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Chris Rizik and Jeff Rinvelt of the Renaissance Venture Fund

Renaissance VC Fund Invests, Michigan Businesses Grow

The Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Michigan’s venture capital fund-of-funds, announced that its initial investment of $16.7 million has led to a total venture capital investment of nearly $300 million in 20 new Michigan companies and the creation of hundreds of high-wage jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2013

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Fiscal Cliff, YOLO, Boneless Wings Among ‘Banished Words’

The term “fiscal cliff,” tops the 2012 list of banished words/phrases out of Lake Superior State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2012

An aerial view of the Michigan Technological University campus in Houghton. (Michigan Tech photo.)

Houghton’s MTEC SmartZone Easily Tops Job Creation Goal For Year In Seven Months

MTEC Smart Zone announced that the Houghton area’s strategic economic plan had already created 32 jobs

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2012


After A Big 2011, Oakland Economy Will Keep Adding Jobs

Oakland County’s economy will continue to build on the red-hot job growth of last year — its second-best performance overall since 1994 and the second-best year for its private sector since 1989, say University of Michigan economists.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2012

Unemployment And The Economy On The Minds Of Voters Before Michigan Primary

On the eve of the Michigan Republican presidential primary, metro Detroiters are telling WWJ what the candidates should be talking about.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2012

talent connect

State Rolls Out New Web Site, Pure Michigan Talent Connect

As part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s rollout of new ideas for job creation, state officials Thursday introduced a new Web site, Pure Michigan Talent Connect, at

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2011


ESD Sets Job Creation Program

The Engineering Society of Detroit and its Institute will unveil a plan on Tuesday, Oct. 18 that will lay out what the ESD is calling bold initiatives to transform Michigan’s economy into a model for the entire nation, including a new initiative to eliminate waste in health care, and create an efficient delivery system for patients, doctors and providers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2011

CEO: Manufacturing Jobs Steadily Increasing Output, Employment

The jobs numbers came out and no one was happy: preliminarily, 18,000 new jobs were created in the country last month – the fewest new monthly jobs in more than a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2011

Michigan Employment Trends Are Improving

Economic analysts believe things are falling into place on the jobs front here in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2011


Report Backs EPA Pollution Rules As Job Creator

Air pollution rules being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for the electric power sector will provide economic benefits and jobs across much of the United States — including 60,000 jobs in Michigan — concentrated especially in the next five years, according to a new report from Ceres announced at the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference