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MEDA and Economic Development News

meda newsEach week, the MEDA staff sifts through several sources for news that is useful to our members, and that highlights the work of our members.

Headlines 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. MEDA Members in the News articles list the name of a MEDA member and tell about the work that they are doing to grow their community. The Economic Development Around the Word component is meant to give perspectives and ideas based on what is going on in other states or countries.

12/4/20

Senator Dale Zorn Receives MEDA's Legislative Economic Development Champion Award

11/30/20

Positive Signs of Economic Growth Despite Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Cold Storage Is Hotter Than Ever

MEDC International Trade and Development Internship Program

MEDA Members in the News
Birgit Klohs: “We have to change to stay ahead of the game.”
Why Site Selectors Love West Michigan's Medtech Hub

Economic Development Around the World
The future of work is already happening. Companies need to get ahead of the trends to stay competitive.

11/23/20

Boyne City to Add to Workforce Housing Inventory

Monroe County Branded ‘Michigan’s Cornerstone’

Wayne State University's Mobility for All Competition

MEDA Members in the News
NMU, InvestUP add 31 Jobs to Iron River Call Center

Economic Development Around the World
Survey: Companies 3 Times More Willing to Hire Remote Workers Anywhere in US or World

11/16/20

Report Finds Grand Rapids Has Largest Share of Manufacturing Jobs in US

Michigan Makes Site Selection’s Top 3 “Top FDI States” in the U.S.

Michigan Legislation Would Make it Easier for Veterans, Family Members to Find Work

MEDA Members in the News
Battle Creek Economic Development Organization to Upgrade Downtown McCamly Plaza Hotel
Ingrid Tighe is a Crain's 2020 Notable Veteran

Economic Development Around the World
Heightened Investor Interest in Data Centres Amid Societal Changes
The Unexpected Boom In Startups

11/9/20

Back to Michigan Event Schedule and Registration

Gov. Whitmer Announces U.S. Small Business Administration Relief for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Excessive Rain

Virtual DTE Supplier Meet & Greet: Supplier Application

MEDA Members in the News
BCU Unveils $500,000 Program to Draw Talent to Battle Creek
Lansing-East Lansing MSA Ranked Top 25 Midwest Startup City

Economic Development Around the World
Site Selection Magazine's 2020 Business Climate Rankings

11/2/20

The Going PRO Talent Fund Application Period for Fiscal Year 2021 Opens Today!

Kroger Investing $95 Million in New High-tech Fulfillment Center in Romulus

Ecorse Moves Forward with Plans to Redevelop Mill Street Industrial Site

MEDA Members in the News
Gift Card Stimulus Program Raises $120K for Bay County Small Businesses Affected by Pandemic

Economic Development Around the World
Export Nation - A Global Business Podcast, Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service (Podcast)

10/30/20

James McBryde Receives Michigan Economic Developers Association's 2020 MEDA Medalist of the Year Award

Scott Fleming Receives Michigan Economic Developers Associations' 2020 Mike Conboy Professional Development Award

10/28/20

Bruce Seymore Receives Michigan Economic Developers Association's 2020 Robert Sieghart Award for Enthusiasm for the Economic Development Profession

Jake Eckholm Receives Michigan Economic Developers Association's First Ever Emerging Star Award

Marsha Madle Receives 2020 Michigan Economic Developers Association President's Award

10/26/20

Fourth Economy's Michigan Community Index

Registration Open for Upcoming Supplier Diversity Events

General Motors to Invest $100 Million into Delta Township Plant

New $555M Dairy Processing Operation in St. Johns Took First Deliveries of Milk Tuesday

MEDA Members in the News
Detroit Regional Partnership Receives Two IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards

Economic Development Around the World
Tax Foundation's 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

10/19/20

Rural Michigan City Named the ‘Nicest Place in America’ in 2020

DNR Plans to Replace Newberry Facilities with State-of-the-art Mass-timber Building

MEDA Members in the News
From Field to Four Stories, Broadway Lofts Coming Soon

Economic Development Around the World
Small Business Owners Add Curbside Pickup, FaceTime Virtual Shopping, Online Sales to Compete this Holiday Season

10/12/20

Gov. Whitmer Announces Initiatives to Increase High-speed Internet Across Michigan

Michigan Celebrates Small Business - Nominations Being Accepted

Great Lakes Research Center Becomes Newest PlanetM Testing Facility Partner

MEDA Members in the News
PM Environmental's Elizabeth Masserang Selected as ACG Detroit Board Member

10/7/20

10 Ways to Prioritize Your Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) During Economic Uncertainty

Michigan Supplier Community (MiSC) Program Can Expand Opportunities for Small Businesses in Your Community

MEDA Members in the News
InvestUP Welcomes U.P. Native Amy Berglund as Director of Business Initiatives

Economic Development Around the World
The Future of Cities: Where do we go from here?

