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New coronavirus relief bill will provide $284 billion in loans for small businesses
December 30, 2020
- President Donald Trump has signed into law a new $900 billion coronavirus relief and stimulus package passed by Congress. The package includes an extension of last spring’s Paycheck Protection Program, allowing another $284 billion or so in forgivable, federally backed loans for ailing small businesses.   There will be $284...

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Port Huron Community Development Project (Wrigley Center) Awarded $1.5 Million Grant
December 9, 2020
- As announced by the Michigan Economic Development Center: The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $1.5 million Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant to support the Wrigley Center Development Project, which will renovate and expand a vacant, functionally obsolete one-story building in downtown Port Huron. The completed development will consist of...

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Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative Grant Program Opens December 15, 2020
December 4, 2020
- The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved a $10 million grant program to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to award grants of up to $15,000...

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MI. Three Week Pause to slow COVID-19 begins Nov. 18
November 16, 2020
- SUMMARY: Yesterday, to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an emergency order calling for a "three-week pause" of social and group activities. Taking effect on November 18, 2020 at 12:01 am, the emergency order: Closed: Casinos, movie theaters, and group exercise classes Colleges...

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DETROIT FREE PRESS NAMES SUBURBAN BOLT AND SUPPLY A WINNER OF THE DETROIT TOP WORKPLACES 2020 AWARD
November 13, 2020
- Suburban Bolt and Supply Company has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Detroit Free Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical...

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Going Pro Talent Fund Restored - $28.7 Million in Workforce Training Dollars Available for 2021
October 12, 2020
-   GOING PRO TALENT FUND $28.7 MILLION APPROVED FOR GOING PRO TALENT FUND  The Michigan 2021 budget has restored funding for The Going PRO Talent Fund with $28.7 million earmarked specifically for the Going PRO Talent Fund.  The upcoming application period, opens Monday, Nov. 2, and closes Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM. ...

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Economic Development Alliance (EDA) COVID-19 Response video
September 29, 2020
- So many of our area businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. The EDA team has been working relentlessly to connect our businesses (both large and small) to resources, information and funding programs. We are thankful for the support of membership which allows our work to continue, evolve and expand during...

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City of Port Huron COVID-19 Small Business Grant Opportunity
September 15, 2020
- The City of Port Huron Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, administered by the Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County, is a grant program designed to address economic hardships experienced by small businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program’s goals are retaining jobs...

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P.J. Wallbank Springs, Port Huron, MI - Ranked One of America’s Fast Growing Companies for 3rd year
August 17, 2020
- Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 3 rd Time, P.J. Wallbank Springs Inc. Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 3951 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 89% Percent NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Inc. magazine today revealed that P.J. Wallbank Springs...

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New Michigan Small Business Grant Opportunity
July 13, 2020
- Michigan Small Business Restart Grant Program  In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support the needs of Michigan businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. The application for...

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