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  • Local art organizations receive grant funding October 13, 2017 by Katie Curnow - The Huron County Economic Development Corporation recently received funding as a regranting agency for Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair and Tuscola counties from Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs. As a regranting agency, the council of arts grants money out for mini grants and professional development projects in those counties. The applicants are registered non-profit ... Read more
  • smart shelf win 2 I-69 Thumb Region Selects Winner of the Catapult Business Plan Competition September 22, 2017 by Katie Curnow - Today, seven businesses vied for the top spot in the 2017 Catapult Business Competition, with Smart Shelf LLC in St. Clair County winning first-place and taking home the $5,000 grand prize. The final round was held today as part of the 6th Annual Regional Summit, hosted by the I-69 Thumb Region at the Lapeer Country ... Read more
  • Housing Development and Incentives Headline the I-69 Thumb Regional Summit August 30, 2017 by Katie Curnow - Housing development opportunities will be a focus the 6th Annual I-69 Thumb Regional Summit when it convenes Sept. 21 at the Lapeer Country Club, 3786 Hunt Rd. in Lapeer. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSDHA) will roll-out a regional report on housing, as part of a panel discussion on housing development, said Janice Karcher, Senior ... Read more
  • Exciting News For St. Clair County April 25, 2017 by 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 Expansion April 25, 2017 by 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 Awards April 24, 2017 by 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 School April 18, 2017 by 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
  • P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc. – Honored as One of the 2017 “Michigan Companies to Watch” April 5, 2017 by Katie Curnow - (Port Huron, MI) – P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc. has been recognized as one of the 2017 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc. will be honored at an awards ceremony during the twelfth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 4, 2017 in ... Read more
  • Grants to Support River Cleanups in Eight Communities March 30, 2017 by 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 grant March 28, 2017 by 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