9/30/20

Birgit Klohs to Speak at MEDA's 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting Prior to Retirement - Nearly 43 Years After Joining the Association

9/28/20

Michigan Limits Spending Cuts to $250M Under Revamped Budget Plan for 2021

Ford Motor Company Building A $700 Million Electric Truck Facility In Dearborn

2020 Michigan Rail Availability and Contacts Brochure from the Michigan Railroads Association

MEDA Members in the News
Gerber Products to Expand Fremont Manufacturing Facility
Resilient and Responsive - Michigan overcomes a pandemic and historic flood to move business forward.

Economic Development Around the World
Manufacturing Scorecard 2020

9/21/20

Will Bank of America’s $1 Billion Investment in Local Economies Grow Tenfold?

Fifth Third Bank Announces $1.2 Million Program To Help Black Female Entrepreneurs

Virtual Meetings App for Economic Development

MEDA Members in the News
Detroit Startup Airspace Link Builds Advanced Digital Drone Infrastructure with Industry Partner Detroit Aerotropolis

Economic Development Around the World
The Uncertain Future of Corporate HQs

9/14/20

Hotels are Closing as Tourism Plummets. This Company is Turning them into Affordable Housing.

High-tech Farming Could Seed an American Rural Renaissance, say Paul Schickler and John Austin

MEDA Members in the News
Cornerstone Alliance Offers Businesses Cleared for ReOpening $5K Opportunity
Excel Engineering Opens Engineering and Testing Facility in Detroit Region
Musician Ara Topouzian Re-appointed to Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs by Governor Whitmer

Economic Development Around the World
The Best Economic Development Websites of 2020

9/8/20

Huntington Bank Launches $5 Billion Lending Initiative in Michigan

Investment Firm with Ties to WMU Launches $50M Fund to Acquire Local Companies

MEDA Members in the News
Officials Announce Effort to Rebuild Sanford Homes

Economic Development Around the World
Estimating the Impacts of EDA Public Works Program Investments on County Employment
2020 Top States for Doing Business Showcase Their Pro-Business Environments

8/31/20

Ann Arbor Startups Still Strong During Pandemic, Report Finds

Business Accelerator Fund Receives Additional Funding to Build on Support for 53 Companies During Outbreak

CEOs Optimistic, Invest in Tech as Result of COVID-19

MEDA Members in the News
Clearcover, a Leader in Car Insurance Tech Selects Detroit for New Customer Operations Hub

Economic Development Around the World
Digital Works Celebrates 1,000th Job Placement - How the Program Provides a Path to Better Workforce Development

8/24/20

Workshare Program Saved Michigan's Unemployment Fund $212 Million

Clinton Township Hires First Economic Development Director

Chamber Survey Highlights Impact of Workforce Productivity Due to Child Care Demands

MEDA Members in the News
Detroit-to-Ann Arbor Self-driving Vehicle Corridor Aims for National Leadership
HEART Launches Facade Improvement Grants

Economic Development Around the World
America’s College Towns Are Facing an Economic Reckoning

8/17/20

Amazon Looks to Open $400-million Distribution Center at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit

MSU and MEDC Announce New Entrepreneur Fund, Applications Open Aug. 10

MEDA Members in the News
Flint and Other Areas Get ‘Placemaking Mini-grants’ to Help Transform Communities
Lake Superior Community Partnership Announces Amy Clickner to Retire as CEO in 2021
Lakeshore Advantage Received 887 Restart Grant Applications
Lansing’s Resilient Economy and Midsize Market Status Combine to Make the Region A Top Location in the Post-COVID United States
Public Sector Consultants Receives Federal Women-Owned Small Business Certification

Economic Development Around the World
Navigate 2020: Finding Global Opportunities During Uncertain Times (recorded webinar)

8/10/20

5 VCs on the Future of Michigan’s Startup Ecosystem - Our Annual Meeting will have a keynote session on Your Role in a Healthy Venture Capital Ecosystem!

