MichAGAIN event in D.C. gathers large crowd

Some of the event organizers: LeRoy Newland, GE; Stefanie Ridenour, MEDC; Me; Valerie Furchi, GE; and John Hill, MSU      What do you get when you mix a handful of Michiganders and 125+ alums from the great state? An amazing night filled with networking, laughs, rivalry talk and memories. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s MichAGAIN Campaign was in full effect last night at Policy Lounge in Washington DC. The group of state and... [Read More...]

Dear Chicago: I Now Know Why People Call You “The Windy City”

Chicago skyline created a great backdrop for our MichAgain event After grabbing a quick lunch at RJ Grunts, we were ready to go prepare for our MichAGAIN Alumni event in Chicago. We spread the good news that is coming out of Michigan at Maggiano’s restaurant downtown. We welcomed over 50 excited alumni from various Michigan Universities. There was definitely a strong University of Michigan presence, but we also had many representatives... [Read More...]

Smart Grid Companies look at this

4 big venture firms and General Electric are dangling $200 million in seed capital for good ideas and start-ups that will dramatically improve the grid.  Check out this article in cnet for more information. GE, VCs offer $200 million in smart grid challenge.  Read More →

General Electric turns to Metro Detroit

from mlive.com Metro Detroit’s underutilized manufacturing base could soon be tapped to make parts for General Electric.  The company is looking for up to 50 new suppliers in the area to make around $25 million worth of home appliance parts, according to the Detroit Free Press. read the rest of the article…  Read More →