Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm announced Wednesday that two wind sector firms are among ten Michigan businesses receiving support from the MEDC, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Great Lakes Towers, a start-up wind turbine tower manufacturing company, hopes to produce over 500 wind towers annually and is planning to spend $19 million to locate its first manufacturing plant in Monroe. Atwell-Hicks, a firm focusing on alternative energy and wind power energy production and transmission corridors for wind farms, is also among the beneficiaries. The company plans to invest $5 million to expand operations in the Ann Arbor area.
MEDC approved state tax credits to win the projects. Combined, the projects are expected to create 8,912 jobs.
“Despite these challenging economic times, our aggressive economic strategy is producing results for communities across Michigan, and we will continue to go anywhere and do anything to bring new jobs to our state,” said Granholm.