A $500,000 grant is coming from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
to the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator to increase efforts to cultivate businesses and jobs in the areas of defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing.
was one of 12 incubators and business accelerators selected to share in $6 million in grants.
Macomb-OU INC will use its half million dollar grant to develop and enhance staffing, operations and programming offered to small businesses.
"The Macomb-OU INCubator is very grateful for this grant award," director Julie Gustafson says in a statement announcing the grant. "This support will go a long way towards enhancing current programs and developing small business trainings that will better serve emerging companies in Macomb County."
The incubator is located in a Technology Advancement SmartZone of Sterling Heights, and it provides comprehensive development and innovative support to start-up and emerging businesses in the areas of defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing.
Source: David Groves, assistant director of media relations, Oakland University
Writer: Kim North Shine