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Granholm Announces Assistance for Lipari Foods Expansion in Warren

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Michael Shore
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State Brownfield Credits Open Door to New Private Investment

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced plans for construction of a new refrigerator/freezer warehouse for Lipari Foods on its present site in Warren, creating 50 to 75 new jobs and retaining 200 current jobs. The $18 million project is made possible by a brownfield Single Business Tax credit approved by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Lipari Foods distributes food products to nine Midwestern states.

"Creating new jobs while at the same time restoring a disused property to the tax rolls is a win-win for Warren and for the state," MEDC President and CEO James Epolito said. "This is how our brownfield incentives were designed to work, turning lemons into lemonade."

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The expansion is one of nine economic development projects the Governor announced today. In all, they are expected to create a total of 1,573 Michigan jobs.

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