Detroit Regional Partnership touts importance of increased investment and support for strategic outreach and attraction reserve

Today, Detroit Regional Partnership President and Chief Executive Officer Maureen Donohue Krauss released the following statement after providing testimony virtually to the Senate Committee on Economic and Small Business Development on Senate bills 981-983. The legislation would capture income taxes at Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) sites to ultimately provide a revolving loan fund to secure future projects and drive job economic growth in Michigan.

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Majorel to bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to Detroit, will host job fair downtown this weekend (Feb. 25-27, 2022)

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Mary Sheffield were joined today by leaders of Majorel, a leading provider of next-generation end-to-end customer experience solutions for brands around the world, to announce that the company will be opening an office in downtown Detroit in the coming months. In addition, Majorel will be hosting a job fair Friday through Sunday at which Detroiters can land positions starting at $17 per hour with benefits.

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Winning Michigan Jobs’ shares statewide support for tiered approach to job creation

A broad coalition of regional economic development professionals from across the state today testified in support of House Bills 5425-5426, which establish the Michigan Employment Opportunity Program to win new jobs and investments for communities across the state. The bipartisan effort to establish a sustainable incentive program addresses one of the main concerns identified by industry leaders who have chosen other states over Michigan recently: the lack of a competitive, consistent economic development structure that includes incentives for establishing new, well-paying jobs.

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Detroit Region a Finalist in the EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge, Set to Compete for up to $100 Million

Today, the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) announced that it has successfully applied for a $500,000 planning grant and advanced to Phase 2 of the Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. A coalition led by the DRP will compete as one of 60 nationwide finalists for up to $100 million per grantee in American Rescue Plan Act funds for transformational economic programs that grow new industries or scale existing ones. Featured image from DRP.

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Detroit Regional Partnership hires three new team members

Detroit Regional Partnership New Team Members to Help Expand Business Development and Retention Services, Prospect Engagement Organization adds talent solutions director, lead generation and market strategist, marketing manager as it serves as single point of contact...

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Lordstown Motors Establishing Research & Development Facility in Farmington Hills

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan continues to claim its position as the automotive capital of the world with the announcement by Ohio-based Lordstown Motors Corp. on plans to establish an automotive R&D center in Farmington Hills with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The project is expected to create 141 jobs.

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