Tuesday, September 01, 1998
The Michigan Jobs Commission today signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Michigan Office in which both resolved to work cooperatively to help assist Michigan's rural businesses and communities.Components of the agreement include holding periodic meetings to identify opportunities where partnering is possible on specific projects and informational programs, promoting the business and economic development programs of each agency, and supporting Michigan's Rural Renaissance Zones and rural Enterprise Communities. "The Michigan Jobs Commission and USDA Rural Development play a significant role in developing viable economic opportunities in rural Michigan. Our common interest in improving the overall economic conditions in Michigan is the catalyst for creating this partnership agreement," said Donald L. Hare, state director for USDA Rural Development operations in Michigan. The Michigan Jobs Commission works in partnership with local communities and existing Michigan businesses to retain and expand job opportunities, prepare Michigan workers for jobs opportunities, and improve Michigan's overall business climate.