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Planning and Economic Development

Accelerating towards next generation mobility in Macomb County

The Detroit Auto Show is renowned for its fleet of future-focused vehicles. From concept cars to CAD drawings, the ideas for mobility seem endless – as is the discussion around what’s next for drivers. But topics that are sometimes missing from the conversation are our roadways and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). And those are important issues to explore, because smart cars won’t be very smart without smart roads and infrastructure.

Lanzen Inc. becoming a model for fueling the talent pipeline -- introducing students to potential careers

Lanzen Inc., a metal fabrication company in Romeo, has found success filling its employment gaps with aggressive hiring of high school students.

Velocity Center makes its identity and goals crystal clear

New Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation April Jones-Boyle is out to make Velocity’s value and identity crystal clear – specifically to entrepreneurs, start-ups through second-stage businesses, in technology and advanced manufacturing.

Host sites and sponsors needed for 2022 MFG Day Week events

Mark your calendars for the return of Manufacturing Day, which this year, will be celebrated for an entire week! From October 3 through October 7, the initiative will provide opportunities for students to tour area advanced manufacturing facilities and meet people who make things. This ultimately connects classroom to career and inspires the next generation of our workforce - but it's only possible with the support of local host sites and sponsors. Can you help? Learn how to get involved in this Macomb Business blog.

Local company wins 3D printer during pitch competition

Local company Ultimation was one of five finalists in the pitch competition presented by Automation Alley in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect at the May 10 Integ8 event. Learn about the 3D printer they won and how it will help their business in this Macomb Business blog.

Students take industry tour of Macomb County facilities

On Wednesday, May 18, Romeo High School students were invited to an Industries Tour through Macomb County government facilities. About 25 11th and 12th graders, who are enrolled in the Law and Public Safety career pathway offered by the Academies at Romeo, attended the field trip - which was organized through MCPED's Fueling the Talent Pipeline initiative.

Macomb County I4.0 plan looks to leave no business behind

Bringing all companies into the digital manufacturing age is paramount not only to the survival of each individual business, but also the future of Macomb County and the state of Michigan. A business must be agile and understand the available state-of-the-art technologies that can transform their company to compete globally now and into the future.

Macomb County businesses assist with Project DIAMOnD effort to help Ukraine

When Project DIAMOnD was formed in October 2020 to provide small- to medium-sized businesses with free 3D printers, it was done with the understanding that, in case of an emergency, those companies would drop everything to use those printers to provide aid. So when the urgent call came from Ukraine that supplies were needed to produce 100,000 tourniquets for wounded soldiers and civilians, Project DIAMOnd stepped up. Learn about Macomb County-based businesses lending their support in this Macomb Business blog.

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