Michigan economic development corporation

4:16 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Organic Gyspy, other food trucks to expand

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation offered eight $10,000 grants to state mobile food owners who want to launch or expand their business.
LANSING - Eight food trucks throughout the state won a total of $77,775 in grants to either launch their business or expand it. The trucks are from East Lansing, Kalamazoo, Flint, Pontiac, Southfield, Traverse City and Marquette. They were chosen among 65 applications requesting $601,372.
6:28 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Berrien County disputes state claim it owes refund for grant

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Dispute is over whether projects produced promised number of jobs and met other requirements
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County officials on Thursday balked at a state request to pay as much as $759,000 to cover grants it provided for a pair of economic development projects.
6:40 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Post's consolidation in Battle Creek one of several projects receiving state incentives

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Post will centralize manufacturing operations in Battle Creek and relocate key leadership to Michigan
LANSING - The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced nearly $16 million in incentives for several projects that are expected to create more than 1,100 jobs. The planned projects represent about $173 million in investment in cities including Detroit, Traverse City, Fenton, Battle Creek, Marysville and others.
11:07 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Audit finds state agency did poor job monitoring low-tax zones

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Auditor General report says claims that the program generated more than 12,000 jobs can't be verified.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has done a poor job of tracking the economic impact of the state's low-tax renaissance zones, where businesses sometimes receive tax breaks 'while providing little or no employment and economic impact to the state,' Auditor General Thomas McTavish said in a report released Wednesday.