MoneyRates.com released its newest research to help college students find the best place to study and acquire the job skills needed to compete in today's job market. The Best States for College Students study ranks four-year colleges in all 50 states based on average cost, retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, graduation rate and breadth of choice. Michigan placed
Appropriately enough, Michigan is the only state to have two peninsulas included in the Readers Digest list of gorgeous U.S. peninsulas. Leelanau was singled out for its stunning lakeshore, three lighthouses, and old fishing shanties. Keweenaw got the nod for Copper Country, its National Historic Park, lighthouses, and waterfalls, among other attractions.
Michigan has one of the top riverwalks in the entire country, according to USA TODAY. The national publication has announced the Detroit Riverwalk is among the top American riverwalks nominated for Best Riverwalk by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.
National Geographic placed the remote Lake Superior island on its recently released “Best of the World" list for 2021. The list includes 25 spots around the globe considered to be “amazing places to inspire future journeys and remind us why we love to travel.” In naming Isle Royale to the list, National Geographic describes the island as
Boyne City Main Street is a winner of the 2020 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) presented by National Main Street Center Inc. The GAMSA award recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization. Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and leaders in the fields of economic development and historic preservation, the
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is, yet again, the best beer in America. Bell’s Brewery brought home top honors for the fourth year in a row in the 2020 Best Beers in American survey, conducted by Zymurgy magazine, a publication of the American Homebrewers Association
Two Detroit startups are among the nationwide recipients of $50,000 cash grants for minority-owned businesses from internet search giant Google LLC. The grants are part of the $5 million Google for Startups Black Founders Fund. They went to Alerje LLC, a medical technology and digital health company, and Raxplay LLC, a virtual reality music venue.
SMU DataArts, a national center for arts research at Southern Methodist University, released its sixth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand and government support for the arts in each city. Traverse City took the #10 spot on the list for communities of its size in
Undoubtedly spurred on by the pandemic, Sleeping Bear Dunes welcomed a record number of visitors in July. According to the National Park Service, 592,404 visitors came to visit.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $7 million contract to J.F Ryba Marine Construction Co. of Cheboygan to replace old WWII-era tainter valves at the Soo Locks. Tainter valves are used to control the flow of water used for raising and lowering the water level in the lock during a lockage.
The latest USA Today Readers’ Choice poll has declared the Inn at Black Star Farms to be America’s “Best Wine Country Hotel.” The boutique lodging destination is situated beside Black Star Farms’ Suttons Bay vineyard in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula wine region. It took the top honor after readers voted on their favorites from a
Four Michigan breweries took home medals at the 2020 New York International Beer Competition (NYIBC). In total, Michigan breweries took home one gold medal, two silver medals, four bronze medals and four individual awards for achievement in specific beer styles. Honorees included HomeGrown Brewing Company in Oxford, North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City, Third Monk Brewing
Michigan has captured eight top 10 spots on Business Facilities’ 16th annual Rankings Report for 2020, including once again taking the #1 ranking for in the Automotive Manufacturing Strength category. The other top 10s include: Manufacturing Employment (#4), FDI-Investments (#5), Manufacturing Output percentage of GNP (#3), Gross Domestic Product (#10), Cybersecurity (#9), Opportunity Zones (#8) and Tech Jobs
Ann Arbor has once again been named the most educated city in the United States, according to personal finance website WalletHub. To determine where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas across 11 metrics. The data ranged from share of adults aged 25 and older with a
Travel & Leisure magazine chose three Mackinac Island hotel properties in among its rankings of The Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Midwest. Not surprisingly the Grand Hotel ranks highest, coming in at the #2 spot, behind only the Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest, Illinois. Hotel Iroquois claimed the #3 spot, with Mission Point rounding out
Michigan has been awarded a Silver Shovel Award for excellence in economic development and job creating projects by Area Development’s 15th Annual Gold & Silver Shovel Awards, announced today. Each year, the Shovel Awards recognize states that attract high-value investment projects that create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. Michigan received recognition in the
Michigan has jumped 19 places as a top state to do business in Chief Executive magazine’s 16th annual Best & Worst States for Business survey, released this week. Coming in this year at No. 13 on the list, Michigan now claims the biggest single-year move in the ranking’s history. The Chief Executive rankings reflect CEO perceptions of
Travel + Leisure magazine has recognized Detroit's Shinola Hotel on its 15th annual “It List”, which is a selection of the top new and renovated hotels in the entire world. The magazine’s March issue, on newsstands on Feb. 21, puts the Shinola Hotel on its list of North American properties alongside 23 other hotels.
The personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst College Towns & Cities in America and Ann Arbor holds the top spot for small college towns. WalletHub compared more than 400 U.S. cities based on 31 key indicators of academic, social and economic growth potential.
Bloomberg named Ann Arbor America’s No. 3 tech hub, following only San Jose, CA, and Boulder, CO. Bloomberg scored cities on a 100-point scale, evaluating how many people have STEM jobs, science and engineering degrees, and advanced degrees. Ann Arbor received a 98.97 score, with 18.3% of the population holding an advanced degree, 15.5% holding a science
Kristin Fair Combs was given the he 2019 Connector Award, from The Policy Circle, a national nonpartisan nonprofit 501(c)3 organization committed to advancing women’s leadership. The recognition is for her work to further civil conversation, civic engagement and community involvement. Kristin has helped eleven women to start their own Policy circles in Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Detour Media, producers of the popular Detour Detroit newsletter, is one of 108 news entities from around the world selected to receive support from Google as part of its GNI Innovation Challenge. The funding is designed to enable these news entities to develop sustainable business models by diversifying revenue streams and/or increasing audience engagement.
Michigan has once again received the top award in the nation from the U.S. Small Business Administration State Trade Expansion Program for fiscal year 2020. In its ninth year of receiving STEP funds, Michigan received the maximum amount of $900,000, representing a $100,000 increase from the previous year.
Open Table, a world-wide online reservation system, has revealed its list of the top 50 Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in American and two Frankenmuth, Michigan eateries made the list. Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Zehnder's both made the list, which is generated from diner reviews initially. Then all qualifying restaurants are scored based on tags like “kid-friendly” or “children-friendly”