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News in April 2021
Going Beyond Borders with BioPro
Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s International Trade program is designed to help businesses across the state grow and thrive—both right here in Michigan and around the globe. In 2020 alone, the International Trade team assisted 530 Michigan companies in increasing their export sales to more than 100 countries.
A Conversation on the Economic Opportunity of Industry 4.0 in Michigan
Chuck Werner, manager of Operational Excellence at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center joins Natalie Chmiko, MEDC’s VP of Pure Michigan Business Connect & International Trade for a live conversation on the economic opportunity of Industry 4.0.
Local Guide to Support Ingenuity of Michigan’s Restaurants and Food Purveyors
The basic purpose of restaurants and other purveyors is to provide food and drink. Beyond that, restaurants historically have fulfilled a human need for connection and shaped social relations, in addition to shaping the overall economy and makeup of communities across the state.
Northern Michigan’s Community Helps Businesses Change and Evolve through the Highs and Lows of the Pandemic
In 2020, Northern Michigan saw a record-setting influx of visitors in search of respite from the pandemic. Many Michiganders stayed closer to home, trading trips on planes for in-state destinations like state parks and lakeside towns. Even as the seasons shifted to colder months, an increase in outdoor activities still brought many up north.
A conversation on the importance of diversity and equality in Michigan’s supply chain
Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) Director Bobby Chasnis speaks with Duc Nguyen Abrahamson, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), about creating opportunities for diversity and equality in Michigan’s supply chain.