General Motors announcing they sent out a press release saying that more than 1200 jobs will be added to its Lansing manufacturing operations. The announcement will create 900 new jobs at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant to meet production demand and 370 new jobs at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant. The personnel increase it to meet customer
Northern Michigan University’s business incubator will receive another $400,000 in state funding to support students and regional entrepreneurs as they develop and launch their ideas. Since its inception in 2014, Invent@NMU has provided services to 25 tech companies and helped establish seven new ones through professionally mentored student teams.
The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has awarded $2 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The matching grant will match $1 for every $2 raised by the organization as part of its $15 million fundraising goal over the next three years. More than $5 million already has been raised.
The Little Traverse Conservancy announced that more than $216,000 has been raised to build a new mountain bike trail about 10 minutes southeast of Petoskey. A more than 6-mile multi-use trail system optimized for mountain biking is planned for the Tanton Family Working Forest Reserve. The area will include a beginner, intermediate, and advanced trail.
Sarah and Alexander “Sandy” Cutler have gifted $8 million to Albion College to establish the Cutler Center for Student Success and Academic Achievement. Sarah Cutler graduated from Albion in 1975. The Cutler Center, which is scheduled to open in the 2020-21 academic year, will work with new students who may not be fully prepared for the experience.
Roger Penske was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation's highest civilian honor. After a short but successful racing career, Penske built a car dealership into the Penske Corp. He began Roger Penske Racing in 1966, and cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have scored hundreds of racing victories over the years, including