Saginaw Future 31st ANNUAL AWARDS Luncheon
It is my pleasure to include this letter in the SFI Annual Report that recognizes the outstanding projects all across Saginaw County in 2022. Most of us have heard about the transformations taking place in the international marketplace and Industry 4.0, but we are also seeing dynamic changes in what we have termed Economic Development 4.0.
With the drive for electric vehicle development, Nexteer continues to make huge investments within its Global Technical Center and world class U.S. Operations in Saginaw. A national effort to bring home the semiconductor supply chain helped spur a $375 million investment by leading polysilicon manufacturer Hemlock Semiconductor. Many of the stories included in this publication reflect growing entrepreneurialism, urban investment and the rising creative class. Ox Eye Media, which develops games, comic books and digital media, purchased the Jefferson One Building in Downtown Saginaw. That excitement extends to places like Frankenmuth, which will have the largest indoor water park in Michigan and the Village of Merrill that had a closed school repurposed into 17 market rate apartments and a more than $25 million investment by Merrill Technologies.
Economic Development 4.0 is here and Saginaw County is capitalizing on those opportunities!
Chair, Saginaw Future Inc. Board of Directors
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SAGINAW FUTURE 2022 ANNUAL REPORT
Established in 1992, SFI is a private, non-profit economic development organization. SFI is an 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.
Saginaw Future assists companies to secure or identify funding sources, incentive packaging, provides site location services, pursues government contracts, connects with export assistance, job training and other resources. SFI also serves as an advocate for business investment projects, connects with resources to address workforce needs and serves as a community liaison through our service contracts with local and state government partners. SFI also continues to promote efforts to attract and develop talent.
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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, click here for additional information, and check out our regional YouTube channel.
SAGINAW COUNTY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL!
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