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University of Michigan-Dearborn's College of Engineering and Computer Science gets $3.1 Million Award from Chrysler Group for Hybrid Truck Project
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (806 reads)

December 18, 2009/University of Michigan-Dearborn


In August 2009, President Barack Obama unveiled an unprecedented investment as part of a massive, $2.4-billion effort to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of hybrid electric vehicles and new-generation batteries―and to save or create thousands of jobs.  The goal is to get 1 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on the road by 2015.

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West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative Develops Incubator Labs for Medical Device Startups
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (811 reads)

December 17, 2009/Rapid Growth


The West Michigan Science &Technology Initiative recently leased 6,500 square feet of laboratory space to expand its Venture Center incubator, and half of that space is dedicated to medical device development.

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New Economy Initiative Makes Big Investment in Metro Detroit
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (826 reads)

December 17, 2009/metromode


The $100 million New Economy Initiative has made its first big investment in southeast Michigan, injecting $11 million into eight projects ranging from job creation to historic renovation.

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Michigan Lawmakers Approve $10.6 Million Tax Credit for Ferris State to Renovate Grand Rapids' Old Federal Building
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (784 reads)

December 18, 2009/The Grand Rapids Press


The Old Federal Building is on course for a new life after $10.6 million in tax credits approved by the Legislature late Thursday. The credits provide a springboard for Ferris State University to raise an additional $20 million for an historic renovation of the 99-year-old building. The building will be used by Ferris' Kendall School of Art and Design, where enrollment has jumped 49 percent.

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Kellogg Foundation Commits $1.2M to Internships in Michigan
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (764 reads)

December 17, 2009/Metromode


The Intern In Michigan program got a big bump this week when the W.K. Kellogg Foundation pledged $1.2 million to support it. The funding will keep the program up and running through 2012. The program intends to encourage more businesses, big and small, in the state to create and expand internship programs to help staunch Michigan's brain drain.

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MPA Student Writes Million Dollar Grant to Help Michigan Workers
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 (1904 reads)

November 24, 2009/News at OU

Graduate student Bernice Kerner wrote a million dollar grant to help Michigan workers.
Bernice Kerner is putting her school skills to work in the real world in a big way. The Oakland University graduate student recently earned a million dollar grant to help older, laid off workers in Southeastern Michigan reenter the workforce.

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Wayne State University and Community Partners Lead Charge to Extend Broadband Wireless in Midtown and Low-income Areas
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 (1652 reads)

November 11, 2009/Wayne State University Public Relations

DETROIT - As part of the Community Telecommunications Network (CTN), Wayne State University is providing the technical, strategic and systems support to provide Internet access for residents in two low-income Detroit neighborhoods.

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MSU Leads Regional Effort to Retrain Workers for New IT Jobs
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 (1653 reads)

November 18, 2009/MSU News

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Nearly 40 mid-Michigan workers have gained new skills and employment in information technology, thanks to a partnership between Michigan State University, work force development agencies and area technology businesses.

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Michigan Dreams
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 (1459 reads)

Fall 2009/Findings Alumni Magazine

Michigan has been hit hard during America’s economic downturn. Like a slow-moving tsunami, trouble began arriving here years ago, as manufacturing (particularly the auto industry) downsized painfully. University of Michigan economists are predicting that 2010 will close a decade represented by nearly 950,000 jobs lost in the Wolverine State.

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