Press Releases - 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Community revitalization projects to bring new opportunities for continued economic growth, create vibrant communities around Michigan

• Five community development projects will generate $31.7 million in private investment, create or retain 278 jobs • Supported communities include Detroit, Clawson, Grand Rapids and Grayling • Projects will bring needed housing, new vibrancy to downtowns across state

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Perrigo chooses Grand Rapids for new North American Corporate Headquarters, 170 high-wage jobs

• Global consumer self-care provider will add 170 new jobs and invest $44.7 million in Grand Rapids with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund • Project solidifies Perrigo’s presence in state and adds to Grand Rapids’ growing life sciences and healthcare corridor

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

MSF supports projects in Grand Rapids, Romulus, Traverse City, setting strong foundation for economic opportunity in the coming year

• Perrigo establishing North American Corporate Headquarters in Grand Rapids, creating 170 high-wage jobs • Kroger Company constructing new automated fulfillment center in Romulus, creating 270 jobs • Commongrounds Cooperative project in Traverse City will bring much-needed housing, childcare, other amenities to the community • FY21 spending plan and updated guidelines for Community Revitalization Program put MEDC strategic plan into action

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Monday, October 26, 2020

New Partnership with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Creates Opportunities for Growth for Michigan Businesses

MEDC International Trade program continues to expand export opportunities statewide

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Friday, October 23, 2020

THIS JUST IN: Leading semiconductor company KLA celebrates two years of growth in Michigan

KLA, a global leader in semiconductor manufacturing, is celebrating two years of growth in Ann Arbor, where the company has surpassed 200 hires and is under construction on its permanent building scheduled to open in 2021.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

THIS JUST IN: General Motors announces plans to invest more than $150 million in five Michigan assembly plants

The state continues to be a leader in automotive manufacturing and mobility technologies. 

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Friday, October 16, 2020

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awards more than $9 million for arts and cultural projects across the state

470 organizations, including arts and history centers, performance arts and cultural institutions, received grant funds

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

THIS JUST IN: MEDC programs win national recognition

IEDC Awards highlight success of Community Development and Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Global auto supplier Hilite International expanding in Whitehall

Expansion will create 108 jobs, generate $9.6 million in private investment in West Michigan

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Burt Lake Trail Phase III

$30,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

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