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Automation Alley Members Can Get Half-Day Ticket To Attend IoT Tech Connect: Catch Lunch Keynote By Lt. Gov. Gilchrist

DETROIT - If you want to get the latest updates on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities and Mobility, you’re going to want to attend IoT Tech Connect on April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. And if you’re an Automation Alley member attending the Technology Report news conference right across the street at the

By |2019-04-17T18:09:05-04:00April 10th, 2019|Featured, News|

GVSU Economist: Slow Growth Continues, Optimism Retreats, Back To 2009

GRAND RAPIDS -  West Michigan's recovery from the Great Recession began 10 years ago this month and it continues at the same slow pace since 2009,  says a Grand Valley State University economist. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business,  surveyed local business leaders and

By |2019-04-04T18:18:09-04:00April 4th, 2019|News|

U-M Surveys Of Consumers: Record Income Gains Reported In March

ANN ARBOR—The March gain in the Consumer Sentiment Index was entirely due to households with incomes in the bottom two-thirds of the income distribution, whereas the February gain was concentrated among upper income households, according to the latest University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Richard Curtin Reports of income gains were at record levels, the

By |2019-03-31T18:14:22-04:00March 31st, 2019|News|

Michigan’s Tech Employment Up 12,000 jobs In 2018

LANSING—Technology-related employment in Michigan grew by more than 12,000 new jobs in 2018 and the tech sector increased its contribution to the state’s economy, according to Cyberstates 2019,  a guide to national, state and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics published annually by CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. Net tech employment grew by an estimated 12,354

By |2019-03-28T17:49:03-04:00March 28th, 2019|News|

Lake Superior State University Offers BS Degree In Cannabis Business

SAULT STE. MARIE – Lake Superior State University is offering what its President Rodney Hanley says is the first university in the nation to launch a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Cannabis Business. Hanley, in an interview with MITechNews.Com Editor Mike Brennan, said the new degree program that will start this fall will “appeal to

By |2019-03-20T20:42:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|News|

Worldwide Service Revenue Increased 30.1 Percent In 2018

STAMFORD, Conn. - The worldwide server market continued to grow through 2018 as worldwide server revenue increased 17.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, while shipments grew 8.5 percent year over year, according to Gartner, Inc. In all of 2018, worldwide server shipments grew 13.1 percent and server revenue increased 30.1 percent compared with

By |2019-03-19T18:36:49-04:00March 19th, 2019|News|

Michigan Could Enter Satellite Launch Business By 2022

DETROIT - Michigan was a major force in the early Space Age, when Chrysler made rockets that carried astronauts and General Motors built the electric buggies they used to explore the moon. Now, a few visionaries are planning the state's return to space with an ambitious proposal to build a private launch site for commercial satellites in Northern Michigan. The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association has

By |2019-03-19T18:18:12-04:00March 17th, 2019|News|

Comcast Hooks You With Internet And Cable TV. Video Games Could Be Next

SAN FRANCISCO - Not too long from now, when you're ready to play your next big game, it may be on something other than Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation or Nintendo's Switch. You might play it by connecting to a device or service coming from Apple, Google, Amazon or even Comcast. That's right, Comcast. The cable and internet giant reportedly has

By |2019-03-19T18:18:12-04:00March 17th, 2019|News|

GVSU Economist: Slow Growth Resumes, Optimism Improves

GRAND RAPIDS - While 2019 got off to a slow start in January, February's report for the West Michigan economy shows a return to a pattern of slow growth that has been reported for nearly 10 years, a report released Friday contends. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College

By |2019-03-08T19:42:41-04:00March 8th, 2019|News|

Red Level Group CEO King Explains Acquisition Of C/D/H

ROYAL OAK - Red Level Group co-founder and CEO David King explains why his Microsoft Managed Service Provider purchased Grand Rapids-based C/D/H and what the combined companies will offer businesses. He also invites everyone to attend open houses in Novi on March 13 and Grand Rapids on March 14. More at redlevelgroup.com/ David King To listen,

By |2019-03-07T17:09:38-04:00March 7th, 2019|M2 TechCast, News, Podcasts|