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News in July 2021
A Conversation with Van Andel Global Trade Center on Empowering Michigan Businesses to Thrive Globally
The global ecosystem is constantly evolving, often propagating new hurdles for Michigan businesses looking to export their goods and services. Alyssa Tracey, director of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) International Trade program, and Sonja Johnson, executive director of the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University, came together to discuss resources to help businesses compete and thrive in today’s international markets. The duo also announced a unique opportunity to network at Van Andel’s 4th Annual Summer Summit.
A Conversation on the Future of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure
Trevor Pawl, Michigan’s Chief Mobility Officer, speaks with Dedrick Roper, Director of Public-Private Partnerships at ChargePoint — the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations in the U.S. — about the future of electric vehicles, highlighting the importance of advancing charging infrastructure.
Michigan’s West Coast: Where innovation meets inspiration
‘Go West’ has long been the mantra of those looking to seek a prosperous future. That traditionally has meant the West Coast of the United States, but the same can be said about the future of business along Michigan’s ‘West Coast’.
Model T to EV: Michigan’s Role in the Future of Automotive
The birthplace of the assembly line, Michigan is today driving the automotive industry into the future with educational programs, partnerships and the world’s best concentration of skilled workforce from R&D to design to production.