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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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    • 2015-04-02

      Workshop Overview This seminar will cover how to locate and sell online to customers, including customization of your website for different markets, setting up payments, and electronic resources that are available to assist. (Participants are encourage to bring their laptops to the workshop; Wi-Fi available) Who Should Attend? • Business owners who are interested in increasing their customer base and sales • Business owners from various industries including manufacturing, wholesale and the service industries • Business owners who have reactionary international sales but are now ready to take a more proactive approach to international trade

      Location: Dearborn, MI

      Workshop Overview This seminar will cover how to locate and sell online to customers, including customization of your website for different markets, setting up payments, and electronic resources that are available to assist. (Participants are encourage to bring their laptops to the workshop; Wi-Fi available)

    • 2015-04-02

      You are cordially invited to The Premises Systems, Inc. luncheon from 11:00AM - 1:00PM on April 2, 2015. This luncheon will be held in Troy, MI at Automation Alley.

      Location: Troy, MI

      Premises Systems, Inc. is a ShoreTel distributor and we will be discussing unified communications. Ruckus Wireless and LifeSize will be discussing wireless communications and video conferencing.

    • 2015-04-07

      12:30 p.m. Registration 1:00 p.m. Introduction from MEDAYP Sponsor Commercial Bank 1:05 p.m. What is Brownfield Redevelopment and How Do I Make it Work for My Community? 1:55 p.m. Networking Break Take the opportunity to get to know your fellow young professional colleagues. 2:10 p.m. Introduction from MEDAYP Sponsor Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association 2:15 p.m. The Importance of Placemaking for Michigan’s Communities 3:05 p.m. Networking Break 3:20 p.m. Promoting Entrepreneurship to Grow Your Local Economy 4:10 p.m. – approx. 5:00 p.m. The City of Lansing has transformed into a creative and rich place to live, work or just to gather. Be inspired by improvements to Capitol Avenue. Visit the new City Market and its surrounding developments. Join us in experiencing placemaking at its best!

      Location: Lansing, MI

      Join us for this special half-day event where topics were chosen by young professionals in economic development for their peers. Sessions will let you to better understand three core areas of economic development down to the terminology used by the well-versed.

    • 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.

    • 4/29/2015 - 4/30/2015

      Conference

      Location: Novi, MI

      2015 CR Summit: “Sustainable Best Practices throughout the Value Chain” This event will benefit manufacturing professions representing OEMs and suppliers of all sizes working in areas of operations, EHS, Quality, Purchasing, Legal, Finance and Audit.

    • 4/29/2015 - 4/30/2015

      Conference

      Location: Novi, MI

      2015 CR Summit: “Sustainable Best Practices throughout the Value Chain” This event will benefit manufacturing professions representing OEMs and suppliers of all sizes working in areas of operations, EHS, Quality, Purchasing, Legal, Finance and Audit.

    • 5/2/2015 - 5/9/2015

      Is your company looking to expand its business to promising new markets abroad? Join Automation Alley for a trade mission to Colombia and Chile, and discover two of Latin America's fastest growing economies. Meet directly with buyers of your products and attend receptions with government officials and business leaders who will share their firsthand insights about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in both countries. Key Industries: Automotive Parts and Accessories | Defense | Food and Beverage Processing and Packaging | Healthcare and Medical | IT and Communications | Transportation and Infrastructure | Water Resources Equipment

      Location: TBD, MI

      Is your company looking to expand its business to promising new markets abroad? Join Automation Alley for a trade mission to Colombia and Chile, and discover two of Latin America's fastest growing economies. Meet directly with buyers of your products and attend receptions with government officials and business leaders who will share their firsthand insights about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in both countries. Key Industries: Automotive Parts and Accessories | Defense | Food and Beverage Processing and Packaging | Healthcare and Medical | IT and Communications | Transportation and Infrastructure | Water Resources Equipment

    • 2015-05-07

      Workshops for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets

      Location: Detroit, MI

      The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance and support for private equity investment funds. Since 1971, OPIC has helped U.S. businesses of all sizes expand into more than 160 countries. OPIC has supported nearly $200 billion of investments. OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no cost to American taxpayers. Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used OPIC finance and insurance products to gain access to emerging markets overseas. Discover how you can take advantage of all the resources OPIC has to offer to expand internationally while supporting growth at home.

    • 5/11/2015 - 5/15/2015

      International Trade Mission to Brazil

      Location: Sao Paulo, MI

      Join MEDC’s trade mission to São Paulo to accelerate your export sales in Brazil or enter the market for the first time. Our Michigan/Brazil Center conducts market research in advance, sets up customized B2B meetings on your behalf (with your input), and provides turnkey business services to save you time and maximize your potential to increase sales. Registration deadline is March 15, 2015.

    • 5/13/2015 - 5/14/2015

      Annual conference hosted by MEDC Tribal Business Development unit to present and discuss economic development topics that benefit Indian Country. The MEDC has reserved block of a limited number of rooms at Soaring Eagle. To make a room reservation, please call 888.732.4537 or visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com and use the group promotional code: TEF51315.

      Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI

      This is the 5th Annual MEDC conference focusing on economic development topics and strategies designed to benefit Michigan Tribes.