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Businesses, big and small, mingle at conference in Flint

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“This is a great way to connect with small and mid-sized entrepreneurial, made-in-the-usa companies," says Cindi Marsiglio, president of U.S. Manufacturing for Walmart";

Hundreds of Michigan small business owners and entrepreneurs met in Flint this week in hopes of pitching their products to major national companies.

The conference was part of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program.  

Among the attendees was Cindi Marsiglio, the president of U.S. Manufacturing for Walmart. She heard pitches from many of the attendees.

“They have unique products,” says Marsiglio, “and states like Michigan are right on the cusp of growth.”

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation helped organize the conference. 

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