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  • I-69 Thumb Region Selects Winner of the Food & Beverage Business Contest January 26, 2017 by Katie Curnow - (DAVISON, Mich. – January 23, 2017)  Today, seven businesses vied in the “Catapult Your Craft Food & Beverage Business Competition,” with Elk Street Brewery in Sanilac County taking home top honors and the $5,000 grand prize.        The final round of the business competition was held today as part of the 5th Annual Regional ... Read more
  • Craft food and beverage competition boosts Thumb businesses December 22, 2016 by Katie Curnow - This fall, the I-69 Thumb Region economic partnership has been supporting area craft food and beverage businesses with the Catapult Your Craft business competition. The partnership consists of seven counties; Genesee, St. Clair, Lapeer, Shiawassee, Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac. In each county, first and second place prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 were awarded in November ... Read more
  • Cargill Breaks Ground on $19 Million Animal Feed Plant in Owosso December 15, 2016 by Katie Curnow - Owosso – Through an important public/private partnership, Cargill today broke ground on a new animal feed production facility in the City of Owosso. They recently acquired a nearly 20-acre site from the city, located at 1509 W Oliver St, which will house a new 75,000 square foot, $19 million plant focused on providing custom animal ... Read more
  • DTE Energy matches $100,000 in development grants for St. Clair, Harbor Beach November 15, 2016 by Katie Curnow - Grants to support community redevelopment following retirements of coal-burning power plants DETROIT, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DTE Energy has matched two economic development grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist St. Clair County and the City of Harbor Beach redevelop property following retirements of DTE coal-fired power plants. The EDA granted ... Read more
  • 7 Local Businesses to Compete in Next Week’s ‘Catapult Your Craft Food & Beverage Business Contest’ October 28, 2016 by Katie Curnow - (Flint, Mich. – Oct. 28, 2016) Seven Genesee County businesses and entrepreneurs will compete in the “Catapult Your Craft Food & Beverage Business Contest” at the Flint Farmers’ Market on Nov. 2, 2016. The pitch event – a project of the I-69 Thumb Region – kicks off the contest’s county-level competitions and will determine who will ... Read more
  • Second Chance Wood plans to build a $2.5 million facility October 18, 2016 by Katie Curnow - Second Chance Wood plans to build a $2.5 million facility in Durand. The company is only six years old and is growing rapidly. When their new building opens late next summer, they plan to start hiring. “We expect probably 53 new jobs in the next three years. We need a larger facility to do that, ... Read more
  • U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $2.5 Million In Local Universities And Chamber To Aid Construction And Brownfield Redevelopment Projects October 2, 2016 by Katie Curnow - FLINT, Mich. – Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams today announced that three organizations in the city of Flint will receive Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants totaling $2.5 million to construct a Mobility Research Center at Kettering University; establish a University Center for ... Read more
  • DTE Energy to build new electric generation capacity September 29, 2016 by Katie Curnow - Company committed to produce cleaner, reliable energy using natural gas DETROIT, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DTE Energy today announced it will build new energy generation as part of its commitment to ensure long-term reliability and produce cleaner energy for its customers.  The new energy generated will replace a portion of the capacity from coal-fired ... Read more
  • Yen Group, LLC -Invests $10.2 Million in Manufacturing Facility in Port Huron Industrial Park September 22, 2016 by Katie Curnow - St. Clair County, Michigan – September 21, 2016 View: Comments from U.S. Representative Candice Miller  Yen Group, LLC –is a newly established entity that will focus on fulfilling purchase orders of engine blocks, heads and other engine components for customers that have requirements that are consistent with their business objectives, including their partner company in Indiana.  ... Read more
  • Genesee County Recognized as Certified Connected Community September 7, 2016 by Katie Curnow - Technology Action Plan and priority goals presented (GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. – Aug. 31, 2016) – Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Genesee County, Michigan, for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Today, Connect Michigan presented Genesee County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan before the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, University of ... Read more