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Michigan Economic Development News and Resource Updates

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Michigan Economic Development Headlines and Updates on Economic Development Resources

Each week, the MEDA staff sifts through several sources for news that is useful to our members, and that highlights the work of our members. MEDA members receive the news before it is posted to this page and receive expanded information on resources in the Info Hub.

Headlines and resources not only include good news about economic growth in Michigan, but also valuable reports, examples of the creative use of an economic development tool for a project, federal-level program updates, or economic outlooks and trends.

6/18/24 to 6/24/24

Rural America’s Post-Pandemic Job Recovery Varies by Industry and Region

3 Southeast Michigan Housing Projects Receive Brownfield Funding

Economic Development Resources
$10 Million Investment Announced to Help Michigan Lead Future of Automotive Semiconductor Tech

6/11/24 to 6/17/24

Michigan Committee Approves $4.5B for Transit and Development

$2 Million Waterfront Plaza planned for Benton Harbor

Economic Development Resources
Once-in-a-Decade Funding Tour Coming to MI

Site Selection Consultant Database

Report: Compensation Growth in Michigan Remains Strong

6/4/24 to 6/10/24

“This is the news we’ve been waiting for for 10 years.”

Water Supply Increasingly Affecting Location Decisions

Eric Icard, Senior Director of Business Development, recognized among North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers

Economic Development Resources
Finance Infographic for Non-Financial Staff

EGLE Announces $20 Million Available for Michigan’s First Ever Environmental Justice Impact Grants

UIA Economic Dashboard

5/29/24 to 6/3/24

Gov. Whitmer Announces New Actions to Build a More Innovative Michigan

State Boosts 5-year Housing Goal to Address Shortage

Michigan University Presidents Talk Higher Education’s Role in Building the State’s Economy

Economic Development Resources
Resource Rural

MEDC Webinar - Supercharge your Page: Best Practices for Organic and Paid Growth on LinkedIn

5/28/24

For ‘Team Michigan,’ Electricity Transmission Company ITC is a Key Player

Michigan Economic Development Board Approves $250 Million for Genesee Site

Polaris Bringing Network of Electric ORV Charging Stations to Upper Peninsula

Economic Development Resources
New Reports Show Employment and Economic Impact of Research at URC Universities

5/20/24

DEGC Exec Who Worked on Major Detroit Projects Departing for Florida

Holland’s Community-owned Broadband Network Building ‘Fiberhoods’

Michigan’s Unmanned Triple Challenge: The Race for Drone Dominance Begins

Economic Development Resources
New Tactics for New talent: Closing US Semiconductor Labor Gaps

SBAM Launches Wellness Program for Small Businesses Across Michigan

Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure

5/13/24

State Leaders Turn Out to Celebrate New Homes, Innovative 'Pocket Neighborhood' in Eaton Rapids

Startup Aims to Use Technology to Take 'Forever' Out of PFAS 'Forever Chemicals'

Economic Development Resources
Michigan’s Largest Entrepreneur Competition Opens 2024 Registration

Industrial Research and Assessment Center Implementation Grants

$50M Grant Program for Small Suppliers, New EV Workforce Hub in Michigan

5/6/24

How Should Government Guide the Use of Generative AI?

Marijuana Reclassification Would Mean Instant Cash Flow for Michigan Dispensaries

Economic Development Resources
Growing MI Together Video

Local Government Energy Program: Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy (C-SITE)

Study: Michigan EV Charging Infrastructure Growing, But Access Still Limited

4/29/24

MSHDA Board Approves Developments in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Traverse County

Supporting Local Businesses — Even During Construction — is the Main Thing in Zeeland

Mundy Township Megasite Receives $9.2 Million Grant from MEDC

Economic Development Resources
MI Funding Hub

URBAN-X Accelerator Program

$11M in Grants Available to Help Michigan Businesses Grow and Train Their Workforce

4/23/24

How to Master the Maze of Federal Funding in Manufacturing Site Selection

VTS Survey: More than 80% of Office Landlords Seeing an Increase in Lease Renewals

The Obsolete Zoning Laws that Leave Downtowns Stagnant - How Some Communities are Making Positive Changes

Economic Development Resources
FDI Insights Economic Development Marketing and Priorities Book

Professional Growth Resources
Meeting Mastery from the World's Best

4/15/24

What the Change in HUD Leadership Means for the Housing Crisis

Apprenticeships for Everyone: Non-traditional Industries Find Effective Way to Train Next Generation

5 Ways A Growing City Can Define Their Brand

Economic Development Resources
Quick Guide: Understanding Grant Funders and Types of Grants

Federal Reserve Economic Data

The State of Local Government Survey Report

4/9/24

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II Announces the Approval of Michigan’s First-Ever Digital Equity Plan

How States Are Addressing the High Cost of Housing

Why Smaller May Be Better for Some Businesses

Economic Development Resources
$60M Available to Developers to Help Meet Michigan Housing Needs

PMBC Great Lakes Bay Supplier Summit

PMBC Southwest Michigan Supplier Summit

4/1/24

New Economic Development Projects to Create up to 1,580 Jobs, Generating Over $650 Million in Investment

Auto Supply Chain Was Ready for Baltimore Bridge Disaster

US Manufacturing Boom Is About More Than EVs, Chips

Economic Development Resources
State Launches Challenge Process to Identify Underserved Broadband Areas

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

Grants for Next-Gen Mobility

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