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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.

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

9/16/19

Michigan Joins Coalition Promoting Outdoor Recreatio

Feds Award $7.5M to Michigan for Self-driving Car Testing

Plan, or Participate in, a Manufacturing Day Event

MEDA Members in the News
$240,000 Initial State Site Readiness Fund Will Help Lansing Region Proactively Attract Business

Economic Development Around the World
Report: 374,000 New Homes Needed to Alleviate Housing Shortfalls

9/9/19

Applications for Michigan Rural Development Grants from MDARD Being Accepted Now

MEDC Helps To Bring 45 Sites Across Michigan Closer to “Shovel Ready” Status, Including 3 in Shiawassee County

MEDA Members in the News
Luna Pier and Southfield: How Two Communities Are Reinventing Themselves to Foster Economic Development
University Research Corridor Remains Tops in U.S. in Number of Medical, Biological Science Degrees Awarded

Economic Development Around the World
How to Make Sure Robots Help Us, Not Replace Us

9/3/19

That Pure Michigan You Love? Thank the MEDC

FY 2019 HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program

Going Pro In Construction: How to Find Skilled Trades Training

MEDA Members in the News
Bay Future, Inc. Awarded $100,000 for Economic Development Activities in Bay County, MI!
Silverdome Development Seals Deal: 2019 is a Big Year for Big Properties

8/26/19

SEMCOG Releases New Report: Local Governments Provide $120 million to Improve Road Infrastructure

Defining Key Siting Criteria Will Lead to a Perfect Location Match

Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program Receives State and National Recognition

MEDA Members in the News
Barry Matherly Appointed to United States Investment Advisory Council

Economic Development Around the World
How High Are Infrastructure Costs? Analyzing Interstate Construction Spending - A Brookings Report

8/19/19

MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect's International Trade Team

Fifth-Third Bank to Raise its Minimum Wage

Listen to the Hand - Leading voices from around the state of Michigan weigh in on the connections between regional culture, higher education and talent attraction

MEDA Members in the News
LEAP Helps Village of Dansville Acquire MSHDA Neighborhood Enhancement Program Grant

Economic Development Around the World
More Than a Dozen States Follow CA Deal with Automakers

8/12/19

Flint Buick City in the Running for New Mahindra Automotive Plant, 2,000 Jobs

Supporting Job Seekers Facing Multiple Barriers to Work - A WIN Report

12 of America's Most Charming Lake Towns According to Orbitz - 2 Michigan Places Listed!

MEDA Blog Post
Strong Community is Built on Volunteerism by Amy Clickner, CEcD, CFRM, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership 

MEDA Members in the News
Great Lakes Fusion Expanding in Shiawassee County, Adding 40 Jobs

Economic Development Around the World
Nominal Wage Tracker from the Economic Policy Institute

7/29/19

Vicksburg Paper Mill Development Get $30M Transformational Brownfield

Helix Steel Technology Offers Innovative Infrastructure Solution

40 Big Tech Predictions for 2019 - Free Business Insider Intelligence Report

7/22/19

Regional Career Outlooks Through 2026 - Reports from the Michigan Bureau of Labor Marketing Information and Strategic Initiatives

Why Michigan Could Become a Startup Powerhouse

MEDA Members in the News
American Chemical Solutions to Open Manufacturing Plant in Muskegon
Detroit Regional Partnership Targets Issues That Keep Companies Away
Meridian Township Green Lights Development to Create a Downtown Okemos

MEDA Blog Post
Help MEDA Reach 500 Members - by Justin Horvath, 2019 MEDA Board President

Economic Development Around the World
The Global Energy Map is Changing Faster Than You Think

7/15/19

More Affordable Housing to be Built Across Michigan with $55M in Federal Funding

Dakkota Integrated Systems to Bring $55 Million Plant, 625 Jobs to Detroit to Supply FCA

Rising Health Insurance Costs and Talent Acquisition Are Top Concerns of Business Owners According to Latest Michigan Future Business Index

MEDA Members in the News
Ottawa County Launches Brownfield Incentive Program

Economic Development Around the World
Top Locations for Sustainable Development

7/8/19

Howes: Soo Locks, Freighters Help Fuel Industrial Heartland - Learn about the local, state, and international impact of the Locks at our Annual Meeting session, "Bigger Than it Locks."

Connecting Michigan Communities (CMIC) Grant Program - Applications Being Accepted through August 30th.

