Monday, May 22, 2006
$25,000 Grant to Help Transform Former United Steel Site
Michigan Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James C. Epolito announced a $25,000 grant for the city of Ecorse today. The funding will help the city conduct a feasibility study to determine the best re-use of the city-owned Mill Street property.
MEDC officials joined Senator Raymond Basham, Representative Ed Clemente, Ecorse Mayor Larry Salisbury and other local leaders to present a ceremonial check for the funding this morning.
The Mill Street site was formerly owned by the United Steel Corporation.The city purchased the property in 2004 and has agreed to provide $5,000 in matching funds to finance the study.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life. For more information on MEDC initiatives and programs, visit the Web site at www.michigan.org
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