What's Next: While Uncertainty Sown by the Pandemic Lingers, Here's a Look Over the Horizon - Crain's Special Report

Professional Development Space For Young Workers To Open In Mt. Clemens

MEDA Members in the News
Birgit Klohs Retiring from The Right Place
Jim McBryde | MMDC to Distribute $200K to Small Businesses (video)

Economic Development Around the World
Long-Term Approaches to Preventing Evictions Now and Beyond COVID-19

8/3/20

Manufacturing in Michigan's Metropolitan Areas Bounced Back Last Month, 76,800 Net New Jobs 

Fast 50 2020: Southeast Michigan's Fastest-growing Companies 

Northern Wings Creates Economic Growth in Luce County, Hopes to Educate Youth on Trade Skills

MEDA Members in the News
New Blog Post! Recovery - a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
Program to Deliver $1.2 Million in Grants to Struggling Small Businesses Will Provide Economic Relief

Economic Development Around the World
Community Branding: How Communities Preserve Personality
Could a Post-Pandemic National Industrial Strategy Advance the Cause of Advanced Manufacturing?

7/27/20

City of Hamtramck Lifts Permit Requirements for Sidewalk Sales to Help Small Businesses

MEDC Invites Michigan-Based Companies, Entrepreneurs to Apply for National Pitch Competition

MAEDC's Annual Economic Development Awards Accepting Nominations

MEDA Members in the News
New $11 Million Industrial Development Coming to Battle Creek

Economic Development Around the World
Depleted Tax Coffers Could Cause Shift in Incentive Policy
Small Business Loans Saved as Many as 3.2 Million U.S. Jobs

7/20/20

Google Announces 100,000 Scholarships for Online Certificates in Data Analytics, Project Management and UX

Downtown Lansing Eyes 'Social Districts' to Expand Outdoor Dining

MEDA Members in the News
Amazon to Open a Delivery Center in Sterling Heights

Economic Development Around the World
Site Selection Matters - Site Location in the Post COVID-19 Era (Video)

7/13/20

Economic Development Organizations Ramp up Despite Covid-19 Pandemic (Video)

Autonomous Vehicles are Not Going Away Because of the Pandemic

Study: Non-Gaming Tribal Businesses in Michigan Generate $288M Economic Impact

MEDA Members in the News
Monique Holliday-Bettie Joins Monroe County Business Development Corporation Board of Directors

Economic Development Around the World
New VC Fund to Focus Exclusively on Midwest Startups Led by Underrepresented Minorities

7/6/20

How Rural Economies Can Leverage the Rise in Remote Work

Toledo-based Heidtman Steel Products will expand its operations in Bedford Township and the City of Monroe

Changes in State Historic Preservation Office Section 106 Procedures

MEDA Members in the News
Dickinson Economy Draws National Attention

Economic Development Around the World
Try Localintel's New Industry Job Tracker

6/29/20

Continental Oceans Technology Corporation Opens Operations Center in Lansing, Michigan

Magna Will Expand Highland Park Seating Plant, Creating 480 New Jobs

At Bedrock Project, New System Will Park Your Car for You

MEDA Members in the News
PACE and Economic Development (free recorded webinar)

Economic Development Around the World
Hitting the Reset Button: How to Pivot the Perception of Economic Development

6/23/20

Utility Partners Roundtable Webinar (free recorded webinar)

An Early Assessment of Opportunity Zones for Equitable Development Projects

Importance of Buying Local for a Faster Economic Recovery

West Michigan Indoor Farming Operation Expanding

MEDA Members in the News
Detroit Regional Partnership Announces Leadership Change; Maureen Krauss Named New CEO
PTM Corporation Invests $1.7 Million in Growing St. Clair County Manufacturing Plant

Economic Development Around the World
Why a R&D Tax Credit is More Valuable than Ever in Uncertain Times

6/15/20

Report Shows Positive Economic Trends as Businesses Return to Work

$4.35 Million Awarded in First Round of Michigan Small Business Relief Program Loans

MEDA Members in the News
Municipalities in Royal Oak, Clawson Rally to Bolster Businesses
‘Tremendous Amount of Grit in Jackson,’ Will Help Economic Recovery, Mayor Says

