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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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    • 11/6/2014 - 11/7/2014

      This course clearly articulates the eight stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally, this course will cover a wide variety of financing tools that are available at the local, regional, and state levels, including tax increment financing, bond financing, tax credits, tax abatements, land assembly, and brownfield redevelopment. Multiple in-class case studies will be used to help participants work through actual financial and regulatory problems.

      Location: Lansing, MI

      This course clearly articulates the eight stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally, this course will cover a wide variety of financing tools that are available at the local, regional, and state levels, including tax increment financing, bond financing, tax credits, tax abatements, land assembly, and brownfield redevelopment. Multiple in-class case studies will be used to help participants work through actual financial and regulatory problems.

    • 2014-11-12

      Small Business Conference

      Location: Novi, MI

      The 2014 Small Business Conference and Expo will take place on Wednesday November 12, 2014 from 8am - 4pm at Walsh College in Novi Michigan. The theme of this year’s event is “Celebrating Diversity with Michigan Entrepreneurs.” The event will feature breakfast, lunch, 24 breakout sessions, 40 exhibitors and numerous resources for business owners.

    • 2014-11-12

      Morning educational classes for food and agricultural entrepreneurs and growing businesses and afternoon trade show featuring over 160 Michigan-made products available for sampling and purchase

      Location: Lansing , MI

      The Seventh Annual Making It In Michigan Conference Provides Food and Agricultural Entrepreneurs Fresh Thinking to Grow Their Business One-Day Event Hosts Educational Sessions and Trade Show Featuring Over 160 Michigan-made Food and Agricultural Products

    • 11/12/2014 - 11/15/2014

      International trade show

      Location: Duesseldorf, Germany, MI

      Showcase your products to the global marketplace! Join MEDC’s Pure Michigan booth in the U.S. pavilion at MEDICA! MEDICA is the world’s largest international health care industry show: » Over 4,600 exhibitors from 66 countries » Over 132,000 visitors from 120 countries • Offers the latest in technologies, products and trends in the medical sector • Provides the opportunity to market your products and connect with potential customers, distributors, strategic partners

    • 2014-11-13

      Join us to hear directly from some of the nation's top minds on how we can help Michigan continue its turnaround, better understand our competitors and position ourselves and our businesses to take advantage of emerging global trends through innovation and collaboration. It will be a fast-paced day of important information and great networking opportunities.

      Location: Detroit, MI

      The Michigan CEO Summit is a do-not-miss event for business and community leaders. MI is coming back, but to continue the gains made, we need to aggressively up our game and prepare our businesses and state to thrive in a fiercely competitive global market.

    • 2014-11-13

      Location: Grand Rapids, MI

      Brownfield property redevelopment in Michigan revitilizes communities, protects the environment, and creates economic opportunities. Find out how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is working to drive this program forward. In cooperation with the Association of Redevelopment Incentives and the Association of Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities, the DEQ’s Remediation and Redevelopment Division is hosting two informational sessions to provide an update on the program improvement process that was initiated in early 2014. A stakeholder group of public and private entities was convened to consider potential program updates, create recommendations and review draft policies related to the DEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Program. This included potential changes to the DEQ Brownfield Redevelopment grants and loans and the implementation of Act 381 tax increment financing.

    • 2014-11-14

      Africa is home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world; has your business considered this amazing opportunity? Opportunities exist across industries--including all levels of agriculture, aerospace, energy, transportation/infrastructure, and education--among others. Join us for this candid assessment of opportunities and risks in the region. Speakers include U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center Director Kendra Kuo (Grand Rapids) and a panel of businesspersons experienced in the region, as well as MSU professors with extensive research and experience in Africa. This event is ideal for new and experienced exporters, as well as anyone interested in finding out more about the region.

      Location: Lansing, MI

      Africa is home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world; has your business considered this amazing opportunity?

    • 2014-11-14

      Location: Detroit, MI

      Are you looking to gain knowledge, or increase your expertise, in the area of International Traffic in Arms Regulations? Are you interested in learning about the changes taking place with the export control lists and regulations? If you are engaging in or considering entering into defense contracting and service support than this program is for you. After attending this full day program, participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of ITAR regulations and a thorough overview of the essential elements of defense export controls and their reforms.

    • 2014-11-17

      Location: Detroit, MI

      The North American International Cyber Summit 2014 is the third Michigan Cyber Summit hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

    • 2014-11-20

      Location: TBD, MI

      The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will host a workshop in northern Michigan to explain the process of characterizing business waste. The Waste Characterization Workshop expanded on the basic concepts and principles provided in the Introductory Webinars and at the 2014 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference.