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    New Report Looks at The Housing Picture in Northwest Michigan

    A new report looks at the supply and cost of housing in Northwest Lower Michigan and how the housing supply impacts regional growth and economic development.

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    Virtual Hiring Event - May 25

    Join us online for the Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event to connect with employers who have immediate openings and hundreds of jobs in northwest Michigan.

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    Pellston High School JMG Students Help Out Brave Hearts Estate Veteran Facility

    Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program at Pellston High School used their welding skills for a community service project at nearby Brave Hearts Estates, a retreat for injured soldiers and veterans.

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    TentCraft Selected as Small Business of the Year

    TentCraft in Traverse City has been selected as the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Small Business of the Year.

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    Northwest Michigan Resident, Boyne Resorts, and North Central Michigan College Receive Statewide Recognition for Being Part of Innovative Apprenticeship Program

    An Alanson man, Boyne Resorts, and North Central Michigan College received Michigan Works! Impact Awards for being part of a comprehensive culinary apprenticeship program to help prepare individuals for successful careers.

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    Innovative Plumbing and HVAC Apprenticeships Launched in Northern Michigan

    Northwest Michigan Works! in a partnership with Precision Plumbing and Heating Systems, Inc., recently launched two innovative US Department of Labor registered apprenticeships for Plumbing and HVAC occupations.

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    No-Cost Marketing Services For Small Farmers & Food-Based Businesses

    The Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and Taste the Local Difference (TLD), are working together to offer no-cost marketing services to small farmers and food-based businesses in the Northwest region.

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    Networks Northwest Working to Update Manistee County Park & Recreation Plan

    The Networks Northwest Community Development team, at the request of Manistee County, recently began the collaborative process of bringing together all 21 units of government in the county for an update to the County-Wide Park & Recreation Plan.

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    Northwest Michigan Businesses Receive $1.28 Million From Going PRO Talent Fund

    Businesses in Northwest Michigan will receive $1,288,698 for employee training from the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund in 2021.

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    First of Its Kind Career and Leadership Program Coming to Cadillac 8th Grade Students

    Cadillac Area Public Schools (CAPS) and Northwest Michigan Works! are proud to announce that CAPS 8th graders will be the first students in the state to participate in a Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) Middle School program.

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    Employers Recognized for Successful Apprenticeship Programs

    Michigan employers were recognized for their programs that skill workers through Registered Apprenticeship during a recent 2020 Michigan Apprenticeship Week virtual event.

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    Networks Northwest Receives National Award for Housing Study

    Networks Northwest has received a 2020 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for a Target Market Analysis showing the demand for housing in northwest Michigan.

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    More than $4.3M in Small Business Restart Program Dollars for COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts

    Through the CARES Act and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), over $4.3 million in Michigan Small Business Restart Program dollars is being provided to many Northwest Michigan small businesses as they continue to work to recover from the COVID-19.

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    MiCareerQuest Northwest 2021

    MiCareerQuest Northwest 2021 will expose students in Northwest Michigan to exciting careers and endless possibilities.

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    Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program Receives State and National Recognition for Serving Youth

    Staff members with the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program in northwest Michigan have received state and national recognition for their work equipping young people with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and in life.

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    Survey Looks at Moving Freight in Northern Michigan

    Challenges and opportunities related to moving freight in Northwest Lower Michigan provided the focus for a recently completed survey of businesses in the region.

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    New Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Launches in Kalkaska

    Northwest Michigan’s first Medical Assistant apprenticeship program is underway in Kalkaska. The U.S. Department of Labor registered Medical Assistant apprenticeship is being offered by Northwest Michigan Works! in partnership with Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.

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    Virtual Graduation Ceremony Celebrates Achievements of Adult Education Class of 2020

    A virtual graduation ceremony online is honoring the Northwest Michigan Works! Adult Education Class of 2020.

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    Networks Northwest Provides Roadmap to Help Local Communities Recover From Impact of COVID-19

    A “Roadmap to Resilience” will provide guidance on the type of recovery actions each community in Northwest Michigan can take to mitigate the COVID-related economic disruptions that have occurred in our region.

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    Northwest Michigan Works! Helps DreamLab Industries Find Workers to Make Face Masks

    When DreamLab Industries in Traverse City needed more workers to manufacture antimicrobial face masks during the COVID-19 crisis, they turned to Northwest Michigan Works! for help.

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    COVID-19 Regional Economic Impact Data Released

    Networks Northwest has partnered with a consultant, 4th Economy, to provide the community and decision makers an overview of some of the economic impact associated with the government’s response to COVID-19.

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The professionals at Networks Northwest help our City Council, Planning Commission, and staff make thoughtful decisions to ensure our community is sustainable and resilient for many years to come.

Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager