Saginaw Future 30th ANNUAL AWARDS Luncheon
It is my pleasure to write a second Saginaw Future Chairman’s letter. Not many have had the opportunity to serve two consecutive years as Chair and it was a busy one, in very unusual times, but also extremely rewarding.
Despite lingering COVID, supply chain shortages and sometimes endless Zoom calls, I think we can all say that 2021 was a year of challenges that brought us great opportunities. With direction from an outstanding Board of Directors, the skilled and professional work of our staff and the commitment of our broad base of community stakeholders; Saginaw Future had the highest number of businesses attracted and new businesses started in the history of the organization.
Thirty years of SFI is also being celebrated with JoAnn Crary, Steve Jonas and Delena Spates-Allen having served on staff since the very beginning. Almost $8 billion of new investment and more than 32,000 jobs have been created or retained in Saginaw County during those years. From government contracts to nearly $1.8 million in grants, this document highlights much of SFI’s hard work. It also celebrates the exceptional companies that continue to invest in our community and Saginaw Future.
Let’s celebrate the achievements of 2021 and look forward to new opportunities in 2022; our best days are ahead of us!
Chairman, Saginaw Future Inc. Board of Directors
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Saginaw Future Inc. (SFI) is in the business of energizing new investment and job growth in Saginaw County, MI, US.
Established in 1992, SFI is a private, non-profit alliance of local businesses, the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, the County and City of Saginaw, 16 local municipalities, education, labor organizations and local foundations. Click here to see our 2021 Annual Report.
SAGINAW FUTURE 30 YEARS ANNIVERSARY LOGO
|Saginaw Future President JoAnn Crary||Saginaw Future 2020-2021 Chairman Mark Thompson||Saginaw Future 2022 Chair Dr. Kelley Peatross||Michigan Economic Development Corporation President & CEO Quentin L. Messer, Jr.|
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GREAT LAKES BAY REGION 5
Saginaw Future works with an 8-county region that includes Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw Counties. The region is working on several initiatives, such as business attraction efforts. Go to Great Lakes Bay Sites for property information in the region and SizeUp, which is a business analysis tool for start ups and small to medium size businnesses. Much more to come!
SAGINAW COUNTY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL!
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