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New Wrigley Centers Lofts -Attracting Young Talent, Working Professionals & Empty Nesters
December 14, 2022
- Many have been anxiously awaiting the development of the new Wrigley Center Lofts in dowtown Port Huron.  Over 20 of the 36 lofts are now finished and the first residents have begun moving in.  Approximately 19 of the units have already been spoken for.   Applications are still being...

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EDA Encourages Support for St. Clair County FIRST Robotics Teams
November 29, 2022
- St. Clair County is home to nine FIRST Robotics high school teams that make up the Blue Water Area Robotics Alliance (BWARA). Area teams are seeking support from businesses as they prepare for the new season starting in January 2023. BWARA teams exist to encourage the development of students'...

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Grant funds and downtown revitalization draw young talent to the Thumbcoast
November 29, 2022
- With the completion of Port Huron’s Wrigley Center on the horizon, the new Boardwalk Theater project underway in St. Clair, and the new public marina slated for Marine City…. downtowns throughout St. Clair County, Michigan, are becoming the place to be....

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Magna to Invest $426 Million and create 920 Jobs in St. Clair, Michigan  
October 25, 2022
- Watch Magna Press Conference & Groundbreaking / Video Produced by EBWTV  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures (MEVS) is making a major EV battery production investment of $426 million in a second state-of-the art manufacturing facility in St. Clair County, Michigan.  The facility constructed in the St. Clair Industrial Park in 2021...

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Cargill Invests $68 Million in facility and technology upgrades
October 1, 2022
- Cargill, North America’s trusted supplier in salt, is making a strategic $68 million investment in its St. Clair facility. Operating for over 100 years in St. Clair County, the Cargill salt plant is unique, in that it’s the only Alberger® salt producer in the world. The high-demand...

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$9.5 Million Dollar Affordable Housing Project Coming to Port Huron / Woda Cooper Companies
September 8, 2022
- Early Concept Rendering - Port Huron, Michigan  - River District Site ($9.5 Million Investment by Woda Cooper companies) Port Huron, Michigan Woda Cooper Companies has reached an agreement with the City of Port Huron to purchase the site at 3550 Electric Avenue for $1 in exchange for development of "missing middle"...

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State of Michigan’s Grant Program for Worker Training
September 8, 2022
- Does Your Company: Spend money on employee training & skill development? Need an effective training plan for new hires? Want to upskill existing workers & prepare them for higher responsibilities? Need to reduce skills gaps in the workplace & boost morale?  If the answer is yes to any of...

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Familiarization Tour - Welcomes 20 Meeting Planners to St. Clair County, MI.
August 23, 2022
- Port Huron, Michigan – This week the Blue Water Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Team is hosting a Familiarization Tour for 20 meeting planners, each planning for multiple associations from around the state. The overnight trip is packed with sightseeing excursions, eatery tastings, team building exercises and facility tours. Some...

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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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