6/8/20

Business Leaders for Michigan Launch Recommendations for Economic Recovery

Michigan Grants Support Post-COVID-19 Robotics Work

Pandemic Pivots: Ann Arbor Mobility Startups Responding to COVID-19 (video)

MEDA Members in the News
Battle Creek Unlimited Responds to COVID-19 With $1.6 Million in Local Support

Economic Development Around the World
The 2020 Best & Worst States for Business

6/1/20

MSHDA Housing Initiatives Survey

Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit

MEDA Members in the News
Re-Engaging the Rural Economy (video series)

Economic Development Around the World
Positioning Innovation Districts as a Road to Recovery – Five Insights for National and State Governments

5/26/20

Citing Lower Claims, Blue Cross Blue Shield Offers 30-percent Credit to Small Business Policyholders

Michigan Unemployment Rate Tops 22%, Worse than the Great Recession

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from New Statewide Poll of Michigan Voters

MEDA Members in the News
Bay County Has New Website Designed to Help Local Businesses Reopen Safely
DDA Seeks Business Applications for MEDC Program

Economic Development Around the World
How Small Business Owners are Banding Together to Adapt During the Coronavirus Pandemic

5/18/20

Nonprofit Organizations Partner to Help Support Alpena Business Community

Michigan Ranks No. 4 in Site Selection's Prosperity Cup

8 Ways the Crisis Will Forever Change the Future Workforce

MEDA Members in the News
Michigan Work Share Program May Help Struggling Businesses (Video)

Economic Development Around the World
Manhattan Faces a Reckoning if Working From Home Becomes the Norm

5/11/20

CIBO Ushers in New Era of Farmland Data and Evaluation

Metal Recycling Business Starts Temp Agency to Help Keep its Workers Employed

MEDA Members in the News
BCU Expands COVID-19 Emergency Microgrant Fund for Small Businesses
Creative Thinking: Leveraging Area’s Arts/creativity Sector is Key in Recovery
Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Reopens Manufacturing as Part of her MI Safe Start Plan

Economic Development Around the World
Why the Covid-19 Economy is Particularly Devastating to Millennials, in 14 Charts

5/4/20

Strength, Unity Promoted in New ‘Two Peninsulas, One Pure Michigan’ Campaign

Anatomy of a Post-COVID Economic Recovery Marketing Plan

MEDA Members in the News
Southwest Michigan Company Retools to Make a Million Face Masks

Economic Development Around the World
How Some Companies Survive, Even Thrive, in Viral Crisis

4/28/20

During SBAM Briefing, Gov. Whitmer Discusses Pathway to Restart State’s Economy

Impact Of COVID-19 on Automotive Interior Materials Market: Competitive Outlook By Lear Corporation, Faurecia, Magna International, Grupo Antolin, Adient, DRXLMAIER Group

Advanced Vehicle Technology Development Investment in a Pandemic - CAR Report

Michigan Home Builders Ready to Get Back to Work

MEDA Members in the News
$187,000 Distributed to Small Businesses in Lenawee County Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Local Businesses Receive Grants from Northwest Small Business Relief Fund Collaborative

Economic Development Around the World
LIHTC Equity Market Moving Forward Cautiously in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic
Survey Results: Midwest VC Activity During COVID-19

4/20/20

Michigan Treasury: Business Taxpayers Can Pay Monthly, Quarterly Sales, Use and Withholding Tax in May

CAR's Playbook for Restarting Production (recorded webinar)

MEDA Members in the News
Banding Together in Crisis: Funds, Resources, and Webinars Offered in Community Amid Pandemic
Hundreds of Businesses Awarded Coronavirus Relief Grants
McLaren Hospital Lapeer Saves Lives with Industrial Sewer Patriot Manufacturing
Real Estate Development During COVID19 - Moving Forward
Rep. Frederick Announces Mentorship Program for 2020 Graduates

Economic Development Around the World
NMHC Rent Payment Tracker Finds Rent Payment Rate at 93 Percent of Prior Month
Reshoring Index Report

4/13/20

How Urban Places Can Adapt After the Coronavirus

Kalamazoo Company Makes ‘Cube’ to Protect Hospital Staff from COVID-19

Amid Mass Layoffs, Outskilling Should Become the New Normal

MEDA Members in the News
Market Van Buren Greenlights Help for 40 Businesses in VB, Cass Counties

Economic Development Around the World
COVID-19 Puts Focus on Business Interruption Insurance

