Pancakes & Politics News

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

June 28th, 2022

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Panel Talk Future of the Clean Energy Economy  

Pancakes & Politics panelists Glenn Stevens, executive director at MICHauto, left, Jerry Norcia, president, and CEO, DTE Energy, second from left, Liesl Clark, director at Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, third from right, and Carla Walker Miller, founder and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC, far right. Photo by Monica Morgan   … Continued

June 27th, 2022

Supreme Court Appoints Judge Valentine to Oakland County Business Court

The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Victoria A. Valentine to serve on the bench of the Oakland County Business Court. Created by statute in 2013, business courts dockets in 17 circuit courts statewide “…allow business or commercial disputes to be resolved with the expertise, technology, and efficiency required by the … Continued

June 20th, 2022

Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours Rebuilding Michigan Project in Flint 

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II provided an update on ongoing infrastructure construction projects as the administration makes the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history. Lt. Governor Gilchrist inspected progress made on the Rebuilding Michigan project at the I-69 and I-475 interchange in Flint. This project is one of over 20 Rebuilding … Continued