Several Michigan cities, including Sault Ste. Marie, are receiving state grants to help spruce up their communities. On top of the state funding, the grants are expected to spur almost a million dollars in private investments.
The head of the National Education Association (NEA), the country’s largest union representing teachers, made stops in Michigan on September 24.
Saginaw Valley State University is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce from India to host a conference on sustainability.
The event is bringing together corporate representatives and small business owners alike, in order to discuss the many aspects of sustainability on several levels.
J.J. Boehm (Baem), Director of Media Relations for SVSU, says the barriers between local and international business are getting smaller every day.
“It used to be that you could be a successful local or regional business, but in today’s marketplace you need to be able to compete globally in order to succeed even as that local or regional business. And by the same token, a local or regional business may have opportunities in an emerging economy such as India.”
Speakers will take a look at sustainability in regards to energy, family business, agribusiness, and economic development.
The conference began Wednesday, September 24 and runs through Friday the 26.
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SVSU Conference on Sustainability: http://www.svsu.edu/gbs2014/
Mid-Michigan Community College, based in Clare county, is receiving recognition for its plastics engineering program.
Michigan has launched a new effort to help residents save money, now, so retiring later won’t be as difficult.
More than 100,000 Michigan families are facing cuts in food aid coming as early as October, since Michigan has opted out of what officials are calling a “loophole” in a federal program.
Democrats at the state Capitol are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools until there are rules that ensure more transparency and accountability.
Michigan’s online real estate selection tool has been ranked second in the nation.
Temperatures are cooling and the fall colors are beginning to show – a perfect recipe for running a race across the Mackinac Bridge.
The Michigan Treasury is working on a plan to let local governments use the state’s system to collect income taxes.