4/6/20

Nomination Form for Crain's Detroit Business 40 Under 40

GM Turns Gutted, Shuttered Warren Plant into Face Mask Supplier

Brookings Report: COVID-19 Will Upend Retail, but There are Steps We Can Take to Save It

USDA Expands ReConnect Application Deadline to April 15

MEDA Members in the News
Monroe County Company Devices Program to Help Keep Power Plants Operational During COVID-19

Economic Development Around the World
Steel Alloys Market Set for Rapid Growth and Trend by 2028
The New Normal: Communities Adjust to Conducting Business Remotely While Maintaining Citizen Input

3/30/20

Despite Economic Slowdown, These Companies are Still Hiring

How to Encourage Community Building During the COVID-19 Crisis

Flint’s New Start-Up “100k Ideas” is Expanding Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Michigan

MEDA Members in the News
Andy Hayes to Retire at End of Year
Laser Cutting and Welding Business Expanding After Acquisition

Economic Development Around the World
15 Restructuring Lawyers Explain How the Retail and Energy Sectors are Dealing with a 'Sudden Collapse' of Revenue — and Which Industries are Best-Placed to Weather the Storm
Go Big or No Home - How American's are Limited by Super-Sized Homes

3/23/20

Amazon Seeks to Hire 100,000 to Keep Up with Surge in Orders

EGLE Recycling Market Development Grant

Small Business Lending Report: Why SMB Loan Trends are Shifting to Alt Lenders in 2020

Economic Development Around the World
Applications Open: 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards

3/16/20

Why the Midwest is Seeing a Resurgence

MEDA Members in the News
2020 North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers - Two MEDA Members: Justin Horvath and Robert Trezise, Jr. Named
Laser Access, LLC Announces Acquisition and $1.6M Investment
Michigan Group Wants ‘Rising Income for All’
Michigan Planning Today: "Birmingham Shopping District" (video)

Economic Development Around the World
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/9/20

Governor Whitmer Proclaims March as Michigan Food and Ag Month

MEDA Members in the News
ED Secrets (Podcast)
How to Foster Strong Business Clusters with LEAP and Carol Lauffer (Podcast Series)
Nissan to Build New Crash Test Facility in Farmington Hills

Economic Development Around the World
BDO Manufacturing CFO Outlook Survey

3/2/20

EDA 2020 Build to Scale Grant Program for Entrepreneurs - Applications Due March 24th

Whitmer Signs Orders to Advance Mobility in the State

Flint Incubator That’s Started 29 New Businesses Gets $325K to Continue

MEDA Members in the News
New Medical Center, New Daytime Vigor in Royal Oak
Quentin L. Bishop | Catching up with Lapeer Development Corporation

Economic Development Around the World
Gartner Survey Shows 70% of Supply Chain Leaders Plan to Invest in the Circular Economy

2/24/20

Second Round of Demolition Grants Available to Help Rural Communities Fight Blight

CTE Continues to Grow in Michigan!

'Never Give Up': This is What Pure Michigan is Doing Until it Gets its Budget Back

Economic Development Around the World
Opportunity Zone Projects Seem to Be Finally Breaking Ground

2/17/20

Flint ‘Has an Amazing Opportunity for Growth,’ Says New Economic Director, Khalfani Stephens

MEDA Members in the News
After $1B Invested in St. Clair County in 2019, Officials Aim to Grow
Research, Engineering, and Design: The Talent Cluster in a Talent-Focused World

Economic Development Around the World
U.S. Companies Cut Back on Installing Robots in 2019

In Case You Missed It
Read articles from recent weeks.

2/10/20

Whitmer Wants to Restore Less than Half of Pure Michigan Aid

Southeast Michigan Business Leaders Push for Passage of Regional Transit Bill

Nontraditional Approaches Help Reach New Talent and Employees

Energy Retrofit Matching Grants Available for Small Manufacturing, Agriculture Businesses, Farms

MEDA Members in the News
Key Development Projects Slated to Impact Downriver in the Years Ahead
Letter from Our New Co-Chairs; ULI Michigan District Council

Economic Development Around the World
Will You Still Need a College Education in 2040?

