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Blog // Connect Michigan

Improving the Bottom Line for Businesses and Communities

By CMI Staff

Samantha Stemler, Connect Michigan Communications Intern As digital demands and capabilities continue to grow, online resources are giving businesses and customers new venues to find each other and interact. A 2012 consumer review survey showed that 85% of people use the Internet to find local businesses. Connect Michigan’s 2013 Business Survey shows that 75% of all Michigan businesses are using broadband, yet less than half of small businesses are using the connectivity to advertise and reach new customers.  Connect Michigan is working with local governments and commercial development groups to facilitate digital workshops for small...

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Otsego County Programs Foster Computer Literacy Among Senior Citizens

By CMI Staff

By Samantha Stemler, Connect Michigan Communications Intern Connect Michigan’s research shows that 79% of Michiganders utilize Internet connectivity, leaving the other 21% disconnected from many of the features that inform and connect our lives. Residents over 60 are one of the key groups underutilizing new capabilities, leaving many without the means to join and share with a growing majority of the population. In an effort to bridge this growing separation, The Otsego County Commission on Aging (OCCOA) united with Michigan State University’s School of Social Work the local Gaylord University Center to initiate the Technology on Aging (TAP)...

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