Michigan Works! Southeast Receives $2.6+ Million to Help Area Businesses

Michigan Works! Southeast will receive more than $2.6+ million from the Michigan Talent Investment agency to train workers at 61 companies in the region, including ten companies in Livingston County.  The grant awards are part of the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, which is now in its fifth year.  The Fund provides competitive awards for …

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Suffering in silence: How Metro Detroit supports the health of its youngest immigrants and refugees

The experience of moving to a foreign country can be traumatic for children, especially those fleeing persecution or war. Metro Detroit organizations are giving immigrant and refugee children tools to heal from traumatic experiences for a better future. News from Concentrate

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Ann Arbor SPARK, EDCLC Celebrate Economic Successes at Annual Meeting

This year, our Annual Meeting for Livingston County was a great success. Along with our partners at the Economic Development Council of Livingston County(EDCLC), we had the opportunity to recognize companies that drove economic growth over the last year and shared our work in Livingston County with the community. In addition, we were fortunate to …

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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Mercy Health will join together to form one Michigan-wide health system

 CANTON and NORTON SHORES, Mich. – (Nov. 15, 2017) – The Trinity Health-owned health systems of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) in southeast Michigan and Mercy Health in west Michigan today announced they will combine their two systems into one statewide system to create a strong, people-centered care delivery network  across Michigan. Rob Casalou, …

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Visteon Partners with American Center for Mobility as Founding Member, Driving Development of Autonomous Vehicles

With $5 million investment, Visteon becomes first Tier 1 supplier to partner with national automated vehicle proving ground Visteon will benefit from testing, validation and self-certification of connected and automated vehicles at 500-plus acre Willow Run site Teaming with ACM enhances development of Visteon’s DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 13, 2017 …

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Washtenaw Community College Signs Five-Year Contract for Apprenticeship Training with National Sprinkler Fitter Union

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 8, 2017 – Washtenaw Community College and the Sprinkler Fitters of UA Local Union 669 signed a five-year contract extension today to continue the college’s involvement in providing the educational component of the union’s apprenticeship program. The agreement will extend the contract through December 2022. “We are very proud to continue …

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UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes City of Dexter for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes City of Dexter for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate (Dexter, MI), November 7, 2017 – The City of Dexter is one of four communities across the state of Michigan to have been identified for the strategies they employ to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development, according to the annual eCities …

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