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Dec 21st 2016

Michigan Plastics Firm Announces 54 New Jobs/$2.28M Investment

Custom Profile, Inc. announced it will be moving the production from a Wisconsin company it recently acquired to its operations at 2535 Waldorf Court NW. The company is expected to add 54 new jobs and invest $2.28 million to support the relocation over the next three years.

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Dec 21st 2016

Detroit's Katoi Named to Thrillist's Top 12 New Restaurants in America

Katoi, a Thai-inspired restaurant in Detroit's Corktown, is among Thrillist's 2016 Top 12 Best New Restaurants in America. Katoi was also recognized by Eater Detroit for the 2016 Restaurant of the Year Award in mid-November.

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Dec 21st 2016

Danish Textile Firm Creating 54 New Jobs in West Michigan

Gabriel, a Denmark-based supplier to the furniture industry, will open its first North American manufacturing operation in a former furniture factory on the city's West Side. The company will create 56 jobs and invest $1.5 million into the facility.

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Dec 14th 2016

Men's Journal Ranks Beers from Bells & Founders Among Top 101

Men's Journal, a monthly lifestyle magazine focused on a variety of topics related to men, recently published a story identifying the 101 best beers in America featuring Founder's KBS and Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. Tapistry Brewing (Bridgman) and Stormcloud Brewing (Frankfort) are also mentioned.

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Dec 01st 2016

MSU To Get $122.5M for Cyclotron Lab

Michigan State University is getting up to $122.5 million in funding over five years for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The agreement with the National Science Foundation allows for continuing funding to support research in nuclear and accelerator science.

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Oct 13th 2016

Michigan Auto Supplier to Bring 110 jobs to Holland

Coastal Automotive, LLC, plans to hire 110 workers for a recently acquired $6.5 million manufacturing facility in Holland. The Rochester Hills headquartered- automotive safety manufacturer states that increasing demand for its products is driving the company's expansion.

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Sep 16th 2016

New Detroit Grocer to Focus on Michigan-Made

The owners of the market-café say they've gathered more than 100 Michigan growers, food producers and artisans as supply partners, with plans to operate under a bold business plan offering the suppliers a large portion of profits. The store is expected to open in Detroit's Corktown area September 30th.

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Sep 13th 2016

Michigan Tourism Volunteer Group Earns National Honors

The National Association of State Park Directors chose Michigan Cares for Tourism as annual award recipient for contributions and support of state parks and state park systems across the United States. Michigan Cares for Tourism, a 100 percent volunteer, 100 percent give-back partnership between Michigan tourism organizations Travel Michigan, Indian Trails, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR),

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Jun 01st 2016

Sanders VP Honored with Candy Industry's Most Prestigious Award

Sanders and Morley Candy Makers announced that its Vice President of Manufacturing, Mike Koch, Sr. was named the 2016 Kettle Award recipient at an awards reception held during this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo. With only four industry professionals receiving a nomination, the Kettle Award is widely considered the highest recognition an individual working within the U.S. confectionery industry can attain.

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May 25th 2016

Google to Open Self-driving Car Center in Novi

Google's Self-Driving Car Project plans to open a 53,000-square-foot development center in Novi, providing even more evidence of the sprint by Silicon Valley and the auto industry toward autonomous vehicles. Google has been working on self-driving cars for more than six years.

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May 24th 2016

Flex-N-Gate to Build New Plant in Detroit

Automotive parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate Corp. will invest $95 million and buy 30 acres of city land to build a new plant that will create up to 750 jobs in Detroit. Flex-N-Gate received a Ford Motor Co. contract to produce additional aftermarket parts, but it has no capacity in its existing facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio or Canada to fill the order.

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May 19th 2016

4 MI Cities Receive Grants to Boost Health in Low-income Areas

Four Michigan cities – Flint, Pontiac, Lansing and Grand Rapids – have received $60,000 grants each from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Reinvestment Fund to improve health in low-income neighborhoods.

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May 17th 2016

Detroit Summer Youth Jobs Program Gets $2M in Federal Funding

The U.S. Labor Department will give a $2 Million grant to Grow Detroit's Young Talent employment initiative. The money aims to boost the second-year program. The mayor's office says about 200 employers have committed so far to employ residents age 14-24. The grant will help meet the city's goal of offering 8,000 summer work opportunities.

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Jan 22nd 2016

GM Unveils Major Upgrades to RenCen

General Motors announced it will build a new addition to its Renaissance Center world headquarters including new glass-enclosed display space to exhibit GM brands and a giant video screen facing Jefferson Avenue.

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Jan 11th 2016

Bowers Harbor Riesling Captures Top Honor in Competition

Bowers Harbor Vineyards 2014 Riesling, Medium Dry won 'Best of Class' at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. As the world's largest competition of American wines, that competition had a record-breaking 7,100 entries from over 1,500 wineries, from over 25 states!

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Dec 02nd 2015

St Johns Technology Upgrade Bringing 100 Jobs

The City of St Johns has announced a partnership with Frontier Communications to bring fiber-optic technology services to the city's certified industrial park, a move that will add 100 jobs.

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