State Announces More Than 600 New Jobs
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm Tuesday (March 17, 2009) announced that the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is helping nine companies grow in Michigan and is backing two brownfield redevelopment projects.
Combined, the 11 projects are expected to create and retain 2,755 jobs and generate over $177.8 million in new investment in the state. “We are working the most aggressive economic plan in the nation to diversify and grow our economy and bring new jobs to Michigan,” Granholm said. “The scope of these projects, including four IT companies choosing to expand in Michigan, shows that our plan to diversify the state’s economy continues to produce results.
Billhighway is one of the eleven companies announced on Tuesday by the Governor; a excerpt of the press release is below:
Billhighway.com – The Web-based finance and accounting software provider that serves more than 1,450 organizations across North America, which has managed more than $1.6 billion in online transactions, plans to invest $5.7 million to expand operations in Troy to launch new programs. The project is expected to create 94 new jobs, including 43 directly by the company. The MEDC estimates that the increased economic activity created by the project will create an additional 51 indirect jobs. Based on the MEDC’s recommendation, the MEGA board today approved a state tax credit valued at $1.1 million over 10 years to encourage the company to expand in Michigan over competing sites in Texas, Kentucky and Washington, DC. To support the project, Oakland County will provide an estimated $25,000 in job-training funds.
Additional coverage can be found here:
- 3 Oakland County projects win state tax credits to create 396 jobs – MLive
- Michigan Tax Breaks lure new developments – Detroit News
- State Announces More than 600 New Jobs – GLITR
- Over 2,000 Jobs Come to Michigan – WWJ
- Governor Granholm Announces over 2600 New Jobs – Michigan.gov
- Billhighway News & Press Releases – Billhighway.com