Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Milestones: Wonderful Economic News for Detroit!

 Three great Milestones for this Monday! Amid all of the bad news and sad news of last week (June 21 - 27 2009), there was some WONDERFUL economic news for Detroit!

 
Orion Township GM Plant
Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

General Motors will re-vamp the Orion Township Plant to build 16,000 new small cars per year; selecting the idled plant over similar plants in Wisconsin and Tennessee. Over 1,200 jobs will be saved for Metro Detroit.

 Artist's Rendering of the Shoppes at Gateway Park Project


Meijer, Inc. is negotiating to open an anchor superstore in the Shoppes at Gateway Park Project that will be opening near the Michigan State Fair Grounds at 8 Mile and Woodward. This will be the first store in Detroit for Meijer's, and the first big-box major grocery store to open in the City since Farmer Jack closed almost two years ago.


General Electric Corporation, begun over one hundred and thirty years ago by Port Huron's own Thomas Alva Edison, will build a $100M technology, manufacturing, and software research center in Van Buren Township near Belleville. The facility will employ over 1,200 scientists and engineers working on next-generation manufacturing and technology products such as renewable energy and composites.




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  2. Great to hear that there was some WONDERFUL economic news for Detroit!!!Cheers!!


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