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Aug 28th 2017

Detroit Invests $10M in Skilled Trades Career Center Improvements

The Randolph Career Technical Education Center is undergoing renovations to serve Detroiters interested in skilled trades careers. The $10-million investment is going toward classroom renovations to prepare students for jobs in fields like carpentry, masonry, plumbing and pipefitting, entrepreneurship

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Aug 25th 2017

World's Largest Kayak Manufacturer to Locate Headquarters in Muskegon

The largest kayak manufacturer in the world is moving its headquarters downtown Muskegon with the promise of $9.2 million in investment and 153 new jobs. KL Outdoor/GSC is the manufacturer of Sun Dolphin and Future Beach kayaks and other recreational products.

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Aug 23rd 2017

$15M Convention Center Announced for Downtown Muskegon

A $15 million convention center will be built next to the Holiday Inn and LC Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon under a public/private agreement among the City of Muskegon, Muskegon County and the owner of the hotel.

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Aug 22nd 2017

Lear to Create 435-job, $29M Auto Manufacturing Plant in Flint

A 435-job, $29 million automotive seating assembly plant will be built on Flint's long-vacant Buick City complex. Lear Corporation, a Southfield-based auto supplier, plans to build a 150,000-square-foot building at the location of the former administration building at Buick City.

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Aug 19th 2017

$1M Gift to Create Michigan State Virtual-Learning Platform

A $1 million gift to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University will create a virtual-learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics.

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Aug 19th 2017

$1M Gift to Create Michigan State Virtual-Learning Platform

A $1 million gift to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University will create a virtual-learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics.

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Aug 18th 2017

Grand Hotel voted Best Historic Hotel by USA Today Readers

The Grand Hotel was one of 20 nominees selected by USA Today staff and a panel of industry experts. Final selection was determined by public vote by readers around the U.S. Travel + Leisure Magazine, and TripAdvisor have also honored recently honored the hotel.

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Aug 10th 2017

Dart Plans $40M Expansion in Lansing

Michigan-based Dart is planning on growing its footprint in the state, with a $40 million expansion that will add 365,000 square feet to its operations south of Lansing. The project includes a new technical and innovation center. The 250,000 square foot facility will have room for both offices and manufacturing of prototypes.

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Aug 04th 2017

Neogen to Invest $1.3 Million in Lansing Expansion

Neogen Corp. will invest $1.3 million into rehabbing a closed facility in Mid-Michigan. The manufacturer of food and animal safety testing products based in Lansing will use the location to house its Ideal Instruments Inc. subsidiary. The move comes after operations at Ideal Instruments’ current facility have reached capacity.

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Aug 01st 2017

Dow Chemical Opens Global Headquarters in Midland, Announces $100M Innovation Center

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. announced the opening of its Global Dow Center. The company also commenced construction on a $100 million Innovation Center that will provide space for more than 200 R&D workers, as well as beginning work on a 20,000-square-foot H.H. Dow Visitors and Heritage Center.

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Jul 15th 2017

Detroit Chef Wins Food Network 'Chopped' Competition

Crystal Smith, a Bayview Yacht Club pastry chef, was encouraged to apply and audition by her sous chef and former boss, leading her to a $10,000 victory.

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Jul 13th 2017

Michigan Plastics Molder Adding 40 jobs, Investing $5.8M at 2 Plants

Wright Plastic Products, a company that makes molded plastic parts for cars, plans to create 40 new jobs and invest $5.8 million in new equipment at its plants in Montcalm and St. Clair counties. Wright plans to hire 25 new employees at its plant in St. Clair after it expands the building and installs three new plastic injection molding machines.

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Jul 07th 2017

Bell's Brewery to Invest $7M in New Projects in Comstock, Kalamazoo

Craft beer pioneer Bell's Brewery Inc. plans to pump more than $7 million into capital improvement projects in Comstock Township and Kalamazoo between now and the end of 2018. The projects are related to quality, sustainability and beer production.

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Jun 25th 2017

Gluten Free Bar Earns Michigan's 1st 'Rising Star Award'

The Grand Rapids maker of The Gluten Free Bar is the first-ever recipient of the Michigan export "Rising Star Award" from the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development. The inaugural award was created to recognize a company new to exporting or just starting to increase exports into one or more countries.

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