Community investment strong countywide

St. Clair County saw strong growth in 2016 thanks to key investments from across the community.

At its recent semi-annual meeting, Economic Development Alliance Director Dan Casey said last year saw very strong improvement, thanks to more than $103 million in investments countywide.
Those investments were made in the medical, logistics, automotive and retail sectors, generating more than 750 new jobs, and 32 business expansions.

Leading the way with investment, and earning EDA Partner of the Year, was the Community Foundation of St. Clair, which played a key role in in supporting The Inn on Water Street in Marine City. The $4 million boutique hotel broke ground in October and expected to be finished in the summer of 2018.

Other companies recognized for making strategic investments or creating jobs include:
ALD Thermal Treatment, Inc.
Baker College of Port Huron
BioPro, Inc.
Blue Water Air Compressor Inc.
Blue Water Glass
Britt Manufacturing Company
Campbell Shaw & Steel, Inc.
CSL Plasma
Dana Holding Corp.
Domtar Industries--Tim Wright
Grupo Antolin--Joe McCluskey
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Store
Michigan Precision Swiss Parts, Co. Inc.
Plastic Dress-Up Service, Inc.
PTM Corporation
Rex Performance Products, LLC
Sperry’s Theatre Operations
St. Clair County Community College
St. Clair Packaging, Inc.
Talecris Plasma Resources
The Inn on Water Street
US Farathane Port Huron, LLC
Wright Plastic Products Co., LLC
Yen Group LLC

This year is also off to a great start with work continuing on projects like City Flats Hotel, Blue Water Condominiums, apartments in St. Clair Township and restaurants in St. Clair. Sperry's Moviehouse opened in Port Huron, as well as its restaurant.

Casey said the Great Recession took its toll on St. Clair County, but growth is moving in the right direction again. By having a plan, strong leadership and conviction the county will continue its recovery.

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