Small business expansions all around the state provide 136 new employment

Mixed-use development suggests new housing, beer back garden, 6 positions to downtown Marquette 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Advancement Corp. today to announce two business growth jobs and a single group revitalization venture envisioned to create a overall of 136 new careers and generate a complete cash investment of $22.5 million have been given assist from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The jobs are in Cadillac, Southfield and Marquette.    

“These initiatives will build 136 very good-paying out careers and make investments $22.5 million into our communities, creating our financial momentum and underscoring our motivation to supporting every corner of the point out,” said Whitmer in a information launch. “Let’s preserve competing to win tasks that bring great-paying out, high-skill work opportunities household so all people, in any community, can ‘make it’ in Michigan. Together, we will continue on sending a crystal clear concept that Michigan is open for small business and constructing on our momentum.” 


  • Two organization growth jobs predicted to create complete non-public financial investment of $14.7 million, develop 130 work in Cadillac, Southfield 
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  • U.S. Air Power supplier AAR Manufacturing incorporating 41 positions in protection and aerospace manufacturing 
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  • Mixed-use growth bringing new housing, beer backyard garden, 6 work opportunities to downtown Marquette   
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AAR Producing, Inc., founded in 1982, is a leader in lightweight, swiftly-deployable mobility programs and sustainment options with federal government, armed forces, and disaster relief purposes around the world. Its Cadillac facility designs and makes customized cargo pallet units for air-transporting important materials for the U.S. Air Power. The corporation employs 294 Michigan citizens. 

AAR is looking to put in a new creation line to manufacture its Friction Stir Weld Pallet and plans to extend at its facility in Cadillac, wherever it will make facility renovations and enhancements as well as expenditure in supplemental equipment and products. The growth aligns with the company’s very long-time period technique to safe more enterprise with its most important client and proceed to be the leading designer and producer of cargo pallets for the Air Drive. 

K2 Solutions LLC, headquartered in Chicago, presents legislation firms and corporate regulation departments with guidance and technological know-how methods while also controlling value and mitigating risk. The business offers legal IT solutions, assist desk outsourcing, managed infrastructure expert services, schooling and safety consulting to hundreds of legislation firms worldwide.  

 “This significant expansion by K2 Expert services, bringing in 89 careers, demonstrates that our function to make a welcoming financial surroundings in Michigan is effectively attracting financial investment from all over the nation,” mentioned condition Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield). “I’m proud that Southfield proceeds to continue to be a premiere place to open up a small business and expand a family members.” 

Ore Dock Real Estate, LLC designs to construct and rehabilitate a blended-use advancement located at 214 Entrance Road in downtown Marquette. When accomplished, the project will contain 4 residential models, industrial house, a restaurant, and outdoor beer back garden. The job will permit the current Ore Dock Brewery to broaden its current facility, which will spur supplemental investment decision and people to the downtown. 

“I have been delighted to advocate for point out investments that guidance Marquette’s plans of incorporating positions and housing,” said point out Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette). “These varieties of projects in U.P. communities assistance us bring in and keep expertise, which is a major precedence ideal now.” 

The task is envisioned to deliver a total money financial commitment of $7.8 million and create six whole-time equivalent work. In addition to bringing new housing and redevelopment to the spot, the challenge is envisioned to generate additional foot website traffic and increase the financial vitality of the nearby businesses. The City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has been given MSF approval of condition tax capture valued at $352,605 to be utilized for the reimbursement of brownfield things to do at the website.    

The town of Marquette Downtown Development Authority will guidance the project by waiving downtown parking fees for the design interval. The Town of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is supporting the job as a result of the nearby part of the brownfield perform strategy, valued at $405,605.  Ore Dock Brewery is also an awardee of MEDC Match on Main and Revitalization And Placemaking funding to support assistance the job. The metropolis of Marquette is accredited with MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities method.