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Granholm Announces Projects to Create, Retain Nearly 1,200 Jobs

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

MEDC Incentives Attract More than $97 Million in Private Investment

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced a company expansion and two brownfield redevelopment projects that are expected to create nearly 1,200 new jobs and generate more than $97 million in private investment in Michigan. The expansion and redevelopments are a result of assistance offered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).


  • BioPort Corporation

  • The city of Grand Rapids

  • Steel Industries Inc.

In her 2005 State of the State address, Granholm emphasized the importance of making Michigan a global economic powerhouse in the 21st century. Since January 2005 the Governor and the MEDC have announced the creation or retention of more than 67,000 jobs as a result of targeted assistance provided by the MEDC.