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Michigan’s Water Could Mean Big Growth

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/26/2012


Emerging Sectors Program Ends 2011 Nearing $2 Billion In Total Investment

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy's headquarters in Flint

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Named Top Economic Development Project

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2011


West Michigan Fights Brain Drain

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2011


Ann Arbor Spark’s 2010: 13 Companies, 1,400 Jobs, $151M Investment

Ann Arbor Spark Thursday released results of its economic development efforts in 2010.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2011

Event Notices From May 12

The latest notices of meetings and events from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2011

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MSU Summit: Prosperity Ahead In New Economy

More than 200 community leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists gathered at Michigan State University Friday to share best practices on turning Michigan’s great places into more prosperity for a long-struggling state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2011

HR Notices From February 11-13

The latest staff announcements from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions



Engineers Invited To Come Home To Michigan In Feb. 24 Event

What a difference a year or two makes — the Job Hub 2011 recruitment event, sponsored by economic development departments from cities across Oakland and Macomb counties, actually has more jobs than applicants, especially in engineering.



Southfield Promoting Health Care Corridor on a Statewide, Regional Level

The City of Southfield Downtown Development Authority, commonly known as the Cornerstone Development Authority, is pursuing its Healthcare Corridor economic development strategy and is actively recruiting new development for the area.