Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Michael Shore, MEDC
MEDC Assistance Backs Project, 29 New Jobs
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced a $180,000 grant to the village of White Pigeon in St. Joseph County to help finance public infrastructure improvements needed for Dexter Chassis Group to consolidate its operations and build a new manufacturing facility. The company will invest $10 million in the project which will create 29 new jobs. The grant is being made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation with funds provided by the federal Community Development Block Grant program.
The CDBG funding will be used to build a public access road and provide water and sewer service to the new facility. The village will contribute $20,000 toward the project.
The MEDC is able to award approximately $40 million in federal CDBG funds each year. There are 1,655 local governments within the state eligible to apply for these funds. Projects are approved contingent upon compliance with state and federal requirements.
Indiana-based Dexter Chassis Group manufactures specialized chassis for the recreational vehicle industry.
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.
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