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A Pure Michigan EV Road Trip: A Conversation with the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, Consumers Energy and Under the Radar
Brain Rich, Senior Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer at Consumers Energy and Kathryn Snorrason, Managing Director at the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), discuss issues around consumer adoption of electric vehicles in Michigan with Tom Daldin from the PBS TV show “Under the Radar.” Daldin had an opportunity to drive an electric vehicle on a Pure Michigan road trip and recaps his experience to the duo, who highlight the benefits of owning an EV and how Michigan is supporting an EV future.
Building an Economy that Works for All Michiganders
As Michigan works to emerge from the global pandemic following 16 months of emergency relief, response and recovery efforts, we now find ourselves in a position where we can reflect on what we have learned and how, together, we can rebuild our economy to be even stronger than before.
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.’
Michigan Communities and Companies Commit to a Sustainable Future
As the business world continues to evolve and grow, sustainability factors have become a larger part of the site selection decision process – and Michigan is leading the way in green practices.
(This article was most recently updated on July 11, 2022)
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.