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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’.
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.
Northern Michigan’s Community Helps Businesses Change and Evolve through the Highs and Lows of the Pandemic
In 2020, Northern Michigan saw a record-setting influx of visitors in search of respite from the pandemic. Many Michiganders stayed closer to home, trading trips on planes for in-state destinations like state parks and lakeside towns. Even as the seasons shifted to colder months, an increase in outdoor activities still brought many up north.
Spotlight: Small Business Support Across the Upper Peninsula
Small businesses all across Michigan serve as the lifeblood of their communities. As economic recovery efforts across Michigan gather momentum, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is continuing to find innovative opportunities to collaborate with local partners to bring critical support and growth opportunities to small businesses.
Spotlight: Small Business Support in Shiawassee County
The Pure Michigan Business Connect and Community Development teams at MEDC, along with local business support services, joined forces to help small batch food manufacturers through their recovery and growth following the struggles of COVID-19.