The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States

MEDA Members in the News
LEAP Updates Organizational Structure, Welcomes New Staff in Support of Strategic Vision

Economic Development Around the World
Ford's Investment In Detroit Results In Worldwide Attention, Admiration

7/1/19

Start Garden Sets Goals to Boost Assistance for Minority-owned Tech Startups

JPMorgan Chase Ups Investment in Detroit’s ‘Economic Recovery’ to $200M by 2022

Altimetrik Corp. in Southfield Opens Collaboration Hub in Downtown Detroit

MEDA Members in the News
Buck Love: Moran Iron Works Gets Grant to Expand Shipbuilding Program

Economic Development Around the World
What’s Your U.S. Manufacturing and Tariff Strategy?

6/24/19

Detroit, Lansing Among 10 U.S. Cities to Join $12 Million Initiative to Boost Residents' Economic Mobility

Ford Launches $250,000 Community Challenge to Improve Mobility Around Michigan Central Station

FCC Task Force Will Help Connect Farms and Ranche

MEDA Members in the News
Connect with KB | Glen Stevens, Executive Director of MICHauto

MEDA Blog Post
Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mindset by Marsha Madle, President, Madle Consulting Services, LLC

Economic Development Around the World
Study: Automaker-supplier Relationships Remain Largely the Same Year-over-year

6/17/19

U.S. Economic Development Prioritizes Applications for Projects Located in Opportunity Zones

GM to Invest $150 Million to Boost Truck Output in Flint

School Districts Receive $3M Grant for Youth Trades Certification Programs

MEDA Members in the News
TraverseConnect to Expand its Mission

Economic Development Around the World
The Circular Economy Could Create an Enormous Jobs Boom

6/10/19

From TED to LEO: Whitmer Reorganizes Workforce, Economic Development Department

Former Inmates Are Getting Jobs As Employers Ignore Stigma In Bright Economy

MEDA Members in the News
Upper Peninsula Aims to Lead with Emerging Cybersecurity and Information Technology Markets
Redevelopment of Battle Creek’s Historic Record Box Building Gets State Support

Economic Development Around the World
The US Economy is About to Break a Record. These 11 Charts Show Why.

6/3/19

Grow Detroit by Supporting Local, Midsize Business, Report Urges

MSU, WMU Tailor New Workforce Training Programs to Fit Employers’ Needs

DTE, Consumers Energy Commit to Spend $15 Billion on Michigan Suppliers Over 5 Years

MEDA Members in the News
Hannah Sanderson: Foundation's Support Helps NLEA Provide Internship Opportunities

MEDA Blog Post
Five Reasons a Mentor is Important to your Economic Development Career

Economic Development Around the World
The Midwest Added 28,000 Renewable Energy Jobs in 2018
There’s a New Use for America’s Dying Malls: Co-working

5/28/19

Michigan Launches $3M Campaign to Meet Gap in Skilled Trades Jobs by 2026

Revolutionize Your Workforce Podcast: Role of Economic Development in the Workforce Ecosystem

USDA Announces $23 Million in Grants Available to Local and Regional Food Systems

MEDA Members in the News
Michigan Ag Commission Awards $400,000 in Grants

Economic Development Around the World
What’s Driving the Automotive Electronics Market, Industry Growth?

5/20/19

Lawmakers, Advocates Push for Revival of State’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Honesty is the Best Policy When Pitching VCs

Crowdfunding Partnership Spurs Placemaking Projects

MEDA Members in the News
The Right Place Assists Cyber Security Company With Expansion

Economic Development Around the World
Opportunity Zones Can Uplift Communities and Investors Alike
Shifting Into an Era of Repair: US Infrastructure Spending Trends - A Brookings Report

5/13/19

Michigan Corporate Relations Network Strengthens University and Industry Collaboration with Launch of Online Portal

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant - Applications Due June 10t

Creative Chamber Pilot Program

MEDA Members in the News
New Rehab District Will Help $6.2 Million Doherty Renovations

Economic Development Around the World
Parson Unveils Plan to Grow MO Auto Industry
Why Amazon is Gobbling Up Failed Malls

5/6/19

3 Key Lessons from Encouraging Communities to Generate Change

Giffels Webster Secures $1.4 Million Grant for White Lake Township

MEDA Members in the News
Growth is in the Forecast for Bay City Economy
The Right Place receives Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development
Three Reasons Rail Lines are Important for Michigan’s Economy

