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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 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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Magna Invests $70 Million in St. Clair County, Michigan on 345,000 Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility
February 23, 2021
- TROY, Michigan, Feb. 23, 2021– Magna has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan, that will build complex battery enclosures for the all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV, set to begin initial production this fall.              ...

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EDA Annual Report and St. Clair County, MI. - 2020 Project Accomplishments
February 11, 2021
- The Economic Development proudly presents the organization’s 2020 annual report.  Despite dealing with the many challenges of COVID-19, St. Clair County, Michigan, experienced continued growth through business expansion, business and community development.  Overall, the region welcomed 49 projects in 2020. Take a closer look at some of the region...

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Michigan Reconnect Program launches with tuition free learning
February 2, 2021
- A $30 million program, Michigan Reconnect, has launched today to provide free college and skills learning opportunities in the state of Michigan.   Starting today, Michiganders can submit applications at Michigan.gov/Reconnect. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and can be done on a mobile...

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$243,900 GOING PRO TALENT FUNDS AWARDED TO NINE ST. CLAIR COUNTY COMPANIES
January 22, 2021
- The Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund) makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.  $39 million in grants are being awarded by Michigan’s Going PRO Talent Fund to train 30,000 workers across the state and provide training grants...

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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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