Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification Formally Launches, Sets Course for Economic Growth, Job Creation
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the formal launch of the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) today, which will work across state government, academia and private industry to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic mobility and electrification policies and supporting the startup and scale up of emerging technologies and businesses.
Delta Air Lines Inc said on Monday it would resume flights between Detroit and Shanghai in July, making it the first U.S. airline to restart operations between the United States and China after flights were suspended in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 marks the fifth-consecutive year UM has topped the QS rankings, maintaining its No. 21 overall ranking among higher education institutions worldwide.
Whirlpool, Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products teamed up on a joint project to provide much-needed respirators for health care workers fighting COVID-19.
In one of the best single-year improvements in the history of “Best States/Worst States for Business,” Michigan leapt 19 places to rank No. 13 in the 2020 version
“As Michigan’s economy slowly reopens amid the coronavirus crisis, the state has a new portal aimed at ensuring businesses have access to gloves, face coverings and other PPE needed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”
Chinese Americans in Michigan have mobilized to donate hundreds of thousands of masks and other medical safety supplies to hospitals, police stations and nursing homes across the state.
“Michigan has really out-punched its weight in terms of securing Chinese investment,” says Brian Connors, executive director of the state-backed Michigan-China Innovation Center. “We have dominated in getting Chinese automotive investment.”
“The first Michigan-China Week represents a culmination of a number of efforts underway for the last seven years,” said Brian Connors, executive director of the state-funded Michigan-China Innovation Center, which is leading the program.
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