Michigan

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Michigan.

Michigan University Research Corridor

Michigan’s URC Contributes $958M, 11,600 Jobs In Detroit

The University Research Corridor accounts for one in 20 Motor City jobs amidst continued recovery, according to a new report.
Detroit Flex-N-Gate

Flex-N-Gate To Create Up To 650 Jobs In Detroit

The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $3.5 million performance-based grant to help automotive supplier Flex-N-Gate open a $95 million plant in Detroit’s eastside I-94 Industrial Park.
food processing

Michigan Hot Dog Maker To Expand, Hire 140 Workers

Kent Quality Foods received a $750,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to support the $35M expansion.
Ann Arbor Michigan Duo

Duo Security, Inc. Adding 300 Jobs In Michigan

Duo Security will invest nearly $2.5 million to expand its existing operations and create up to 300 jobs in Ann Arbor, MI.
Toyota Research Institute

Toyota Chooses Ann Arbor For Third U.S. Research Facility

The research institute will benefit from Toyota’s existing team and University of Michigan’s research talent and facilities, where it can perform extreme-limit testing in a wide variety of environments.
Grand Rapids Michigan

Knight Transportation Creating 87 Jobs In Michigan

The Right Place, Inc., along with local and state partners in the City of Grand Rapids, approved a Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive for the Knight Transportation project.
Michigan Business To Receive Energy Incentives

1,000th Michigan Business Lands Energy Incentives

A Chinese auto parts maker joins Michigan businesses that have received over $7.5 million in Consumers Energy's new construction incentives.
Michigan-Switch-Supernap-Data-center

West Michigan Lands Largest Third-Party Data Center In Eastern U.S.

Las Vegas-based Switch will establish a new $5 billion SUPERNAP data center in Gaines Township in greater Grand Rapids, MI.

Polymorph of Plastics: Merging Corporate Molecules

Dow and DuPont have apparently agreed that they would be in a stronger position as a merged company with powerful synergies to successfully navigate an eventual breakup into more specialized units. The tentative deal also may signify the next step in the evolution of the global plastics industry, a shift in focus to specialty and advanced engineered plastics from oil-based petrochemical mainstays like polyethylene. Both companies have realized the need to get bigger before they can get smaller.
Daimler-Trucks-Michigan

Daimler Trucks To Invest $375M to Bring New Engine Line to Detroit

Daimler Trucks will invest $375 million to enable production of its new DD5 and DD8 medium duty engines at Detroit™ brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, MI.
manufacturing-innovation

U.S. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future

Seven of nine planned federally funded national manufacturing innovation institutes are getting a head start on tomorrow’s high-growth technologies.
port-of-monroe

Michigan’s Port of Monroe To Undergo Major Improvements

Michigan’s gateway port to Lake Erie and St. Lawrence Seaway will undergo a broad range of major improvements and alterations expected to transform the city of Monroe’s harbor into a leading cargo transportation center on the Great Lakes.

Special Report: Michigan’s I-69 Thumb Region

The i-69 thumb region is in a prime geographic position to serve as a distribution hub for the entire state of Michigan and a large portion of Ontario.
YFS-Automotive-Systems-Detroit

YFS Automotive Systems Investing $26.9M, Creating 160 Jobs In Detroit

YFS Automotive Systems, Inc. will build its second U.S. manufacturing facility in Detroit, creating 160 new jobs and investing $26.9 million in a new facility to design, test, and manufacture automotive fuel system components.

National Food Processor Expanding Again In West Michigan

Illinois-based Hearthside Food Solutions will invest nearly $10.7 million to expand its Kentwood, Michigan facility and add at least 91 new jobs.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

New American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute Coming To Detroit

PM Environmental, Inc. acquires $1 million in funding to help revitalize abandoned auto company building into new American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Industry Focus: Automotive – Hitting On All Cylinders

From driverless cars to all-electric vehicles, the U.S. automotive sector is going into overdrive to meet the surging demand for new cars and prepare for our green energy future.
Energy Power Systems.

Energy Power Systems Announces New Manufacturing Facility In Pontiac, MI

EPS has enjoyed great support from the State of Michigan, including the Legislature, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Oakland County; and the City of Pontiac.
Nutraceutical pill with fruit inside.

H & H Receives Funding For Chippewa Michigan Grow Facility

iMD Companies, Inc. has secured the funding needed to commence the construction of the first grow facility on the Chippewa Indian Reservation in Michigan.

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2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
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Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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