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    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation promotes Michigan as a premier location for business start-up, expansion, and relocation through Michigan business events, including sponsorships, trade shows, speaking engagements, and hosting of conferences and symposia.

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    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership serving as the state's marketing arm and lead agency for business, talent and jobs, tourism, film and digital incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. MEDC offers a number of services and programs for business attraction and acceleration, economic gardening, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, talent enhancement and urban and community development.

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    • 2015-03-05

      Location: Grand Rapids, MI

      Understanding how to classify products under the Harmonized Schedule (HS) is essential to keep your global supply chain moving. Classification provides the basis for determining the landed cost of goods, establishing margins, clearing shipments through Customs and other government agencies, and qualifying for special trade programs. Join us to discover how the “HS” is structured, how the rules work, and receive hands-on experience applying this knowledge to properly classify goods.

    • 2015-03-05

      Location: Grand Rapids, MI

      The Automotive Suppliers Symposium Since its inception in 1998, there have been 15 successful symposium events. Past keynote speakers have included top executives from Ford, Hyundai-KIA, GM, Volkswagen and Chrysler, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. This Grand Rapids event brings together decision makers from all tiers of the automotive supply chain, providing them with the most up-to-date industry forecasts, issues and trends, as well as opportunities to network and learn from others.

    • 3/12/2015 - 3/14/2015

      Thursday, March 12 REINVENTING DETROIT CONFERENCE 8am: Registration 9am: Round One Breakout Sessions 9:45am: Break 10am: Round Two Breakout Sessions 10:45am: Break 11am: Round Three Breakout Sessions 11:45am: Lunch (on your own) 1pm: Keynote John Barfield 2:30pm: Break/John Barfield Book Signing 2:45pm: Presentations – Mark Denson, Edward Foxworth, Pashon Murray, Rev. Faith Fowler 4pm: Break 4:15 Keynote Josh Linkner 5pm: Josh Linkner Book Signing Friday, March 13 EVERYTHING DETROIT EXPOSITION 10am-7pm Saturday, March 14 EVERYTHING DETROIT EXPOSITION 10am-7pm

      Location: Detroit, MI

      Thumbs Up Detroit is a premiere event March 12-14 to showcase the extraordinary people, places, businesses & ideas that make up Detroit.

    • 2015-03-24

      Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI

      The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is pleased to offer a Compost Operations Workshop on December 4, 2014 in Detroit and March 24, 2015 in Mount Pleasant. The workshop is designed to provide businesses and local officials involved with compost operations the informational tools and training needed to operate a larger scale operation in Michigan. The workshop will provide information about composting basics and address complex issues such as facility siting, operations, trouble shooting, and marketing. A key focus of the training will be on state regulations that affect compost operations, including important water regulations that composting operations must comply with. The full-day training includes lunch, materials, and valuable networking time. All attendees will receive a copy of the Michigan Compost Operator Training Guidebook.

    • 3/24/2015 - 3/25/2015

      This is a no-cost two day training series aimed at building capacity of local governments in communities eager to work toward and adopt the RRC best practices.

      Location: Escanaba, MI

      This is a no-cost two day training series aimed at building capacity of local governments in communities eager to work toward and adopt the RRC best practices.

    • 2015-03-25

      Location: Lansing, MI

      Attend this workshop to learn more about how to complete the air Permit to Install Application.

    • 2015-03-26

      Summit attendees will be provided with multiple opportunities to gain valuable insights throughout the day: breakout sessions, interactive demos, keynotes, access to solution experts, and networking opportunities.

      Location: Troy, MI

      The 3rd Annual Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit will take place on Thursday, March 26 at the Somerset Inn Hotel in Troy, Michigan.

    • 2015-03-26

      8-8:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast and networking 8:30-10:50 a.m. Program 10:50-11:15 a.m. Panel discussion 11:15- 11:30 a.m. Q&A

      Location: Troy, MI

      Today, nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives depends on a secure and stable cyberspace. Yet, cyberattacks — and even cyberwarfare — have been dominating recent headlines. The annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime last year alone exceeded $400 billion, more than the national income of most countries. How do we protect ourselves from these growing security threats? Who are the attackers? And what are their motivations and capabilities?

    • 2015-03-28

      This is a financial seminar geared towards individuals who are eager to repair, maintain, create good credit.

      Location: Lansing, MI

      This is a financial seminar geared towards individuals who are eager to repair, maintain, create good credit. There will be financial counselors available for questions and food and gifts will be provided.

    • 2015-04-17

      Location: Grand Rapids, MI

      In 2014, broad tax reforms swept through one of our closest and largest trading partners, Mexico. As government strives to modernize its policies and laws, a true tax reform has taken hold. These reforms include important changes to Mexican Customs procedures which have a big impact on the maquiladora industry as well. Join us as we discuss these reforms and the implications they may have on your business if not addressed properly.