MEDA Blog Post
Closer Look at Industry Sector Leads to New Program

Economic Development Around the World
Seven Tips to Keep a Job and Stay Competitive with Robots in a Brave New Age of Automation

4/29/19

Economic Development Hub to Open on Detroit's Livernois-McNichols Corridor

FCA to Let Detroiters Apply for New Assembly Plant Jobs First

West Michigan Town is No. 1 'Small City to Start a Business' in US

Treasury Issues Second Set of Highly Anticipated Opportunity Zones Guidance

MEDA Members in the News
Downtown Businesses Tap Into Community Support, Funding

Economic Development Around the World
The 10 U.S. Jobs Disappearing the Fastest

4/22/19

New Mi Bank Aims to Bank on Midsize Businesses

Who is Generation Z, the Next Workforce Pool?

Bringing Jobs to Michigan, U.P.

Michigan Economic Development Corp. Launches 2 Marketing Campaigns in Conjunction with 20-year Anniversary

MEDA Members in the News
InvestUP CEO Shares Vision for Economic Development
State Representative Ben Frederick Discusses Economic Development With Justin Horvath, President, Michigan Economic Developers Association (YouTube Video)

Economic Development Around the World
Bitcoin Tax Experiment Off to Slow Start in OH

4/15/19

Aptiv in Troy Releases nuScenes Autonomous Vehicle Data to Public to Further Research

Report: Technology Employment Expands in Michigan, Overall Direct Economic Impact of $37.4B

2019 Commercial Real Estate Industry Outlook

MEDA Members in the News
The Great Transformation: From Analog to Digital, Detroit Regional Partnership Leads New Business
Vicky Rad Appointed New County Director of Planning and Economic Development
MEDC Joins LEAP and Insurance Industry Leaders to Announce a New Statewide Economic Development Initiative

Economic Development Around the World
States Seeking to Influence ‘Opportunity Zone’ Investment

4/10/19

The Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce is Seeking Branding Development Consultant Services

4/8/19

Gov. Whitmer Appoints 11 New Members to MEDC Board

State Launches $1.5 Million Grant Program to Help Prepare Properties for Business Attraction - Applications Due May 1st

Members in Rural Michigan: Applications for USDA ReConnect Grant Program Due May 31st - Funding to Improve Broadband Connection

Report: Global Trade Supports More Than 1.1M Michigan Jobs

MEDA Blog Post
The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

MEDA Members in the News
2018 Top Livingston County Successes
Giant Gains: Port Huron Becoming Strong Destination for Young Grads, Talent

Economic Development Around the World
States Improved Tax Incentive Evaluations in 2018

4/1/19

Building Shared Prosperity: How Communities Can Create Good Jobs for All - A Brand New Upjohn Report

2019 Michigan is Automobility Report - A Brand New MichAuto Report

Cost of Turnover Tool - A New Aspen Institute Publication for Companies to Justify Upskilling and Employee Retention

MEDA Members in the News
Osprey Technologies Receives Business Distinction

Kinexus Group Announces Van Buren County’s First Economic Development Organization, Market Van Buren

Economic Development Around the World
Distribution of R&D Performance by State

3/25/19

Training Future Workers at Summer Manufacturing Camps - Grants Available

Ford to Expand Production at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Will Add 900 Jobs in Michigan

Michigan Tech Formalizes Commitment to Grand Traverse Region

Nominate a Main Street

MEDA Members in the News
Hoyden Creative Principals Certified as Brand Strategists

Economic Development Around the World
7 Habits of Highly Effective Small Towns

3/18/19

Latest Pure Michigan Advertising Charge Puts U.P. on Display - Come to MEDA's 2019 Annual Meeting and see it for yourself!

New Life Ahead for Kahn-Designed Former Ford Mills in Wayne County

MEDA Members in the News
Plus One Program Recognizes Marquette County Businesses

Economic Development Around the World
These Opportunity Zone Investors Want to Support Local Businesse

3/11/19

For Food Manufacturers, the Right Economic Development Partner Is Critical

Are Your Local Ag Companies on the MIAgExport Directory?

