Business Connect Offering Grants To Manufacturers Looking To Produce PPEs

LANSING –The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program has launched a new grant program providing a total of $1 million in grants to Michigan’s small manufacturers looking to retool and produce critical health and human service supplies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Michigan has the manufacturing strength, innovation and determination to

By |2020-04-01T14:58:55-04:00April 1st, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Pure Michigan Business Connect Updates Virtual Matchmaking Platform For COVID-19 Resonse

LANSING–The Michigan Economic Development Corp. Pure Michigan Business Connect program is expanding its free, online procurement platform by now including donations from suppliers capable of filling health and human service needs across a broad range of product and service categories. The platform will provide direct access to businesses within the state providing supplies including personal

By |2020-03-29T17:38:53-04:00March 29th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD, Politics, Politics/Government|

LEAP Opens Applications For Emergency Small Business Relief Grants

LANSING—The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) successfully secured $600,000 from the MEDC’s Small Business Relief Program to issue 60 $10,000 grants to small businesses across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant application for these funds is now open and can be accessed

By |2020-03-29T16:02:21-04:00March 29th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Politics, Politics/Government|

Small Business Gets $367 Billion In Loan Guarantees In Stimulus Package

WASHINGTON DC - The $2.2 Trillion federal stimulus package will provide small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) who promise not to fire employees during the crisis would have access to $367 billion worth of guaranteed loans from community banks through June 30 that would be forgiven if the business continues to pay workers

By |2020-03-28T18:43:21-04:00March 28th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Manufacturers Association Seeks $1.4 Trillion Loan Fund To Provide Liquidity During Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON DC – The National Association of Manufacturers is calling for additional aggressive actions from the federal government to help the industry respond to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies by creating a $1.4 trillion loan fund to provide liquidity to manufacturers and small business. Among the additional actions in the NAM’s updated and expanded

By |2020-03-22T17:59:55-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

MEDC Offers To Connect COVID-19 Health Care Providers

LANSING, Mich. –The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program is now offering a free, online procurement platform to assist suppliers of critical health and human services across a broad range of categories access critical supplies and products as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The platform will make virtual introductions between vetted

By |2020-03-22T16:28:54-04:00March 21st, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan’s Licensed Distilleries Permitted To Produce Ethanol-Based Hand Sanitizers

LANSING  - Michigan’s licensed distilleries are now permitted to produce ethanol-based hand sanitizers in order to help meet demand as the state of Michigan mitigates the spread of COVID-19.  “Even in times of crisis, Michiganders have shown their willingness to step up and help each other,” said Governor Whitmer. “I am profoundly grateful for the

By |2020-03-22T13:15:37-04:00March 21st, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Cannabis Companies Seek Michigan Governor To Classify Marijuana “Essential Item”

DETROIT - Marijuana companies are asking Michigan’s governor to classify marijuana an “essential item” and to allow doctors to certify medical marijuana patients over the phone during the COVID-19 outbreak. “Today we sent a letter to (Gov. Gretchen Whitmer) and her administration advocating that cannabis be deemed an essential item and that recommending physicians be

By |2020-03-22T13:15:38-04:00March 21st, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Congressional House Veterans Affairs Committee Passes Cannabis Legislation

WASHINGTON DC - The House Veterans Affairs Committee said Thursday that it passed two pieces of legislation concerning cannabis policy. The initial bill, HR 712, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019, would direct the Veterans Administration to start research on marijuana in regards to service-related issues. The second bill, HR 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act of

By |2020-03-16T08:38:56-04:00March 15th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Senate Passes Road Bonding Guardrails

LANSING - Michigan Senate Republicans passed SB 0716 and SCR 22, both objections to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's $3.5 billion bonding-for-roads plan. All the Senate Democrats voted against SB 0716, sponsored by Sen. Roger Victory (R-Hudsonville), which would give the Legislature veto power over the State Transportation Commission bonding more than $100 million in any fiscal

By |2020-03-16T08:39:48-04:00March 15th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|