Ready for Redevelopment: Meridian Township Receives Community Certification

Meridian Township has been awarded certification as a Redevelopment Ready Community. The announcement was made late last year and the designation comes via the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), an advocate for business development and other key objectives for the state. The certification acknowledges Meridian Township’s commitment to attracting private investment and maximizing its assets. […]

LEAP Launches InsurTech Platform

Effort designed to stimulate innovation in the insurance industry The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Delta Dental and Farm Bureau Insurance launched a new program, PROTO InsurTech, to inspire and stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the insurance industry. This is the first and only startup accelerator program in Michigan focused on insurance tech and digital […]

Sit Back and Relax: Delivery in the Digital Age

When it comes to what one can have brought straight to his or her doorstep, the 2019 consumer is spoiled silly. While extravagant delivered goods are certainly nothing new (in the 1920s any American citizen with $225 and a stamp could have a Thomson submachine gun delivered to his or her stoop), it wasn’t until […]

MSU Blockchain Class Is a Pioneer

Creating a college course is a lengthy process but creating and teaching one on a subject matter that’s growing and evolving by the minute is another challenge. That’s exactly what Michigan State University (MSU) Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Neil Kane is doing, along with fellow MSU professors. MGT 491 is a management class focusing on […]

In Michigan Will Cannabis-infused Drinks Elbow Beer Off the Shelves?

In November, Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize the possession of marijuana for recreational use when Proposal 1 was passed with 55 percent of voters in favor. Major players in the fight were Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which supported the initiative, and Healthy and Productive Michigan, which opposed it.  These two […]

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