(FLINT, Mich. – Oct. 5, 2018)  “Congratulations on a great acquisition by the Mass Transportation Authority, one that’s certain to pay dividends for the public transportation agency and the community at-large. It’s the latest example of the kind of forward-thinking and community-focused leadership by Director Ed Benning that has made the MTA a trailblazer in […]

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The I-69 Thumb Region, a seven-county partnership, is accepting entries for the region’s 2018 Catapult Small Business Competition. This contest of ideas aims to help “catapult” entrepreneurs and small-business owners to the next stage in growing their businesses. Each of the region’s member counties – Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola – will […]

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For many small businesses, developing proposals in response to government request-for-proposals (RFPs) can be a confusing, time consuming and stressful process. But the Region 6 Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is ready to help. PTAC is offering a free, three-part webinar series that will help dissect the […]

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To retain and attract businesses in our region, the I-69 Thumb Region partners, including the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, and the EDA University Center for Community & Economic Development at UM-Flint are working together to gather information about the area’s business climate. Business leaders who are on the front-line of these issues are […]

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Lear Corp. on Aug. 11 welcomed the community to its new $29-million, 156,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, built on the site of the former Buick City administration building. Employment at the facility, which will supply seating for General Motors’ Flint Truck Assembly plant, is expected to grow 600 when it reaches full capacity by 2019. Click here to view […]

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For a decade, the eTEAM was perhaps known as the organization that presented Jumpstart, a half-day conference held annually for prospective and emerging entrepreneurs in Flint & Genesee. Although the conference was retired at the conclusion of last year’s event, eTEAM is alive and well, and still hard at work helping entrepreneurs to realize their […]

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