Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Michael Shore, MEDC
MEDC Assistance Backs $500,000 Project, 10 New Jobs
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced a $100,000 grant to Whitehall Township in Muskegon County to extend the sanitary sewer system to accommodate the expansion of Michigan Adhesive Manufacturing Inc. The project is expected to create 10 new jobs and $500,000 in private investment by the company. An MEDC official presented a ceremonial check to Whitehall Township officials today.
The grant is being made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation with funds provided by the federal Community Development Block Grant program.
There are 1,655 local governments within the state eligible to apply for CDBG funds administered by the MEDC. Projects are approved contingent upon compliance with state and federal requirements. Whitehall Township will contribute $180,000 to the project.
Michigan Adhesive Manufacturing was founded in 1998. The company specializes in formulating and manufacturing high-performance, environmentally friendly adhesives, sealants and coatings for a variety of markets including general product assembly and specialty construction.
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.