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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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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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