Mark B. Leahey, president and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Inno-Vention: A Medical Main Street Conference, set for Oct. 4 in Rochester.
Ann Arbor Spark, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, recently launched the first in a four video series highlighting its work.
Ann Arbor Spark said Thursday it had finalized the agreement to assume management of business attraction efforts for the Economic Development Council of Livingston County.
With the creation of 85 jobs in the last year, the Central Michigan University Research Corp. is now in its 12th year of advancing economic development in the mid Michigan region and across the state.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Thursday identified five local communities who have agreed to participate in an economic development pilot program — the first of its kind in the state — designed to reduce delays and government red tape for business attraction and retention projects.
The prospect of using Michigan’s globally unique freshwater coast for responsible economic development drew a packed crowd to the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority’s new headquarters Thursday.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Thursday announced the Emerging Sectors business attraction and retention program brought nearly $223 million of new investment into Oakland County in 2011 while creating or retaining almost 4,500 jobs.
Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Inc. says its move from Swartz Creek to a former General Motors office and warehouse building in Flint was chosen one of the 15 economic development projects in the nation with the most community impact by Trade and Industry Development Magazine.
Through a new collaborative program called Connect Sixty-Four, businesses along the 64-mile stretch of I-94 between St. Joseph and Battle Creek have formed an alliance to hire so-called trailing spouses — husbands and wives following their spouses to a new community after the other gets a new job.
Ann Arbor Spark Thursday released results of its economic development efforts in 2010.
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