Grant money heads to City of Gaylord

Stack of Money

New job opportunities are in store for residents in Gaylord.

The city was awarded $650,000 as part of a state Block Grant.

The money will go toward job training with AMI Industries.

Joseph Duff is city manager for the City of Gaylord.

He said, “We’re extremely excited about the new business AMI. They’ll be taking over a 71,000 square foot building. So we’ll be able to see the reuse of this existing building and put more people back to work in our community.”

AMI plans to create 101 jobs.

Duff said the company has agreed that at least 52 of the new positions will be offered to low or moderate income persons.

Another block grant has been awarded to Saginaw for a Community Revitalization Program.

Downtown Saginaw will see renovation of the historic Bancroft building as well as 49 new jobs.