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LANSING - Republican legislative leaders are moving ahead with plans to finalize the details of all remaining budgets Thursday and then vote the following week to send all budget bills to Democratic Governor Gretchen WhitmerÂ with the question of whether she will sign them, veto them or sign them with line-item vetoes very much unknown. Tuesday
DETROIT - DTE Energyâ€¯Monday â€¯announced it is issuingâ€¯Requests for Proposals for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan.â€¯DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percentâ€¯by 2040. Through the RFP,
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ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Sept. 16, Attorney Travis Coperhaver from the Cannabis Legal Group will highlight their upcoming seminar â€œCultivating A Successful Cannabusiness.â€� Rudy Patros Sr., owner of Securatech, will discuss setting up a secure grow facility. Gene Simon, owner of Griffin Secure Transport, provides details on his Cannabis transportation business. Steven Bratic
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SOUTHFIELDâ€”Lawrence Technological Universityâ€”joined by the City of Southfield and the Michigan Economic Development Corporationâ€”will cut the ribbon on its new manufacturing business accelerator Friday, Oct. 4 during an invitation-only ceremony at 9 a.m. A public open house for the new accelerator will follow from noon to 4 p.m. The Centrepolis Accelerator is 6,300 square feet
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PLYMOUTHâ€”Comcast Corp. announced that it has completed a $4 million network expansion throughout South Lyon that enables the connectivity provider to offer its full suite of business and residential products and services. The new build passes 59 additional businesses and 3,585 homes. The city-wide expansion follows investments made in 2017 and 2018 when Comcast first
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ANN ARBORâ€”Cybercrime Support Network,Â Â the national support network and service provider for cybercrime victims, announced a new leadership sponsorship withÂ Trend Micro, a cybersecurity provider. This new sponsorship will provide CSN and Trend Micro an opportunity to serve even more cybercrime and online fraud victims. With an ever-changing IT landscape, riskier user behavior, and ever-evolving threats, itâ€™s
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ROYAL OAKâ€”OncoCell MDx Inc., a startup incubated at Harvard University to develop sophisticated cancer diagnosis from a simple blood sample, has raised $22.2 million in a Preferred Series B funding round. The financing was led by San Francisco-based Savitr Capital LLC, with participation from existing investors. OncoCell began operations in 2013, and since then has
LANSINGâ€”The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) announced that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be the keynote speaker at itsÂ Seventh Annual Michigan Energy Innovators GalaÂ on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. EIBC officials said Whitmer has already demonstrated a commitment to an advanced energy economy in her first nine months in
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LANSING - Not all volunteers with the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps are meeting program requirements, including passing criminal background checks, signing a nondisclosure agreement for confidential security work and failing components of a test which validated their abilities to work with the group. These findings come from anÂ auditÂ released Friday by the Office of the Auditor
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LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Wayne State University Director of STEM Learning Innovation and Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D., to the Michigan STEM (MiSTEM) Advisory Council. Matthews is appointed to represent K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions involved with science, technology, engineering and mathematics career preparation or education, for
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