Patrick Center April 30, 2014 | WGVU “We’ve been nurturing these projects through the winter and spring comes and they all came at once so we’re thrilled.”
That’s Birgit Klohs, President and CEO of the regional non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place. She tells us Italy-based INglass, which is involved in automotive plastic injection molding processes, will construct a $17.6 million facility in Byron Township creating 109 new jobs over the next four years with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation approving $300,000. It’s part of $4.52 million incentive package.
In Cascade Township, NOVO 1, a customer contact center specializing in healthcare, insurance, financial, utilities and retail is investing $1.5 million there. It’s forecasting the need for 287 new employees over the next three years.The MEDC approving $550,000 in performance-based grant.
Finally, Saranac’s Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is planning a $33 million expansion that’ll require 50 new workers over the next three years. The MEDC providing $500,000 worth of incentives for the project.
“There are others that we’re working on. I would say those three projects are very indicative of the positive economy we have here in West Michigan and they’re all in three very different industries.”
Klohs adds it demonstrates the diversity and positive trajectory of the local economy. ListenDownload
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