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Michigan 13th Best State For Business, Up 19 Spots In A Year

LANSING - Chief Executive magazine has ranked Michigan the 13th best state in the country for business – up 19 spots from last year in the biggest single-year move in the ranking’s history. According to Chief Executive, CEOs who weighed in on the survey cited a number of factors that helped drive Michigan’s jump, including

By |2020-06-13T14:19:23-04:00June 13th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Takes Steps To Stem Identity Theft

LANSING - The Unemployment Insurance Agency today provided Michigan consumers with resources to help protect against unemployment identity theft and steps to take if they are victim. The agency recently warned residents of attempts by criminals to file imposter claims as part of an international criminal ring reported by the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) to

By |2020-06-06T15:22:02-04:00June 6th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Utilities Extend Shutoff Protections Through Mid June To Help Struggling Customers

LANSING - Michigan’s regulated utilities have agreed to extend through mid-June the shutoff protections, flexible payment plans and other options they’ve offered to help customers struggling to pay utility bills because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Utilities including the state’s two largest, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy, have extended protections for vulnerable customers through

By |2020-06-06T16:56:32-04:00June 6th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Receives $35.1 Million To Help Struggling Households Pay Energy Costs 

LANSING - The State of Michigan has been awarded more than $35 million in additional federal funding to help vulnerable households struggling to afford utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, as radio broadcasters across the state air public service announcements alerting Michiganders to the assistance available to those in need.   The U.S. Department of Health

Michigan Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Fifth Consecutive Week

DETROIT - For the week ending May 9, the State of Michigan experienced another dip in initial unemployment insurance claims when compared to the prior week, the fifth consecutive week of claim decreases, indicating that the greatest number of new job losses and unemployment claims to the shutdown occurred in late March and early April.

By |2020-05-15T14:05:51-04:00May 15th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

2,700 Michigan Small Businesses Get State Relief Grants

LANSING—More than 2,700 small businesses around Michigan have been awarded a total of $10 million in grants by local economic development organizations through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The grants under the Michigan Small Business Relief Program are intended to support businesses facing drastic reductions in cash flow

By |2020-05-08T11:55:19-04:00May 8th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Politics, Politics/Government|

Tech Companies Pivot to Support Michigan’s Arsenal of Innovation

LANSING - As home to the highest concentration of engineering talent in the nation and high-caliber startups driving the future of mobility, Michigan has the skilled workforce and high-tech expertise needed to support the growing Arsenal of Innovation. In recent years, Michigan has fostered a reputation as a growing tech hub where IT, mobility and

By |2020-05-08T11:36:03-04:00May 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

HUD Allocates $11 Million To Michigan To Provide Relief To Those In Public Housing

LANSING – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. The funding, made available by the CARES Act, will be awarded to Public Housing Authorities across the nation, including $11 million to Michigan. “Public Housing Authorities have a vital role

By |2020-05-05T16:06:48-04:00May 5th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Pork, Beef Producers Adjusting for COVID-19 To Guarantee Meat Supply

LANSING - Michigan’s animal agriculture leaders are working quickly to help ensure grocery stores are able continue to offer ample supplies of pork and beef. “Michigan’s animal agriculture industries, like every business and every industry around the country, are making adjustments to their businesses to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gary McDowell, director of

By |2020-05-03T19:53:40-04:00May 3rd, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer Extends COVID-19 Lock Down To May 15, Provides Relief To Food Service Industry

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the COVID-19 lock down on Thursday until May 15, but also provided temporary relief by suspending certain licensing requirements and regulations for food service industries. Under the order, customers are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when entering a food establishment. Grocery stores

By |2020-04-26T18:15:29-04:00April 26th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|