Michael A. Finney, the President and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the State of Michigan’s lead economic development agency, was in West Michigan and addressed local officials and leaders. Finney is responsible for executing Governor Snyder’s economic development strategy.
Finney explained the current "Pure Michigan Campaign" and redefined Michigan as a place where, simply put, we are good at "making things"and that our current strength is still manufacturing. He acknowledged that this also included "growing things", referring to our strong agricultural production. He referred numerous times to food processing plants, which Alpine Township would love to be home to. He stressed the importance of working with local economic development agencies such as "The Right Place", an organization that Alpine Township is partnering and is our direct source towards any Michigan programs that may be offered.
|Michael Finney with Grand Valley Metro Council Executive Director Don Stypula|