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Toledo Jeep Faces Temporary Layoffs

Toledo Jeep Faces Temporary Layoffs

As FCA has told us over the last several months, they would be moving the Jeep Cherokee in 2017 so this layoff is not a surprise. Let’s hope the lay offs  are short lived. We are hopeful that has the transition takes place that our existing supplier base in Monroe County will pick up new programs to support the Jeep …

Introduction of Michigan Thrive Initiative

Introduction of Michigan Thrive Initiative

Michigan Thrive
The Michigan Economic Growth Coalition (MI Thrive) is a group leading Michigan economic development organizations, cities and chambers who support legislation to unleash $5 billion in major brownfield redevelopment projects that will transform cities across the state.

Click read more to see the Press Release from yesterday.…

Hot 50 in Michigan

Hot 50 in Michigan


Michigan’s Hot 50 is a list showing long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and wages for the top jobs anticipated through 2024. This list also shows the education and training required for these jobs; it is good to see there are many good paying positions that are in the skilled trades arena. Click here to view. This list was…

M-1 Rail & Gordie Howe Bridge on Reported List of Trump Administration Priorities

M-1 Rail & Gordie Howe Bridge on Reported List of Trump Administration Priorities

“The BDC is encouraged to learn that the new administration may be considering the Gordie Howe International Crossing as a transformational project for the nation. We have recognized the importance of the new bridge and are working to position Monroe County to take advantage of potential new opportunities,” commented Tim Lake.

M-1 Rail QLine cars photo courtesy of Crain's Detroit Business

M-1 Rail’s QLine cars are expected to go online …