A guide to economic development organizations in Southeast Michigan.

Position:Economic Development - Directory

Detroit Economic Growth Corp.

George Jackson, President & CEO 211 W. Fort St., Suite 900 Detroit 48226

Phone: (313) 963-2940

Fax: (313) 963-8839

Website: www.degc.org (under construction at press time)

Detroit Regional Economic Partnership

John W. Carroll Jr., Executive Director Detroit Regional Chamber One, Woodward Ave., Suite 1700 P.O. Box 33840 Detroit 48232-0840

Phone: (313) 596-0310

Fax: (313) 964-0168

E-mail: drep@detroitchamber.com

Website: www.detroitchamber.com/drep

Description: The Detroit Regional Economic Partnership, the economic development arm of the Detroit Regional Chamber, is a public and private sector effort representing the 10 counties of Southeast Michigan and the city of Detroit, along with 100 private-sector investors. The Partnership encourages and actively works with companies to enter the Detroit Regional marketplace through partnerships, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other techniques. We continue assisting companies by helping them locate sales offices, technical centers and research-and-development facilities in the region. Upon success, the Partnership can provide assistance to companies desiring a warehousing, distribution, assembly and/or production facility in the region.

(See page 69 for a list of Detroit Regional Economic Partnership directors.)

Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County

Doug Alexander, Executive Director 800 Military St., Suite 320 Port Huron 48060

Phone: (810) 982-9511

Fax: (810) 982-9531

E-mail: eda@edaofstclaircounty.com

Website: www.edaofstclaircounty.com

Description: The EDA is a private, nonprofit organization helping businesses locate and grow in St. Clair County. The EDA offers a full range of economic development services including: business counseling, site selection, financing packaging, attraction marketing and community planning.

Flint-Genesee Economic Growth Alliance

Todd Brian, President 519 S. Saginaw St., Suite 210 Flint 48502

Phone: (810) 238-7803

Fax: (810) 238-7866

E-mail: tweissend@flint.org

Website: www.growthalliance.com

Description: The mission of the Flint Genesee Economic Growth Alliance is to lead and coordinate economic development within Flint and Genesee County through a business plan that targets retention, expansion and attraction of key business segments including manufacturing, wholesale business services and transportation.

Lapeer Development Corp.

Jay Schwedler, Executive Director 449 McCormick Drive Lapeer 48446

Phone: (810) 667-0080


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