News Archive

Science Saildrones Spotted in St. Clair County
October 14, 2021
- The U.S. Geological Survey and Saildrone, Inc. launched two uncrewed saildrone explorers this summer for a 45-day sailing mission to collect fisheries data in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The drones were spotted this week in the St. Clair River and Black River canal. Invasive mussels and other factors...

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EDA Launches New Podcast
October 13, 2021
- The Economic Development Alliance in partnerhship with WGRT 102.3 has launched a new podcast series featuring news on business, community and economic development. Episodes of the podcast are available on WGRT (listen here), or become a regular subscriber on Audible, Apple Podcasts, Podcast Guru or Spotify.  

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U.S. Department of Economic Development Administration Awards EDA of St. Clair County, Michigan $3.4 million
August 30, 2021
- The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is pleased to announce it will receive a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to develop a new building and expand the region’s entrepreneurial system and county’s small business services in a state-of-the-art...

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ZF Secures Nearly $6 Billion Axle Contract for Marysville, Michigan Facility
July 22, 2021
- Press Relase from ZF:  Approximately $6 billion contract to supply beam axles and axle drives for pick-up trucks until 2027 Facility has immediate job openings with competitive wages and benefits, sign-on bonuses, to fulfill customer demands ZF solid beam axles offer pick-up trucks, SUVs and performance sedans a low-weight, high efficiency...

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I-69 Thumb Region Launches Industry 4.0 Initiative
July 21, 2021
- St. Clair County, MI –The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is pleased to be working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Region 6 Economic Development partners, Automation Alley and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center on the launch of the I-69 Thumb Region’s Industry 4.0 initiative. The MEDC I4.0 initiative...

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Marine City Marina Blue Meets Green Project receives $45,000 in Funding
May 18, 2021
- Watch Marina Project Video Pitch (Project chosen as #1 priority for Blue Meets Green Phase VI) The Community Foundation of St. Clair County has approved a grant for $45,000 to support the development of a new $377,000 marina project.   “The residents, businesses and stakeholders of Marine City are very excited,...

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Blue Meets Green Community Collaboration Continues with Phase VI Rollout
May 18, 2021
- Phase VI priorities established to support regional growth & success   Since 2010, a group of passionate community leaders and stakeholders have gathered every two years to pitch and choose projects focused around key areas that will support our region’s growth and success.  The Blue Meets Green initiative...

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Kanchan Wankhede, Hired as New Director of Entrepreneurial Services
April 15, 2021
- Port Huron, Michigan – April 15, 2021 The Economic Development Alliance, (EDA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kanchan Wankhede, as the new Director of Entrepreneurial Services at The Underground Business Incubator and Service Center.  The Underground, located in downtown Port Huron, provides entrepreneurial support and services to the entire...

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DB Delivery Solutions Receives MEDC Small Business Award
April 15, 2021
- Local entrepreneur and Smartzone client of The Underground incubator and business service center receives MEDC Smartzone Small Business Award. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is acknowledging the company with a 2021 SmartZone Best Small Business award. They’ll be honored at the 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala...

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Crain’s Michigan Business - Highlights St. Clair County Businesses
March 8, 2021
- Port Huron and St. Clair County had several projects stopped in their tracks by COVID-19 and the lockdowns. Several of them, and some new developments, are underway again. In this Crain's special report: Plans are finally coming together for Port Huron's first downtown grocery store in 50 years On...

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