Damaged Pure Michigan Brand Impedes Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Pure Michigan is a Damaged Brand. As a Michigan resident I’ve followed the developments in Flint with a mixture of horror, sadness, outrage, and confusion. The focus of this post is about the damage that has been done to the state of Michigan’s brand, Pure Michigan.

Michigan Surveys - A Look At Sentiment & Inflation


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Michigan Innovation — Gonzeaux Tour Begins

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Three Oaks, Michigan, Monday May 7 — Gonzeau Tour Begins. State of Michigan Innovation. Michigan has had it tough these last few years. But let’s not forget Michigan’s greatest innovation: Motown.

North Carolina set to overtake Michigan as ninth-largest state

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Census Bureau reported, a 1 percent growth rate that puts the state on track to overtake Michigan to become the nation’s nint North Carolina gained about 100,000 people between 2012 and 2013, the U.S.

Why You Should Move Your Startup to Holland, Michigan

Inc Startups

The Midwest is actually a thriving startup ecosystem, though it lacks the capital flow of Silicon Valley, according to a new study

Sorry, Brands…Your Digital Agencies are Lying to You

VC Cafe

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How To Name Your Startup And Brands


I’m a week and a half old in Ann Arbor, Michigan, so it was quite interesting to talk to another Startup founder over a falafel wrap. It’s going to reach Michigan in the winter time. We’re called the high five state if you look at the map of Michigan.

Michigan: Means Aerospace and Defense

Inc Startups

The state's unique business development programs and sophisticated manufacturing base help businesses of all sizes tap into aerospace and defense contracts

Consumer Confidence (Data: November 2016)


The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 98.2 2016 December Consumer Sentiment American Style Consumer Expenditure Consumer Consumer Sentiment Michigan Consumer Sentiment

College Is Like A Sandbox

Feld Thoughts

I spent yesterday at University of Michigan with my partner Jason Mendelson (he’s a two time grad – economics undergrad and then law school.) Entrepreneurial Communities ann arbor college entrepreneurial communities university of michiganThis was my first trip to Ann Arbor and I had a great time.

Graphene Application Challenge Prize?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Shout out to Michigan based XG Sciences , great to see what you’re up to. The Graphene Challenge. Graphene is a new material that is just in its infancy in terms of commerical usage. It’s from graphite, the stuff in pencils.

Michigan bills would regulate daily fantasy sports

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends LANSING, Mich. (AP)

GM, Raising the Innovation Sting Ray

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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This Brewery Stopped Making Beer So It Could Send 100,000 Cans of Water to Flint

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Big corporations like Walmart and Coca-Cola are sending millions in water and money, but some entrepreneurs are are sacrificing more to support the Michigan town in need

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Michigan State's players put on a show at Midnight Madness

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AP) — Michigan State's basketball team drew so many fans to Midnight Madness that some of them had to settle for seats without much of a view for part of the show EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP)

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

As much as I’d like Three Oaks, Michigan to be an innovation center, its got a long way to go. I’d personally like to see Silicon Valley open its doors to immigrants from distant lands like Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama — even Hoosiers from Indiana.

Eastern Michigan beats Charlotte 24-7

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AP) — Brogan Roback passed for 267 yards, Ian Eriksen ran for two touchdowns and Eastern Michigan opened the season with a 24-7 win over Charlotte on Friday night YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP)

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New Master of Entrepreneurship Program | University of Michigan

Campus Entrepreneurship

The University of Michigan, a leader across many disciplines (and my alma mater) has announced the creation of a Master of Entrepreneurship. I was fortunate to interview Michigan Alum and supporter Sam Zell a few months back and it was evident in our short talk that Michigan, its leaders, and supporters were fully aware of the interdisciplinary nature of entrepreneurship. via Master of Entrepreneurship | University of Michigan.

Listen Up Newbies: Best Advice for First-time Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Business Management Starting a Business Business Insider Jim Price University of MichiganYou find yourself standing on the brink of your first try starting your own business. Looking downwards into confusion. Passion? Perseverance? The idea? The plan? What comes first?

Heinz Awards: Doc in Flint, Michigan, water crisis, 4 others

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pediatrician who helped call attention to childhood health risks from exposure to lead in Flint, Michigan's water supply is one of five people being honored with $250,000 prizes from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation

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Zoo in Michigan gets new lion exhibit

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A zoo in southwest Michigan is officially welcoming lions in a new exhibit BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) AP) — Do you hear that roar?

Michigan's Minor, Virginia's Kwiatkowski win at NCAA tennis

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AP) — Michigan's Brienne Minor and Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski have won singles titles at the NCAA tennis championships ATHENS, Ga. (AP)

You Won't Believe This Scientific Explanation For Why Bosses Get Angry

Inc Startups

Researchers from Michigan State University claim a terrifyingly novel reason for your boss's moods

Planning for Expansion into a New Market

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Entrepreneurial Mind : Greg Stephenson, PM Environmental, talks about the process of expanding this Michigan-based company into the Southeast. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious. The post Planning for Expansion into a New Market appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

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Larson, Truex take top 2 spots in Michigan qualifying

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AP) — Kyle Larson won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Michigan International Speedway BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP)

No. 4 DUKE 81, No. 19 MICHIGAN ST. 71

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UNC Wilmington holds off W Michigan 97-92

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Bryce scored 18 points and UNC Wilmington used a big first half to beat Western Michigan 97-92 on Wednesday night KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) AP) — C.J.

Michigan-UNC, Duke-Indiana headline Big Ten/ACC matchups

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AP) — Reigning national champion North Carolina will host Michigan and Duke will visit Indiana in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)

UNC rallies to beat Michigan 8-1 in NCAA elimination game

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AP) — Logan Warmoth and Ashton McGee drove in two runs apiece, and North Carolina beat Michigan 8-1 on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament elimination game CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)

6 Incredible Ways Practicing Compassion Boosts Your Health, According to Science

Inc Startups

No special diet or exercise required, but the health benefits are huge say Stony Brook and Michigan researchers. This is the new kind of health nut. The Inc.

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

I packed up my life in Michigan and spent five days driving to California to start work.

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Small Business Spotlight: Amy Proos

Up and Running

Proos Manufacturing recently announced that Amy Proos won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Michigan & Northwest Ohio. In 2012, Proos was recognized by MiBiz as one of 50 Michigan Companies to Watch. and particularly in West Michigan.

Florida Gulf Coast tops Michigan 10-6 in NCAA tourney debut

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AP) — Nick Rivera hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help Florida Gulf Coast beat Michigan 10-6 on Friday in the program's first NCAA Tournament game CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)

This Local Ruth's Chris Steak House Promotion Just Backfired -- Big Time

Inc Startups

A football-based promotion went awry in Michigan, but customers aren't complaining that they won big

Michigan Small Biz Giveaway … and Why Not Your State and Mine Too?

Up and Running

I recently found out about this very interesting Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. If I read this right, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is going to give half a million dollars in real money to the Michigan company that wins its grand prize at the November event.

Custom Fit: 4 Proven Leadership styles that hold the Key to Success

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