Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the expansion of two West Michigan businesses, leading to the creation of 66 new jobs in the area. Beacon Recycling in Muskegon will be adding 36 jobs as part of the state’s sustainability initiative. The expansion is expected to bring in $17.5 million in capital investment within three years and is supported by a $500,000 grant from the Micro Michigan Business Development Program.
Meanwhile, Cascade Die Casting in Sparta will be expanding with an addition of 30 new jobs to meet increased growth and demand for their products. This expansion involves obtaining new equipment and production space and will receive $180,000 from the Michigan Business Development Program, resulting in a total investment of $6 million.
Governor Whitmer praised these investments, emphasizing that they will create high-paying jobs and contribute over $23 million to West Michigan communities. She highlighted Michigan’s commitment to economic development and manufacturing job growth through its successful initiatives like the state’s economic development efforts.
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