Stories tagged: "President Joe Biden"

A rendering from the Michigan Department of Transportation shows I-375 being replaced with a lower-speed boulevard.
Report: Replacing ‘Gash Across Detroit’ to Unlock $50M in New Real Estate—and Create 4.5K Jobs

More than $100 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will allow the Michigan Department of Transportation to replace I-375 near Detroit with a new boulevard.

The city of Pontiac will get $16.3 million to install a new trail along the former Grand TrunkBelt Line Railroad. (City of Pontiac via Facebook)
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Brings Another Eight-Figure Payout for Three Michigan Cities

About $32 million in federal grant funding awarded through President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will enable three major infrastructure projects to move forward in Michigan.

Lawmakers and community leaders gather to watch a lead pipe be replaced at a home in Grand Rapids. The event was part of President Joe Biden’s “Investing in America” tour. (Lily Guiney/Michigan Advance)
Michigan Lawmakers Highlight $5.1M Clean Water Initiative in Grand Rapids

President Joe Biden’s “Investing in America” tour took form in Grand Rapids on Wednesday morning as lawmakers and community leaders peered into a pit in front of the home of Paige Biek and her family. 

Reports show that recent infrastructure spending on construction projects authorized under President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law could lead to thousands of new jobs in the construction industry—including more opportunities for Michigan women.
These Michigan Women Are Landing Good-Paying Construction Trades Jobs—Here’s Why

A focus on workforce development and growing the middle class is poised to pay big dividends for Michigan’s economy—and help more women find better jobs along the way.

President Joe Biden speaks during an event about high speed internet infrastructure, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 26, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
‘Game-Changing’ Biden Plan to to Connect 200K Michiganders to High-Speed Broadband Internet

A new initiative from President Joe Biden’s administration is sending more than $1.5 billion to Michigan to expand internet access in areas of the state with shoddy (or no) connectivity.

An empty street in downtown Kalamazoo. (Downtown Kalamazoo via Facebook)
Revitalizing Kalamazoo: Transforming One-Way Streets to Ignite Downtown Foot Traffic

More than $12 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will enable the city of Kalamazoo to redesign its downtown traffic flow—and it could bring in tens of millions of dollars in new revenue for local businesses.

Michigan Scores $61M Federal Grant to Build Hundreds of Miles of High-Speed Internet

An eight-figure grant awarded this week from the federal government aims to help continue building out an affordable, high-speed internet network across Michigan.