Area Employers Awarded over $1.3M for TrainingThrough Cycle 2 of Going PRO Talent Fund

Twenty-four area employers located across Genesee, Huron, Sanilac, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties were awarded a total of $1,353,925 to train current and new employees and apprentices. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) invests Going PRO Talent Fund grants to employers through Michigan’s workforce system through a competitive application process. The Talent Fund […]

LJ, Inc. constructing new facility in Shiawassee County, manufacturing autonomous dredges

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Swartz Creek, LJ, Inc. is a family-owned advanced manufacturing company providing electrical, fabrication, automation and robot integration solutions, controls engineering, HVAC and computer service needs. The company currently has 115 employees in Michigan. LJ continues to grow and is purchasing 50 acres of land in Venice Township, where it will construct a […]

SEDP Extends Deadline to Submit Responses for Website Redevelopment RFP to April 28th

The Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership (SEDP) is seeking providers to assist in the development of a new website for the organization. Specific areas of interest include web development, content development, and data curation. A complete request for information is available below. At this time, we are gathering information on firms with expertise in the above […]

Memorial Healthcare Expands Services With Launch of New Childcare Facility

Memorial Healthcare, an independent, non-profit hospital in Owosso, Mich., is expanding its comprehensive social services with a new state-of-the-art childcare facility. Located a mile from the hospital’s main campus in Owosso at 1488 N. M-52, the Memorial Childcare Academy is currently enrolling for its August opening date.  The nearly 20,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is being developed […]

Sonoco Protective Solutions Expanding in Owosso, Creating 27 Jobs

Sonoco Protective Solutions is a subsidiary of Sonoco, a leading provider of consumer protective packaging components and material handling solutions. Sonoco was founded in 1899 and has more than 300 locations worldwide. Sonoco Protective Solutions manufactures protective solutions that prevent damage while also ensuring product integrity, serving customers in the pharmaceuticals, health and beauty care, powdered […]