Saginaw, Mich., part of the Great Lakes Bay Region, February 17, 2017 inaw Future Inc. (SFI) celebrated its 25TH ANNUAL AWARDS Luncheon and 25 years of economic development in Saginaw County at Horizons Conference Center. The event was attended by more than 475 business and community leaders, along with a special message from U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Saginaw Future honored 32 projects announced in 2016 valued at nearly $92 million that will create and retain more than 1,000 jobs. These projects represent significant growth in manufacturing and continued investment in the City of Saginaw, along with developments in communities throughout Saginaw County. In addition to the Economic Excellence Awards, Mistequay Group Ltd. was selected as the Saginaw Future Procurement Technical Assistance Center Contractor of the Year.
“Over the past year, SFI assisted with 21 manufacturing, two logistical, four commercial and business services and related development projects,” said 2016 Saginaw Future Chairman Dan George. “Investment and interest in Downtown and Old Town Saginaw are robust and making an incredible impact on our urban center. All of this progress points to a healthy and growing economy.”
The ANNUAL AWARDS Luncheon also celebrated and reflected upon Saginaw Future’s 25th Anniversary of providing a single vision for economic development in Saginaw County.
“For 25 years, our primary focus has been to diversify the economy and support new investment projects that create and retain jobs for our community, said Saginaw Future President JoAnn Crary “SFI will continue to foster development and attract jobs that strengthen Saginaw County and the Great Lakes Bay Region.”
The Luncheon featured speaker was Mike Richardson, Nexteer Automotive's president and executive board director. He highlighted Nexteer’s role in automotive innovation and the development of new technologies.
Established in 1992, Saginaw Future Inc. (SFI) is a public-private alliance of local businesses, the County of Saginaw, City of Saginaw, 15 local municipalities and the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce. SFI’s strategic partners also include education, labor and government. Since its beginning, SFI has remained dedicated to fostering quality job creation through expansion of local industry and attraction of new business projects to the community. www.SaginawFuture.com