2/3/20

GM to Invest $2.2 Billion, Create 2,200 Jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck Plant

Michigan's Fastest Growing Cities

Michigan May Study Whether Tolls are Solution to State’s Awful Roads

MEDA Members in the News
Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings From Second Statewide Policy Poll

Economic Development Around the World
An Excellent Way to Support Small Business After a Crisis - Let’s Play #Snowmaggedon2020 Support Small Business Bingo!

1/23/20

MEDA Releases it's 2019 Annual Report

1/21/20

New Opportunity Zones Tool from the Economic Development Administration and Indiana University

Aging Population: A Blessing for Business

The Entrepreneurial Runway

MEDA Members in the News
Innovate Marquette SmartZone Chosen to Participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative

Economic Development Around the World
Demographic Shifts - The World in 2030

1/15/20

State Allocates $7 Million in Funds to Back Early-stage Entrepreneurs

Chicago Tribune Names Jackson to “Best of the Midwest” 2020 List

Opportunity Zones 'Full Steam Ahead' After Final Rules Debut

MEDA Members in the News
Potential Aquatic Center in Isabella County Moves One Step Closer to Reality

Economic Development Around the World
Is Automation Changing the Reshoring Equation?

1/8/20

Samantha Seimer Elected to Three-Year Term on MEDA Board of Directors

1/7/20

Kimberly Marrone to Serve as 2020 President of MEDA Board of Directors

1/6/20

‘Substantial Drops’ Seen in PFAS Entering Michigan Waterways from Businesses

MEDA Members in the News
An Economic Developer’s Wish List
What to Watch: What Will Make Headlines in 2020?

Economic Development Around the World
CEOs Still Consider Recession to be the Biggest Business Risk in 2020
Even With Industry 4.0, Sometimes The Best Level Of Automation Is None
The Conundrum Affordable Housing Poses for the Nation
Includes what some other states are doing to address the issues.

1/3/20

David Schreiber Re-Elected to Three-Year Term on MEDA Board of Directors

1/2/20

Manistee Graduates from Rising Tide Program

Tech Talent Collides in Detroit

The Year in Michigan Business: Food Economy, Downtowns Come Alive, Agribusiness and More

MEDA Members in the News
New Staff, Strategy, Funding, and Name: Traverse City's Chamber Eyes Big 2020

Economic Development Around the World
Many Businesses Have Irrational Human Resources Practices. How Cuyahoga County, Ohio is Working to Address That.

12/23/19

“Gentle” Density Can Save our Neighborhoods - A Brookings Report

Report: Total Employment of Japanese Companies in Michigan Grows 20 Percent

Volunteers Needed for New SEMCOG/MAC Economic Development Task Force

MEDA Members in the News
Morley Cos. to Hire 500 for Delta Township Facility

Economic Development Around the World
Ranking Property Taxes on the Tax Foundation's 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

12/16/19

New Geography of Skills Report

Michigan Future Business Index Survey Results

Argo Takes Different Road to Skirt Self-driving Challenges

MSU Research Leads to Contract for North America’s First Commercial Hydrogen-powered Train

MEDA Members in the News
2019-2020 State of the Region Report by Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroit Region Aerotropolis Hires New Executive Director

Economic Development Around the World
Understanding the Disconnect between Economic Development and Workforce Development Systems (Includes Best Practices for Alignment)

12/9/19

Because of the Census, Economic Development is Possible

Rural Development Hubs Report

WIN Regional Turnover Study Reports

Pontiac on Revival Track as Businesses Move In

MEDA Members in the News
Lenawee Now Names Michael Fox Jr. as First Career Education Navigator

Economic Development Around the World
BANK OF AMERICA: 10 Main Themes Will Define the Next Decade. Here are the Winners and Losers for Each.

12/2/19

Students Completing Career and Tech Education Up More Than 75%

CDBG Funding Round Open - Applications Due in February

12 Mistakes to Avoid in the Site Selection Process

MEDA Members in the News
Internet Retail Giant Wayfair to Invest $8.9 Million, Create 500 Jobs in Lansing Area
Northern Michigan Entrepreneurs Win Startup Funds at 'Grand Event'

Economic Development Around the World
The First Map of America’s Food Supply Chain is Mind-boggling
The Trade War and its Impact on the Site Selection Process

11/25/19

What Jobs are Affected by AI? Better-paid, Better-educated Workers Face the Most Exposure - A Brookings Report

