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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.
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.
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.
Putting Words into Action: MEDC’s Steadfast Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
This Black History Month, we at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation are reflecting on our efforts to ensure we continue to create a more equitable and resilient economy for all Michiganders across the state, while demonstrating our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity in all that we do.
Celebrating 20 Years of Building Stronger Communities through Michigan Main Street
Beginning in 2003 as a Main Street America Coordinating Program, Michigan Main Street has assisted communities across Michigan interested in revitalizing and preserving their historic traditional downtowns or commercial districts