Local, regional and international partners from Michigan and Canada are collaborating to provide a unique opportunity for buyers in Ontario and Michigan to diversify their supply base, discover new products, and develop cross-border contacts at the region’s first Binational Meet the Buyer event.
The Binational Meet The Buyer event will be held on April 22, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Port Huron, Michigan, from 10:30 AM -3:30PM. The event will begin with registration and opportunities for networking.Read the full story >>
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(St. Clair County, Michigan) - The I-69 Thumb Region’s logistics and distribution market is growing rapidly according to a recent study by The Corradino Group. The Kentucky project management company researches areas of potential growth in public and private sectors. The results of a study conducted this year in partnership with the economic organization IHS Global Insight revealed that the I-69 Thumb Region’s commodities traffic will see a 35 percent increase in tonnage and a 63 percent increase in the value of inbound and outbound freight by 2030. This indicates an increase in business transportation traffic valued at $48.2 billion.Read the full story >>
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LTC Roll & Engineering Company, a world class manufacturer of metallic components and assemblies supplying the automotive, building products and alternative energy market is expanding to St. Clair County, Michigan.
LTC Roll & Engineering Company has purchased the vacant Manter facility located at 7177 Marine City Highway in the Township of Cottrellville and plans to invest nearly $8.6 million to modernize the building. In addition, it will be creating 90 jobs.
LTC Roll & Engineering is a supplier to several highly recognized automotive customers, including General Motors (GM), Chrysler, Delphi Automotive Systems, Webasto, Lear, Magna and Faurecia. Currently, the company has several locations in the Detroit area with corporate offices, manufacturing, engineering and tooling. The new location will allow LTC to further grow its book of business in the automotive sector.Read the full story >>
The I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC) recently received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for Regionalism and Cross-Border Cooperation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was awarded at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, October 20.
The I-69 International Trade Corridor NMDC is a collaboration between Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair Counties, which is focused on promoting the region’s shared transportation assets (road, rail, air and water) and close proximity to Canada to generate economic development opportunities.
Aspiring entrepreneurs in the Blue Water Region will now have an even better chance of accelerating creative and innovative business concepts into newly launched businesses.
GreenLight Port Huron is proud to announce the addition of a gracious $5,000 sponsorship by the Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s Community Capital Club (C3).
The Community Capital Club (C3) has added $5,000 to the prize funding for GreenLight Port Huron’s entrepreneurial competition, raising the total giveaway to over $15,500 in total prizes, and increasing the Grand Prize (1st place) to an amazing $10,000.Read the full story >>
Six businesses have been recognized for their foray into exporting from the I-69 Thumb Region, which includes Genesee, Lapeer, Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties. More than 170 business, civic and education leaders were on hand as Exporter of the Year awards were presented during the 2014 I-69 Thumb Regional Summit held in Flint on Thursday, September 18.
Awards were presented by Richard Corson, Director, East Michigan U.S. Export Assistance Center at U.S. Department of Commerce along with economic development partners from each of the seven counties.
BioPro, a designer and manufacturer of high quality joint replacement implants and surgical devices in Port Huron, Michigan, was honored as Exporter of the Year for St. Clair County, Michigan. BioPro has been in business since 1987 and have implants with over 60 years of proven clinical success, making them one of the most experienced medical manufacturers in the U.S market. Bio Pro offers global distribution throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia/Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.Read the full story >>
Spartan Innovations at the Michigan State University Innovation Center has selected the TecPort’s Harbor Muskies to host a GreenLight Port Huron Business Model Competition in Port Huron. Their gracious sponsorship of this event will provide us with the funding to launch this first-ever GreenLight Port Huron start-up business pitch event in our community. The business model competition is hosted by TechPort, the TechPort Harbor Muskies, Spartan Innovations, Pure Michigan, the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County, St. Clair County Community College and TechPort Soup.
Entrants will pitch for a chance to win over $10,000 in start-up cash.Read the full story >>
New employees at Eissmann Automotive in Port Huron will receive customized training from St. Clair County Community College.
Eissmann recently announced that they are investing $13.55 million in a new facility in Port Huron that is creating up to 230 new jobs. More than half of these new employees will receive training through SC4 under a $300,000 Michigan New Jobs Training Program agreement.
The state program pays for training through dollars that would otherwise be paid to the state for withholding taxes.Read the full story >>
It's true! Automotive Companies LOVE St. Clair County, Michigan and a new postcard mailing being sent to numerous site selectors and real estate professionals this week tells why. EDA is marketing the strengths of our automotive industry to key individuals in the auto sector and those influencing site selection decisions. This is the first of four direct mail postcard campaigns that occur over the next twelve months.Read the full story >>
Magna Exteriors and Interiors USA, Inc., DBA Magna Interior Trim Components, is a subsidiary of Magna International, Inc. In 2010 Magna Interior Trim acquired Continental Plastics Co., an automotive interior components parts supplier with facilities inChina Township (St. Clair County) and Benzonia Township (Benzie County). The company has created 274 positions required with earlier grant funding and has experienced additional growth which will require the hiring an additional 169 employees. As a result of the additional jobs, the company’s MBDP grant has been increased by $507,000.Read the full story >>