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Oct 30th 2018

Northern Michigan Manufacturer Awarded $59.4 Million Contract from the Marines

Armor Express in Antrim County got the close to $60 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps. The Northern Michigan-based company will make lightweight body armor for troops.

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Oct 12th 2018

USA Today Readers Pick U.P. as Top Spot for Fall Colors

The Upper Peninsula was selected by USA Today readers across the country as the best destination in America to view fall foliage.The multi-week competition was held as part of USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for 2018. The U.P. and all its glory beat out 19 other locations around the country.

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Oct 09th 2018

Mackinac Island Listed as a Top U.S. Island by Conde Nast Traveler

More than 429,000 readers submitted millions of ratings as part of the award, sharing their recent travel experiences. Mackinac Island was listed as No. 6 on the list, alongside tropical paradises like Maui and Oahu and picturesque getaways like Nantucket and Hilton Head.

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Oct 05th 2018

Elon Musk Donates $480K to Flint Schools for UV Water Filtration Systems

A $480,350 donation from tech billionaire Elon Musk will pay for the purchase and installation of ultraviolet filtration systems in all 12 Flint school buildings and the district's administration building by January 2019.

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Oct 04th 2018

Two Companies Invest Combined $5.9M in Oakland County

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., plans to invest $5.1 million, and create 100 jobs, by expanding its operations in Auburn Hills. Configit, Inc., is investing $803,000, and creating 51 jobs, by opening a new office in Southfield.

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Oct 04th 2018

West Michigan Compounding Announces $6M Expansion

West Michigan Compounding LLC (WMC) will expand its plastics manufacturing operations at 1300 Moore St. The company is expected to invest $6 million and create at least 33 full-time jobs.

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Sep 16th 2018

Bill to Expand Soo Locks Approved by House

A bill that could help get the funding needed to expand the Soo Locks has passed the House. The Water Resource Development Act will help fund the building of a new Soo Lock, advances research on eradicating invasive species such as Asian Carp and Zebra Mussels, and takes aim at resolving toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

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Sep 15th 2018

Long Road Named 'Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery' by USA Today Readers

Long Road Distillers, 537 Leonard St. NW, was named "Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the United States" as part of USA Today's 10Best awards for the second year in a row. The Grand Rapids distillery topped a list of 20 nominees from around the country over the course of the 4-week competition.

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Sep 05th 2018

Expedia Names Mackinac Island Among Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in America

Travel website Expedia.com highlighted Mackinac Island as one of the 13 most tourist-friendly cities in America. The piece highlights carriages, fudge, and the Grand Hotel among prime reasons to visit the island.

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Aug 31st 2018

Fruitport Manufacturer to Invest $3.75M, Add 80 Jobs

Motion Dynamics, a manufacturer of components used in medical devices, plans to add 28,000-square feet to its building at 5621 Airline Road. The expansion is expected to result in 80 new jobs.

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Aug 27th 2018

Expedia Recognizes Charlevoix, MI as the Best Place to Travel in October

Expedia only chooses one destination each month; recognized as the most noteworthy place to visit. Charlevoix was named a premier fall destination due to the city’s dazzling fall colors, vibrant downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, and delightful attractions.

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Aug 23rd 2018

Time Names Detroit Foundation Hotel One of 'World's Greatest Places'

Detroit Foundation Hotel, which opened in May 2017 in a former fire station at 250 W. Larned in Detroit, is among Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Places 2018. It was also named one of the 100 best new hotels in the world by luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Travel earlier this spring.

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Aug 23rd 2018

Boyne City named Great American Main Street Semi-finalist

The northern Michigan city of Boyne City may be the next winner of Great American Main Street. It has been named a semi-finalist in the national competition. The 2019 Great American Main Street winners will be announced in March at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Wash.

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