In 2012, New Solutions was contracted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to assist in connecting Governor Snyder’s Global Michigan initiative with the local economic development of MEDC’s regional partners in all 10 regions of the state. New Solutions developed presentation, survey, and other work materials to assist these regions in identifying how their existing regional economic development plans could benefit from Global Michigan’s insights, as well as how to develop a work plan to incorporate Global Michigan initiatives into local activities.
The MEDC is a public-private partnership serving as the state’s marketing arm and lead agency for business, talent and jobs, tourism, film and digital incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, economic gardening, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, talent enhancement and urban and community development. MEDC, founded in 1999, also developed and manages the state’s popular Pure Michigan brand.