Pancakes & Politics News

July 27th, 2022

Tax Abatement Approved: How the Hudson Project’s Tax Abatement Could Affect Detroit

Billionaire Dan Gilbert’s real estate firm, Bedrock, was recently granted a tax abatement for the Hudson site development in Detroit.   Detroit’s J.L. Hudson’s site on 1208 Woodward Ave. is at the center of controversy after billionaire Dan Gilbert’s real estate firm, Bedrock, sought a $60 million tax abatement from the Detroit City Council to … Continued

July 20th, 2022

New Local Ebiara Fund Supports Emerging Black and Brown Developers in Detroit   

Keona Cowan, left, executive vice president for lending at Invest Detroit. Roderick Hardamon, right, CEO and chief strategist for URGE Imprint.     Ebiara, a word derived from West Africa meaning “wood” is a symbol of hope for one local organization bearing the same name. Detroit-based Ebiara (pronounced ebbie-air-a) is a new fund to provide … Continued

July 20th, 2022

New Michigan Ross Executive Education Program Teaches How To Lead Teams

Starting this fall, the new program, called Leading Future-Ready Teams, will help participants learn how to lead teams that deliver immediate results and equip them with the skills to navigate tomorrow’s challenges. The program will answer important questions that business leaders are facing, including how to create a future-ready team, how a team can thrive … Continued

July 13th, 2022

Michigan Gets Noticed as Top State for Business and Travel

From a Top 20 ranking in CNBC’s Top States for Business to accolades for Detroit and Mackinac Island as global destinations, Michigan’s business climate and vibrant communities are driving economic opportunity statewide. Michigan is standing in the national spotlight this week, between the CNBC Top States for Business ranking today and national accolades rolling in … Continued

July 13th, 2022

MVAA Director Highlights Job Programs Value in Hiring Veterans

By Zanetta Adams As other departments across the state talk jobs, I want to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of hiring veterans and the work we’re doing to help veterans seeking employment. As a veteran, the wife of a veteran, and the mother of a military spouse, I understand the many struggles our … Continued

July 5th, 2022

Whitmer Announces Projects to Create Jobs, Grow Life Sciences in Michigan

Recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of projects, including a business expansion by a global life sciences provider in Muskegon, community revitalization projects in Detroit, Battle Creek, and Sault Ste. Marie, and support that boosts Michigan’s agribusiness industry. The projects approved today represent … Continued

July 4th, 2022

COTS CEO Helps Detroit Families Navigate Homelessness

The landscape of homelessness is changing thanks to one local CEO. This year marks a 40-year milestone of COTS effectively supporting Detroit families, having influenced the lives of more than 50,000 people impacted by homelessness – many of them children. “The impact upon thousands of lives over the past 40 years would not be possible … Continued