Whitmer announces 90 service jobs in Southwest Michigan

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FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2020 file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at Beech Woods Recreation Center, in Southfield, Mich. Whitmer and six other people who risked their own health and safety to help and protect others during the coronavirus pandemic will receive special Profile in Courage awards next month, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) —- Today, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) came together to announce two projects in Southwest Michigan that will create 90 new jobs in Portage and Decatur. In addition to job creation, additional housing will be developed in Kalamazoo.

The projects have been approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund, an economic recovery effort.

The company responsible for job creation is Midwest Fastener, who invested $10.8 million in creating jobs and improving communities.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer expressed the impact of this job and community development efforts,

Today’s $10.8 million investment by Midwest Fastener will create jobs and uplift communities in Southwest Michigan,” said Whitmer. “This project will help us continue Michigan’s economic jumpstart with 90 good-paying jobs in Portage and Decatur and additional housing in Kalamazoo. We will stay laser-focused on expanding economic opportunity for Michiganders across the state by creating jobs, supporting small businesses, and adding vibrancy to downtown areas.” 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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