Justin Horvath is President and CEO of the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership. He says the Michigan Strategic Fund approved the Community Revitalization Program.
“CRP program that the state offers is really focused on, you know turning particularly downtown buildings particularly historic buildings into something of value you know one of the challenges is you know it does cost you know a fair amount of money to rehabilitate these older historic structures.”
Horvath says the projects could create more than 50 new jobs, and more than $19-million in capital investment.
The projects are expected to be completed within the next year.
For the first time, this weekend, National Geographic has partnered with Michigan environmental groups to bring their Great Nature Project to the Great Lakes state.
National Geographic will be hosting a so-called bio-blitz in Gaylord.
Old sewage systems have contaminated surface and groundwater in Arenac County for years, according to officials with the Michigan USDA.
This month the USDA announced more than $3 million in grants will be going to two towns in Arenac and Wexford counties to fix these systems. Continue reading
The project delay is the result of a recent designation of the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue reading
The two week study was conducted by a marketing research class from Lake Superior State University.
12 students were divided into subgroups and used patron demographics to look at things like the demand for additional flight destinations, satisfaction rates and parking. Continue reading
The Central Michigan University College of Medicine has been given the green light to proceed with a second building project in Saginaw. Continue reading
Contributions are coming in to remove a “high hazard” dam from the Flint River.
The Hamilton Dam project recently picked up a $50,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network.
The Flint Watershed Coalition will use the grant to help demolish the dam, and construct a series of rock rapids that will take its place.
The project consisted of more than nine thousand pictures. Continue reading
Mid Michigan has a new project in the works that aims to improve the quality of life in the region.
The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy was awarded $28,500 in grant money for a project they call “Taking Root in Saginaw”. Continue reading
Operators of Chippewa County International airport have announced a temporary service interruption beginning next week. The move will allow for improvement work on the airport’s main runway. Continue reading