Gov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order in December creating the department to house the state’s economic growth and job training efforts.
Some black business owners say they’ve seen strong growth in Michigan, but are frustrated at not being included in major economic development projects.
A cross-border economic conference, the “Bi-National Blue Water Regional Collaboration Conference,” will be held Oct. 2 at the Port Huron Double Tree by Hilton, formerly the Thomas Edison Inn.
At its annual meeting Friday, Ann Arbor Spark detailed 2012 successes and its strategic plan for the coming year.
When it comes to attracting and promoting economic development, Oxford — village and township — is officially ready to work with businesses, developers and entrepreneurs.
A group of urban planners are in town looking for ways to improve Detroit and other cities like it.
Site Selection Magazine said Saginaw County ranked No. 7 among municipalities its size in 2012 economic development expansions and attractions.
TechTown announced it has expanded its SWOT City program to Detroit’s East Jefferson commercial corridor through a new engagement with the Jefferson East Business Association. SWOT City works to strengthen Detroit’s small business districts by offering acceleration services through partnerships with local community or economic development organizations.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has partnered with Local First, a West Michigan economic and community development organization, in a two-year pilot program intended to build a stronger local and regional economy.
The Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s Fall Tech Tour gets me the heck outta town to see the latest and greatest research at Michigan’s fabulous universities — research that has the potential to create new businesses and new jobs in Michigan.