economic development

State Launches Talent And Economic Development DepartmentGov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order in December creating the department to house the state's economic growth and job training efforts.
Michigan Minority Business Owners Are Feeling Left OutSome black business owners say they've seen strong growth in Michigan, but are frustrated at not being included in major economic development projects.
Blue Water Conference Coming This FallA 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.
Ann Arbor Spark In 2012: 628 Jobs Created, 1135 Jobs Retained, $148M InvestedAt its annual meeting Friday, Ann Arbor Spark detailed 2012 successes and its strategic plan for the coming year.
Oxford Township, Village Are Now 'One Stop Ready'When it comes to attracting and promoting economic development, Oxford -- village and township -- is officially ready to work with businesses, developers and entrepreneurs.
Planners Look At 'Placemaking' In Effort To Revitalize Detroit A group of urban planners are in town looking for ways to improve Detroit and other cities like it.
Saginaw Metropolitan Area Recognized for 2012 Business Development ProjectsSite Selection Magazine said Saginaw County ranked No. 7 among municipalities its size in 2012 economic development expansions and attractions.
TechTown Expands SWOT City Program To East Jefferson Commercial CorridorTechTown 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.
MEDC In Deal With Local FirstThe 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.
Lawrence Tech Tour Shows Local Talent For Tech TransferThe 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.
Techonomy Detroit Coming Wednesday
HR Notices From August 21The latest staffing, boardroom and leadership news from Michigan's technology-focused companies, institutions and groups