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Revitalization Efforts Continue in Grand Rapids Heartside Neighborhood

Monday, June 13, 2005

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

Hotel Renovation Attracts $3.4 Million Investment, Creates 35 New Jobs

"Converting hazardous, difficult-to-develop properties into sources of new jobs in the heart of our unique downtowns is exactly what the Michigan's brownfield program was designed to do, " MEDC President and CEO Don Jakeway said.

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 41,695 jobs as a result of targeted assistance provided by the MEDC.

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.