News in 2021
Michigan Medical Innovation Makes Nursing Safer
We tend to think of "innovation" as something that happens in a flash of creative insight. And many innovations undoubtedly begin with a "eureka!" moment. But as Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) shows through its ongoing partnership with the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) engineering department, turning those magical moments into products with commercial potential takes rigorous thought, experimentation, and problem-solving. Which is exactly the process Michigan's innovation ecosystem exists to support.
Empowering Michigan Businesses to Expand Internationally through MI-STEP
With international trade offices covering more than 90 markets, Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s International Trade team is committed to creating opportunities for businesses across Michigan to export their products around the world—from right here in Michigan.
Creating Beauty Out of the Rubble
Dreamtroit project takes the former Lincoln factory and reimagines it into a unique, eclectic space that inspires artistic creativity while encouraging recycling and sustainability thanks to the vision of one emerging downtown Detroit community.
A Conversation on Supporting Local and Traveling Safely
Michele Wildman, Senior Vice President of Community Development at MEDC joins Travel Michigan Vice President Dave Lorenz and Tom Daldin of the Public Television show Under The Radar Michigan for a conversation about safely experiencing the beauty, arts and culture of Pure Michigan this spring and summer, with suggestions for discovering and supporting local businesses along the way.
Michigan Offers Resources and Opportunities for Businesses to Go Global
Expanding business into international markets can be challenging, but MEDC is here to help. The MEDC International Trade team can assist a company looking to expand into foreign markets or export its products around the world—all while continuing to grow and prosper in Michigan.
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.