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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 (762 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 (767 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 (781 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 (736 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 (712 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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