Michigan Awarded Top State For New Manufacturing Jobs And Investment

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced Michigan has been awarded an Area Development 2021 Manufacturing Gold Shovel award, affirming the momentum and strength of job creation around new and expanded manufacturing facilities in the state. “This Manufacturing Golden Shovel Award is a recognition of our ongoing economic jumpstart,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “As we

By |2021-06-17T19:00:07-04:00June 17th, 2021|Government/Politics, IoT|

Gov. Whitmer Announces State Will Open To Full Capacity June 22

LANSING - Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask. “Today

By |2021-06-18T08:01:41-04:00June 17th, 2021|Government/Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

State Sells $2.1 Billion In Bonds For Environmental Protection, Building Authority

LANSING – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced that the state of Michigan successfully sold more than $950 million in both Environmental Program and State Building Authority bonds. The sales came with strong investor interest as more than $2.17 billion in orders occurred for both bond sales. The state of Michigan’s strong general obligation credit ratings –

By |2020-10-02T17:27:07-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Talks About STEAM Training For Educators

ANN ARBOR - The week of July 20 Michigan MiSTEM Network and Grand Valley State University provided virtual Computer Science professional training for K-12 Michigan educators. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Jr., himself a technology professional, co-hosted the event and spoke during the educational series. In this video interview, he talks about the importance of training

By |2020-08-08T19:41:45-04:00August 5th, 2020|Featured, Government/Politics, mitechtv, Politics/Government|

More Than Over 2 Million Michigan Workers Provided $11 Billion in Unemployment Benefits

LANSING - Since March 15, approximately 2.1 million eligible claimants have applied for state and federal benefits, with $11.4 billion in benefits paid to more 2 million workers, the Michigan Unemployment Office Reported. The agency also announced that it has now cleared a majority of all accounts that were flagged for further identity verification due

By |2020-06-21T18:12:01-04:00June 21st, 2020|Government/Politics|

Data Centers Opposing Switch Tax Bill

LANSING - A bill sitting in the House Commerce and Tourism Committee that would exempt data center Switch from additional property taxes is facing opposition from the other data centers in Michigan. The Michigan Data Center Alliance, a coalition of nine Michigan-based companies operating 38 data centers and employing 1,000 residents, said this week it

By |2019-10-13T17:36:32-04:00October 13th, 2019|Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer to keynote Michigan Energy Innovators Gala

LANSING—The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) announced that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be the keynote speaker at its Seventh Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. EIBC officials said Whitmer has already demonstrated a commitment to an advanced energy economy in her first nine months in

By |2019-09-14T15:53:39-04:00September 14th, 2019|Clean Update, Government/Politics, Politics/Government|

$87 Million Spent On State Government Advertising In 2018

LANSING - Besides dodging potholes and orange barrels, Michigan drivers this summer may also find themselves encountering several raccoons staring down at them from billboards beside the road. But these raccoons aren't hawking any particular wares for purchase. They want you to recycle properly. They serve as mascots of a $2 million state ad campaign

By |2019-08-02T16:13:40-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Featured, Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gongwer Elections App Updated With New Analysis

LANSING - Gongwer News Service has updated its 2018 Michigan Elections app, available for iOS and Android devices, with new analysis for most races for state and federal offices where there is competition in the primary. The new analysis reflects the latest developments in those races as endorsements and reports of candidate activity continue to pour

By |2018-07-20T11:30:57-04:00July 20th, 2018|Government/Politics, New Products / Contracts, Politics|