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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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EDA Business Center Construction to Begin in 2022
February 16, 2022
- Above: Aerial View  Above: Interior View  Project Details: The EDA is excited to begin construction this year on its new EDA Business Center thanks to a $3.4 million grant award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, along with additional state and local funds. The...

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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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Michigan Workforce Training Center Equipment Grant Program
January 13, 2022
- Grant Program Overview In an effort to continue to support businesses, the State of Michigan is providing equipment grants for employer-driven workforce training programs. This program will pay grant awardees up to $90,000 for the purchase of new equipment used in workforce training.   Workforce training includes, but is not...

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$337,216 Going PRO Talent Funds Awarded to Twelve St. Clair County Companies
December 22, 2021
- *Photo shown is of BTM Corporation during a customized 2021 training session held utilizing GoingPRO funding awarded the previous year. The Going PRO Talent Fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.  The State of Michigan and Michigan Workforce Development...

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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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