Marquette DDA Expands Downtown Façade Grant Program through MEDC Grant

MEDA Members in the News
Downtowns Find They Have a Cool Factor
Historic Building in Benton Harbor Expected to be Redeveloped
Troy Chamber President to Leave for Position at Michigan Venture Capital Association

3/4/19

A New Tool from the Department of Commerce for Understanding Export Regulations

MDEQ Dramatically Increases Funding and Extends Deadline for Recycling Infrastructure Grants

Aspen Economic Strategy Group Presents Policies to Increase Work, Wages, and Skills

MEDA Members in the News
Alliance Says Bay County Plays an Important Role in Regional Growth
Cornerstone Alliance Recruits Developer for Major Project in Downtown BH
Detroit Economic Growth Corp. Bolsters Team With Promotion, New Hire

Economic Development Around the World
8 Things Your Town Can Do to Add More Housing (Without Spending a Dime)

2/26/19

Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan to Invest Up to $20M in Startups

Report: Capital Available for Small Businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, More Work to Be Done

What Are the Most Innovative Economic Developers Thinking About In 2019?

MEDA Members in the News
Laying the Foundation for Growth, Falcon Industries Opens New Headquarters

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The Brownfield Success Stories Map Puts Real Stories of Redevelopment Success Under Every Project Pin

2/18/19

New State Transportation Economic Development Grant Targets Villages and Cities with populations Less Than 10,000

Whitmer Taps Charter School Leader Doug Ross for Senior Adviser Role

Sometimes Businesses Need a Little Capital to Move Ahead. Small Business Action Team Can Help.

MEDA Members in the News
Macomb County Tops Country for Manufacturing Job GrowthSpotlight: Success Stories from the Underground Incubator

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US Government Lays Out Strategy to Speed up Rural Broadband Deployment

2/11/19

Talent Needed for Michigan to Lead Auto's Future

West Michigan Developer Targets Opportunity Zones for Solar Projects

Gov. Whitmer Delights Manufacturers With Declaration of Career & Tech Ed Month

Lansing’s Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority to Offer Loans to Redevelop Publicly Owned Properties

MEDA Members in the News
How Three Metro Detroit Communities Are Turning Commercial Districts into New Downtowns

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One Line of Your Zoning Code Can Make a World of Difference

2/6/19

Manistee DDA Seeking RFI's From Individuals/Groups/Organizations to Provide Economic Development Services in the DDA District

2/4/19

Bipartisan Bills: Michigan Lawmakers Take Fresh Aim at 'Dark Store' Taxes

Download the Center for Michigan's Truth Tour Report

Nominate a Champion of the New Economy by February 11th

MEDA Members in the News
Ready for Redevelopment: Meridian Township Receives Community Certification

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Why Old Buildings Are the Key to Transforming a City

1/29/19

Family-owned Manufacturers Confront the "Succession Crisis"

Albion Receives $2 Million Grant for Infrastructure Improvements

Google Bringing Autonomous Vehicle Unit to Michigan, 100 Jobs Will be Created

NEW MEDA Blog Post!
New MEDA President Encourages Engagement to Build Even Stronger Association

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State Economic Development Directors Bring Varied Backgrounds to Roll

1/21/19

State Selects Pilot projects for Michigan Mobility Challenge

2019 Regional Workforce Development RankingsMichigan #1 for East North Central in Site Selection Magazine Ranking

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Hotels are Booming in Southeast Oakland County

Opportunity Zones

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Breakdown of Biggest VC Raises in Midwestern States in 2018

1/16/19

Small Communities Get Helping Hand to Eliminate Blight

Macomb County to Highlight Tech and Talent at NAIAS

MEDA Members in the News
Economic Development Arm Detroit Regional Partnership Launches

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Most Economists Expect Fed Will Hold Rates Steady at Least Until June

1/7/19

Whitmer Directive Gives State Contract Preference to Businesses in Disadvantaged Areas

Steps to Help Companies Respond to Tariffs and Trade Uncertainty

18 of the Biggest Policies and Problems Legislatures Will Confront in 2019

80 Michigan Communities are Blocking Recreational Marijuana Businesses

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Kinexus Provides Further Details on $1.9M Going Pro Talent Fund Grants in SWM
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MiBiz Crystal Ball 2019: What's Inside

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Millennials Spark Seismic Shift in Site Selection

1/2/19

Crain's Michigan Business Reports for 2018

Hello West Michigan Announces New Executive Director

Meet the 65 Mobility Startups Coming to the 2019 North American International Auto Show

MEDA Members in the News
Michigan Works! Southeast Receives $2.3+ Million to Help Area Businesses

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Will Norway's Electric Vehicle Boom Outlast its Incentives?

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