38 Companies Honored for Growth
29 Mar 2022
Saginaw, Mich., part of the Great Lakes Bay Region, March 25, 2022 Saginaw Future Inc. (SFI) celebrated its 30TH ANNUAL AWARDS Luncheon and another year of economic development in Saginaw County at Horizons Conference Center. The event was attended by more than 400 business and community leaders.
Saginaw Future honored 38 developments announced in 2021 valued at nearly $278 million. More than 2,100 Jobs were created and retained through projects and small business grants administered by Saginaw Future. These projects represent significant growth in manufacturing and service industries in communities throughout Saginaw County. In addition to the Economic Excellence Awards, SPACE Inc. was selected as the Saginaw Future Procurement Technical Assistance Center Contractor of the Year.
“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,” said 2020-2021 Saginaw Future Chairman Mark Thompson.
The Featured Speaker was Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO and President of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, who gave a vision for future economic growth for the entire State of Michigan..
"Saginaw Future works collaboratively with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and we were really excited to host CEO Quentin Messer," said Saginaw Future Inc. President JoAnn Crary. "I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Saginaw than with an incredible message from Quentin and recognizing 38 projects and the government contractor of the year."
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Established in 1992, Saginaw Future Inc. (SFI) is a public-private alliance of local businesses, the County of Saginaw, City of Saginaw, 16 local municipalities and the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce. SFI’s strategic partners also include education, labor and government. Since its beginning, SFI has remained dedicated to fostering quality job creation through expansion of local industry and attraction of new business projects to the community. www.SaginawFuture.com