code
Staff of organizations that are webinar subscribers can register for webinars for free using their organization's subscriber discount code. To become a Webinar Subscriber or to view a current list of subscribing organizations, click here. If you do not know your organization's subscriber discount code, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non-Members/Non-Subscribers: $35
You simply register without logging in or applying a code. If you are interested in the discounts mentioned above, see Join MEDA contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You Can Sponsor This Webinar!

Webinar Sponsorship Package ($350)

  • (2) Complimentary Registrations
  • Opportunity to Address the Audience: Introduce yourself and your organization at the beginning of the webinar!
  • Electronic Mailing List of Attendees
  • Event Emails: 2 to 3 emails per webinar to approx. 3,500 contacts
  • Program Webpage: Your logo, a brief description, and a link to your website.
  • Social Media Promotion: 1 post on each of MEDA’s social media pages: Facebook (786 likes, 1,002 follows), Twitter (2,063 follows), LinkedIn (2,265 follows)
  • Sponsor Screen Display: Your logo, contact information, and website are on display during the audience address.

Contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-241-0011 if interested in sponsoring this webinar.

Registration

  1. Payment is required at registration. If you use a subscriber discount code to pay, be sure to complete the registration process (ends with a thank you page).
  2. You will receive a confirmation email after registering with the Zoom link. We will also send the link again about 2 days before the webinar.
  3. Please register by Wednesday, September 29th at noon.
  4. Participation is limited to 100.
  5. We will open dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.

Cancellation Policy: You must notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of your cancellation 24 hours in advance of the webinar (Wednesday, September 29th at 10:00 a.m.) in order to receive a refund.

On-Demand Webinar: Strengthening Your Impact through Data

Stengthening Your ImpactThis webinar was recorded on April 1, 2021, but you can access it anytime.

Session

Strengthening Your Impact through Data
For economic development organizations, foundations, and other community-focused entities, data means more than just numbers and graphs – it provides us with an understanding of our community so that we can easily determine what more we can do to change lives and strengthen communities. Learn about how to use a measured approach to understand communities, which is key to developing effective programs that make a larger impact.
Emily Heintz, Founder & Managing Director, EntryPoint

Cost

MEDA Members: $20
You must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you do not know your user ID and password, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar Subscribers: $0 via subscriber discount code
Staff of organizations that are webinar subscribers can register for webinars for free using their organization's subscriber discount code. To become a Webinar Subscriber or to view a current list of subscribing organizations, click here. If you do not know your organization's subscriber discount code, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non-Members/Non-Subscribers: $35
You simply register without logging in or applying a code. If you are interested in the discounts mentioned above, see Join MEDA contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanking Our Sponsors

Ann Arbor SPARK

SPARK Stacked Logo OfficialAnn Arbor SPARK, an economic engine within southeast Michigan, is cultivating a network of business and manufacturing excellence. Whether you are launching your first startup, a seasoned entrepreneur, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, their services can help you succeed.

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Educational Webinar: Economic Development Grant Writing and Administration

Grant Writing OnDemandThis webinar was recorded on May 20, 2021, but you can access it anytime.

Session

Economic Development Grant Writing and Administration
When economic development grants money is provided to economic development organizations (EDO) to support local economies, create jobs, revitalize distressed communities, launch strategic projects, etc., it is sometimes the job of the EDO to determine how, and to whom, the grant money is distributed. There are many legal and technical aspects to be covered, schedules to be created, forms to be specialized, and sometimes this needs to be done very quickly. Hear from speakers experienced in writing grants to understand the basics of writing grants, how to run a program, challenges, and best practices from real examples.
Cathy Brubaker-Clarke, Community Development Specialist, Greater Muskegon Economic Development
Marcia Gebarowski, EDFP, Director, Business Development, Livingston County, Ann Arbor SPARK

Cost

MEDA Members: $20
You must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you do not know your user ID and password, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar Subscribers: $0 via subscriber discount code
Staff of organizations that are webinar subscribers can register for webinars for free using their organization's subscriber discount code. To become a Webinar Subscriber or to view a current list of subscribing organizations, click here. If you do not know your organization's subscriber discount code, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non-Members/Non-Subscribers: $35
You simply register without logging in or applying a code. If you are interested in the discounts mentioned above, see Join MEDA contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank You Sponsors!

Michigan STEM Forward

STEMForward600 1Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) are launching Michigan STEM Forward, a statewide program that matches students attending Michigan colleges and universities with internship opportunities at the state’s leading innovative companies. Companies do not have to be in a specific industry, but all internships must be STEM-focused. Michigan STEM Forward provides students meaningful career experience and promotes job retention in the state, while providing financial support to companies who hire these interns. Who is eligible: 1) Students attending a Michigan college or university pursuing a STEM-related profession. 2) Companies based in Michigan that can be verified by their local economic development organization and/ or MEDC SmartZone.

Contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-241-0011 if interested in sponsoring a future webinar.

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  1. Payment is required at registration if you do not have a subscription code.
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Educational Webinar: Site Selection Best Practices for a Post-COVID World

Site Selection Best Practices WebinarThis webinar was recorded on February 4, 2021, but you can access it anytime.

Session

Site Selection Best Practices for a Post-COVID World
This session will explore how “best in class” economic development organizations are responding to the pandemic, but more importantly, how they can position themselves for the economic recovery now well underway. Despite budget constraints, instead of pulling back from marketing and active prospect engagement, now is the perfect time to engage them with thoughtful and practical information about trends in economic development related to taxation, talent development, new sites, and other emerging opportunities.
Christopher D. Lloyd, Senior Vice President and Director, Infrastructure and Economic Development, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

Cost

MEDA Members: $20
You must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you do not know your user ID and password, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar Subscribers: $0
Staff of organizations that are webinar subscribers can access on-demand webinars for free using their organization's subscriber discount code. To become a Webinar Subscriber or to view a current list of subscribing organizations, click here. If you do not know your organization's code, contact us at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Non-Members/Non-Subscribers: $35
You simply register without logging in or applying a code. If you are interested in the discounts mentioned above, see Join MEDA.

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MEDA would like to thank the City of Trenton for sponsoring this event.

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