Build Ready Sites

The MEDC Build Ready Sites Program assists communities and local economic development partners increase the inventory of project-ready sites for industrial development across the state. Through this program, MEDC has been able to continually highlight the strengths of Michigan’s cities and sites for doing business.

The city of Ecorse is very pleased to be a recipient of a 2020 MEDC Site Readiness Grant. This funding will help us evaluate and address environmental contamination that has long been an impediment to productive redevelopment of the city-owned Mill Street site, a former steel mill. MEDC has been a great partner in this process and we are very optimistic that the end result will be new, high-quality industrial development that creates significant tax base and jobs for the city and region.

Richard Marsh

Ecorse City Administrator

Baraga County is a fantastic place to do business. Having the right site in place to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, help industry grow, and provide employment are essential to L'Anse, Baraga County, and the Upper Peninsula's future. With these (site readiness grant) funds, the village of L'Anse, in partnership with the Baraga County EDC and Lake Superior Community Partnership, will be able to continue to help secure our economic future.

Bob LaFave

L’Anse Village Manager