Sunday, September 17, 2006

Grant could help Lenawee County develop jobs

The state is giving Lenawee County a $25,000 grant to foster agricultural innovation.
The grant is designated for developing, tasting and marketing of new food products in a “kitchen incubator” in Lenawee County and creates jobs and markets for locally grown produce, state Rep. Dudley Spade told the Toledo Blade.
Michigan’s Agriculture Commission approved the local project as part of $4.7 million in grants under Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s $2 billion 21st Century Jobs Fund.
The Granholm administration says the Agricultural Innovation Grants program “could generate as many as 267 new jobs and over $43 million in capital investment.”
Lenawee County has to provide $2,500 in matching funds, Randy Yagiela, chief strategic officer for the Lenawee Chamber for Economic Development, told The Blade.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Walberg would consider this grant program pork. If he ever supported it, the big-money puppeteers at the club for growth would jerk his funding and call him shockingly liberal.

11:35 PM  

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