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News in 2023
Quality of Life, Business Opportunity
Equitable Economic Development
Michigan is a place of abundant opportunity. Under the leadership of CEO Quentin L. Messer Jr., the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is working to create equitable access to resources, attractive opportunities for young people and a solid foundation for businesses to call Michigan home.
Highlighting Economic Development Week with The Michigan Opportunity Podcast
Economic Development Week, recognized during the second week in May, promotes efforts to support economic well-being, vibrant communities and quality of life for all.
But effective, inclusive and long-lasting economic development isn’t one-size-fits-all. It takes partners at every level: community members, businesses, elected officials, the state government and the economic development organizations that connect them.
Chasing Waterfalls: Michigan Ice Fest draws climbers and legends from across the nation and around the world
The climber swings her axe into the frozen waterfall, steps up with both feet, swings higher, and steps up again. The distinctive, oddly gratifying sound of ice crunching and cracking as she swings her axe into the ice wall is the loudest noise she hears. Each time her axes are solid in the ice, she moves both feet up, kicking the sharp metal crampon spikes on the front of her boots to achieve solid placement. Finding good footholds is crucial. Her movement is followed closely by her instructor and cheered on by a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers. She continues in this fashion until she reaches the top, where she’s rewarded with panoramic views of Lake Superior.
Entrepreneurship, Quality of Life
Celebrating International Women’s Day with The Michigan Opportunity Podcast
Recognized annually on March 8 during Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day is a global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As we recognize those who have made progress for all women, International Women’s Day also serves as a reminder of how far we still have to go.
Mobility/EV, Business Partnership, Talent
EV and Mobility Careers in Michigan | Livestream
Michigan is home to the fifth-largest advanced manufacturing workforce in the country, with the highest volume of mechanical and industrial engineers in the U.S.. The state’s research and development capacity is second to none. In 2022 alone, Team Michigan attracted more than $14 billion for electric vehicle and battery investments.