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“Handshakes” is a collection of inspiring stories and shared lessons from Michigan businesses that are redefining the next economic frontier. After all, a business is more than an enterprise. It’s a combination of vision, partnerships and culmination of strategic decisions.
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.
A Conversation on MEDC’s partnership with the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan
Connecting businesses to available resources helps Michigan’s economy grow. Bobby Chasnis, director of Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), sits down with Beth Cryderyman Moss, president of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan (PTAC), to discuss their combined efforts to connect Michigan businesses with government contracts.