Exciting News For St. Clair CountyApril 25, 2017by Katie Curnow-Dan Casey, CEO of Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County, announced expansion news and job growth opportunities for St. Clair County. Watch the video to learn more about this exciting development. Learn more at ebw.tv.
Automotive Supplier Investing $15M In Michigan ExpansionApril 25, 2017by Katie Curnow-US Farathane, LLC—a global automotive supplier that serves the automotive industry, including OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers—is expanding in the city of Port Huron, MI. The company will invest $15 million in the project, which will create an additional 205 jobs in the area over the next three years. “The company has been awarded several new ... Read more
Michigan Specialty Coatings, St. Clair, MI – Receives Two National AwardsApril 24, 2017by Katie Curnow-St.Clair, Michigan – April 24, 2017 Michigan Specialty Coatings, located in St. Clair, Michigan has been recognized with two national awards from CoatingsPro Magazine. Industry winners were recently announced in New Orleans at the 2017 inaugural Contractor Awards Program designed to showcase and recognize the projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the field of ... Read more
Ecotourism Symposium at The Willows Ecology Center at Chatfield SchoolApril 18, 2017by Katie Curnow-Michigan’s I-69 Thumb Region is highlighting Ecotourism in the seven county Region which includes Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola counties. Ecotourism can be defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). On Thursday, May ... Read more
Grants to Support River Cleanups in Eight CommunitiesMarch 30, 2017by Katie Curnow-Today, the Great Lakes Commission and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced nearly $21,000 in grants to fund river, stream, and creek cleanup events around the state. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program provides $500 to $5,000 in grants to clean and improve Michigan’s waters. Local governments often partner with nonprofit organizations ... Read more
Ferris building renovation in downtown Flint to get $2.5 million grantMarch 28, 2017by Katie Curnow-FLINT, MI — The state awarded a $2.5 million Michigan Strategic Fund grant to support the Flint Ferris Wheel Innovation Center and 100K Ideas in downtown Flint. With the renovation of the seven-story building comes 100K ideas, an innovation platform that is expected to “put a new spin on the way innovators approach the startup ... Read more
Huntington Bank to invest $5.4M in downtown Flint, bring in 60 jobsMarch 14, 2017by Katie Curnow-FLINT, MI — Huntington National Bank plans to expand its call center in downtown Flint, investing nearly $5.4 million in renovating its Saginaw Street complex and creating 60 new jobs. A $450,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund brought the overall cost to relocate the bank’s call center to Flint lower than a competitive ... Read more
St. Clair County Special Report in Crain’s Detroit BusinessMarch 12, 2017by Katie Curnow-Businesses are growing in the Blue Water region, the craft beer is brewing, and the pace of development continues to accelerate. Through it all, philanthropists, business owners, educators, and real estate developers are collaborating in innovative ways to build competitive talent pipelines, attract investors to new ventures, and invigorate downtown life. Read about the investment ... Read more