Macomb Mall Bucks the Trend, Shows Improving Business

How to Write a Smart RFI

MEDA Members in the News
Downtown Private Investment Surpasses $100 Million

Economic Development Around the World
Boulder, San Jose, and... Ann Arbor? These are America's Top 12 Tech Hubs, According to Bloomberg

11/18/19

Report: Apprenticeships for Community College Students Can Lessen Tech Talent Shortage

Multifamily Outshines Other Assets in Opportunity Zones

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Winners

MEDA Members in the News
Coldwater Looks to Be Designated Michigan Main Street Community

Economic Development Around the World
State Economic Monitor from the Urban Institute

11/11/19

Treasury: Grants Available for Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships

Forecasters Say Michigan Now Better Positioned to Avoid Major Recession

Getting Started in Angel Investing

Report: Economic Optimism High Among Michigan Small- and Mid-size Business Leaders

MEDA Members in the News
“Detroit is Open for Business”: Kevin Johnson and DEGC Continue to Power City’s Revitalization
Bay County Growth Alliance to Offer Grants to Encourage Economic Development

Economic Development Around the World
It's National Apprenticeship Week!
The New Economic Models That Determine City Success

11/4/19

Michigan Future Business Index Survey - Please Share With Your Client Companies!

Can We Build Our Way to Affordability?

University of Michigan Detroit Center for Innovation Creates Hope for City, State’s Future

MEDA Members in the News
Lenawee Now Receives 5th International Excellence in Economic Development Award
New Tool Developed to Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Northeast Michigan

Economic Development Around the World
Shifting Neighborhoods - Gentrification and Cultural Displacement in American Cities

10/28/19

Nominations Open for Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards

Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America: How to Engage Support, Find Funding and Build a Stronger Community

State Approves $29 Million Mixed-use Development, The Dot, in Downtown Ferndale

MEDA Members in the News
Detroit Regional Partnership to Recruit Companies in Industry and Talent Clusters

Economic Development Around the World
Changes and Challenges in Economic Development Today - Site Selectors Guild podcast featuring Jeff Finkle, CEcD, President, IEDC
2020 State Business Tax Climate Index - Tax Foundation Report

10/21/19

Michigan Embarks on Renewable Energy Public, Company Information Campaign

America's Wealthy Millennials Are Flocking To...Traverse City, Michigan?!

America’s ‘Green Economy’ Is Now Worth $1.3 Trillion

MEDA Members in the News
MMI Engineered Solutions Adds Industrial Complex in Warren, Michigan

Economic Development Around the World
The Convergence of Technology + Automotive and Its Impact on Site Selection

10/14/19

U.S. EPA is Now Accepting Applications for FY2020 Brownfield Grants

A Startup and an Auto Company Join for Autonomous Farming Tech

MICHAuto Automobility Assessment Map

The Business Guide to AR and VR: Everything You Need to Know

Michigan is Home to Top 2 Resorts in Midwest, Condé Nast Traveler Readers Say

MEDA Members in the News
Barry County's Career Exposure Tours Coming Soon - Opening Eyes – and Minds – So Great Local Careers Can be Discovered
‘Entrepreneurial DNA’ Drives Acrisure’s Growth

Economic Development Around the World
“Future-Proofing” Buildings to Account for Autonomous Vehicles

10/7/19

Have You Visited the New Opportunity Zones Website Yet?

How CFOs Should Address Trade Questions — ASA

Special Report: Intellectual Property Law

MEDA Members in the News
Three New Lansing Startups "Hatched" Through LEAP

Economic Development Around the World
Housing Costs Hitting These Cities Hard - LinkedIn Editor's Pick

9/30/19

Barry County Becomes a Blue Zone

Talk About Pure Michigan: Outdoor Pursuits Generate $10B, Report Says

How Can Non-capital Cities Compete? - fDi Magazine Podcast

Cheboygan’s Big Boom

MEDA Members in the News
Economic Development is a "Team Sport"

Economic Development Around the World
Building a Strong Public Engagement Framework

9/23/19

It Seems NE Michigan is Booming

Duggan Unveils $250 Million Bond Plan to Rid Detroit of Blight in 5 Years

Michigan’s Manufacturing Prowess Recognized by Two National Publications

MEDA Members in the New
The University Corporate Research Park launches VanCamp Incubator + Research Labs

Economic Development Around the World
Top U.S. Counties for Talent Attraction - Free Report
People Analytics Helps Define the Search for Skilled Labor

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