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SAULT STE. MARIE — Lume Cannabis Co. has figured out a way to open retail marijuana dispensaries within communities that have blocked businesses that participate in Michigan’s adult-use market. 

Published in Economic Development

The coming decade is expected to bring a seismic shift to the transportation sector, filled with more electric and autonomous vehicles, technology-connected roads and fierce competition to build the components that support it all. 

Published in Economic Development

Last year, Michigan became the 37th state requiring attorneys to maintain ethical competence in technology, signaling the growing role of artificial intelligence in the legal sector.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 August 2020 17:30

AI helps regional approach to city planning

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, which serves as the centralized hub of information for 39 West Michigan municipalities, has been using AI and machine learning to store, analyze and forecast data to plan for regional growth. 

Published in Economic Development

The Women’s Resource Center has played an increasingly important role during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering crucial support to women for housing, food and employment at a time when each is shrouded in uncertainty for some. In the first two months of the pandemic, the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit served nearly as many women as it typically does in a year, said CEO Sandra Gaddy.

Published in Economic Development

Fewer than one in five executives expect to add jobs or expand capital investments over the next six to 12 months, according to a recent survey by Business Leaders for Michigan.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Acrisure LLC has acquired the insurance practice of Tulco LLC, a provider of artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology based in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids has permanently laid off 1,021 part-time staffers across seven facilities in Kent County because of the mandated COVID-19 closures.

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State officials are again calling for direct federal assistance to support state, local and school budgets that have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, saying this week’s proposal from the U.S. Senate is inadequate.

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State officials have announced a program to boost pandemic safety awareness as well as potentially take enforcement action over noncompliance within the service industry.

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