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Blue Water Co-packing / Social Sparkling Wine Opens in St. Clair County, Michigan
August 15, 2022
- St. Clair County is now the official headquarters for SOCIAL organic wines.  In May of 2022, SOCIAL sparking wine leased a 30,000 square-foot building in Port Huron to start a beverage Co-packing facility.  The company received a $10,000 "Build Our City" CDBG grant from the City of Port Huron. ...

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In St. Clair County, we launch boats & businesses
July 1, 2022
- As part of the EDA's talent attraction efforts in 2022, digital, print and social media campaigns highlighted the region's blue water assets.  We are fortunate to live in a beautiful waterfront community that not only boasts a great quality of life, but offers a healthy business climate for...

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EDA Reports Mid-Year Economic Impact: $135 Million
June 30, 2022
- As of June 2022, St. Clair County welcomed: eight area expansion & retention projects totaling $91 million fifteen commercial / community investment projects totaling $28 million eight new businesses  totaling $15 million.  This results in nearly $135 million in investment and economic growth with a total of 311 new jobs announced Y-T-D for...

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The Boardwalk Theatre Celebrates Groundbreaking in June
June 28, 2022
- The EDA team was excited to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Clair performing arts venue, now officially named "The Boardwalk Theatre" on Tuesday, June 28. As part of a naming contest, it was announced the winner is receiving complimentary season tickets for the venue'...

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Duke Broadband receives $858,227 Grant to Increase High-Speed Internet
June 23, 2022
- It was announced by the Governor on June 14, that EDA Member Duke Broadband would receive an $858,227 grant award towards a $1.3 million fiber project in St. Clair County's Ira Township. The project will connect 367 locations (homes and businesses) with high speed fiber with speeds up to 1/.1 Gigabytes per second....

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$1.24 Million Grant Helps St. Clair County Secure Ontario-based Axiom Engineered Systems
May 25, 2022
- On March 24, 2022, the Michigan Strategic Fund awarded a $1.24 million grant to Ontario-based Axiom Engineered Systems, LLC.  The company will bring operations to the Village of Capac in St. Clair County, Michigan and create up to 200 new jobs, paying an average wage of $25 per hour or more.  Axiom...

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Talent Attraction Fund Grant Opportunity for Port Huron Businesses
May 19, 2022
- Qualifying Grant Categories (25% match required on all funding) First-Come, First-Serve Grant Must have physical location in the City of Port Huron Advertising / Marketing of Job Openings such as:  Billboards, Digital Ads, Social Media Boosts, Blue Water Bus Advertising, Radio  (up to $1,000)   Employee Referral Bonus Program – Covers...

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$5,000 CITY OF PORT HURON EMERGE FUND GRANT OPENS TODAY
February 23, 2022
- St. Clair County, MI –The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) in partnership with The Underground Incubator is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the new Emerge Fund – Port Huron.  Not to be confused with the Incubator’s existing Emerge Fund, which is open to startup...

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2021 brought over 800 Jobs and $167 Million in Regional Investments
February 16, 2022
- The Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County hosted its virtual Semi-Annual meeting yesterday, February 15.  The organization shared key measures from 2021, including that the region benefited from 584 total new jobs from attraction projects, community development and business expansions totaling $167 million in private investment.  With support from the Michigan...

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St. Clair County RESA awarded $300,000 for Michigan Tri-Share Child Care program
February 15, 2022
- St. Clair County, MI –The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is pleased to announce that St. Clair County RESA has been selected by Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and Michigan Women’s Commission (MWC) as a recipient of the MI Tri-Share Care pilot program grant. This grant...

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