Michigan has been awarded a Silver Shovel Award for excellence in economic development and job creating projects by Area Development’s 15th Annual Gold & Silver Shovel Awards, announced today. Each year, the Shovel Awards recognize states that attract high-value investment projects that create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.

Michigan received recognition in the 8-12 million population category on the strength of projects including FCA’s historic $4.5 billion investment in Detroit and nearby in Macomb County, Ford’s expansion at two of its key facilities and establishment of a new vehicle modification center in southeast Michigan, Acrisure’s relocation and expansion of its headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids and KLA’s new research and development center in Ann Arbor.

Author: BMN Staff