Restart: State of Michigan

Chamber Statement on Gov. Whitmer’s Veto of PPE Worker-Safety Sales Tax Relief

DETROIT (June 25, 2021) – Detroit Regional Chamber vice president of Government Relations Brad Williams issued the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s vetoes of House Bill 4224 and 4225, which…

Chamber Urges Gov. Whitmer to Support Comprehensive Back to Work Strategy

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s data driven three-legged stool approach to bringing employees back to work hinges on the signature of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Employers have been clamoring for help in…

Polling Shows Why Chamber-Backed PPE Tax Relief Critical for Michigan Recovery

After months of negotiations and hearings, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 102-7 to pass a package of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tax relief bills that the Michigan Senate had unanimously approved…

Town Hall: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II on Vaccine Distribution and Allocations Based on Race

‘Access Breeds Trust’ | Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II on Vaccine Distribution and Allocation Based on Race As vaccination eligibility continues to expand, so do the state of Michigan’s efforts…

What the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Means for Michigan

Chamber Advocacy Leads To Passage Of PPE Tax Exemptions In MI House

The Michigan House overwhelmingly approved two bills that would exempt COVID-19 personal protection equipment and disinfecting supplies from state sales taxes on Wednesday, March 3. The Detroit Regional Chamber has…

State Launches Michigan Small Business Survival Program

The Michigan Strategic Fund Board held a special meeting on Thursday, January 14 to approve the $55 million Michigan Small Business Survival Program, which is intended to provide grant funding…

MDHHS Guidance Encourages Schools to Safely Offer In-Person Instruction Michigan’s Children Need to Succeed

Gov. Whitmer Announces Bipartisan ‘Protect Michigan Commission’ to Educate Michiganders on COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Town Hall: Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Michigan Work Share Program Saved Unemployment Fund $212 Million

New York Times: Saving Jobs by Sharing Them, With Government Help Crain’s Detroit Business: Workshare program saved Michigan’s unemployment fund $212 million According to data reported by the U.S. Dept.…

Michigan Schools to Receive $65M in CARES Act Funding

Whitmer Administration Applies for Federal Funding to Provide $300/week for Unemployment

Gov. Whitmer Clarifies Definition of COVID-19 symptoms, Contact in New Executive Order

Gov. Whitmer Extends Declaration of Emergency Until Sept. 4, 2020

New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills

New Michigan Eviction Diversion Program Helps With Rent Payments

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority in partnership with local Housing Assessment and Resource Agencies (HARAs) has created a rental relief network, called the Eviction Diversion Program, to assist renters…

Baruah: Pending CARES Act Legislation Must Include Aid to State and Local Governments

Governor: Businesses Not to Assume Those Without Masks Have Medical Conditions

$15.5M in Detroit, Wayne County COVID-19 Business Relief Grants Available, Apply Starting July 15

Grant Application Open: Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Fund

Gov. Whitmer: ‘Masking Up’ Key to Returning to School in Fall

Questions Loom for Schools as Fiscal Year Closes, New Year Approaches

Magna Invests in Highland Park creating 480 jobs, Helping Drive Economic Recovery Amid Pandemic

Mobility tech company will add 480 jobs, invest $35.4 million in Highland Park with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund Expansion provides significant momentum for Michigan’s economic recovery following COVID-19…

Legislative Leaders Release Education Plan, Governor’s Expected Next Week

$880.1M COVID-19 Relief Bill Heads to Governor Whitmer

COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall: Workplace Safety with LEO’s Sean Egan

Schools Expected to Open to In-Person Instruction in the Fall if State COVID Cases Continue to Decrease

Michigan Is Reopening: Resources to Help Your Business Navigate

Michigan’s Property Tax Appeal Deadline Extended Another Month Amid COVID-19

Michigan Legislature Reviewing Bills for Social Districts, Relaxing Alcohol Rules

Michigan Launches New Public WiFi Location Map

The Latest: Personal Care Services Including Salons, Barbershops Reopen Statewide June 15

Access to PPE with MEDC’s Natalie Chmiko

Business Can Be a Leader In Helping to Prevent Second Wave

‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ is Lifted – What You Need to Know

Gov. Whitmer Moves State to Phase 4, Office Work Opens With Caveat

MI Symptoms Web Applications Helps Businesses Reopen Safely

Gov. Whitmer Announces a Michigan Workforce Development Board

A Breakdown of Last Week’s Executive Orders, What is Open, and Guidelines to Follow

Michigan Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses by Appointment, Nonessential Medical, Dental and Veterinary Procedures Authorized

Gov. Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions

What State Budget Cuts Are Looming? We’ll Have a Better Sense Friday

Michigan Economic Recovery Council: Industry Practices for Restart

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer worked with leaders in health care, business, labor, and education from the Michigan Economic Recovery Council to develop a six-phase reopening plan based on best practices the Council identified…

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Releases MI Safe Start Plan to Reengage Michigan’s Economy

Last week, after announcing that Michigan’s manufacturing workers will return to work on Monday, May 11, Governor Gretchen Whitmer detailed the six phases of her MI Safe Start Plan to re-engage…

Dr. Khaldun Provides Clarifications for Health Care Systems to Reengage with Patients on Important Care

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy director for Health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has provided the Chamber and State with guidance on…

Lt. Gov.: MERC ‘Getting Pretty Close’ on Understanding Measures to Reopen Auto Industry

When might there be clarity on reopening Michigan’s automotive industry? It could be a matter of days. The state’s Michigan Economic Recovery Council (MERC) is working with partners throughout the…

Gov. Whitmer Reopens Construction, Real Estate, Outdoor Work

Michigan Work Share Program Expanded to Help Employers Bring Back Employees

Important Work Share Funding Update Notification of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ending: The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed March 27, 2020, created three new…