St. Clair County, Michigan – February 13, 2018  

The Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County hosted its Semi-Annual luncheon yesterday, February 12, at the Blue Water Area Convention Center.  The organization shared key measures from 2017, including that the region benefited from 728 new jobs and $127 million in private investment.

"The economic development growth and tremendous momentum we are seeing in our region is the direct result of the efforts of many.  As shared in this week’s edition of Crain’s Detroit Business (February 12-18), the region has taken a collaborative approach to economic development and we’re seeing many positive results of working together,” said Dan Casey, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance (EDA).

St. Clair County is booming again. New commercial investments in our downtowns and communities have taken off, totaling $70 million and are expected to continue to grow this year.  Healthy local companies expanded facilities and added workforce, resulting in 20 expansion projects totaling $40.3 million.  The region also attracted $17 million in new business investment in 2017 and added 256 single family homes and apartment units.     

The EDA shared that economic growth in St. Clair County for 2018 is expected to be even greater, with several projects already in the pipeline.  In 2018, the EDA will be working harder than ever to strengthen the economy.  To view a copy of the EDA’s 2017 annual report, click here

A snapshot of some of the featured projects of 2017 can be seen below (also available in the annual report):