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BY AMY ROBINSON
25 new jobs and $40,000,000 in investments are coming to Cass City in the Thumb.
The State is supporting a plan to build a new dairy manufacturing plant.
The Dairy Farmers of America, who are behind the project have been awarded a-half-a-million-dollar Michigan Business Development Program grant.
Jamie Clover-Adams is the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
“It’s an excellent example of how communities in a region in the state can work together to have a project come to fruition. It’s also an example how the food and agriculture sector is really adding the state’s economy; adding jobs and investment and improving the value chain, and that benefits everyone in Michigan,” Clover-Adams said.
Clover-Adams said this is considered phase one of the expansion project. She said the market for milk and milk products is, in her words, “infinite.”
And she said that spells good news for the new factory and for the entire supply chain in the thumb and throughout the state.