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A guide to economic development organizations in Southeast Michigan.

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

Fax: (810) 667-3541

Website: www.lapeerdevelopment.com

Description: The Lapeer Development Corp. is a community-based, nonprofit economic development organization. Its purpose is to provide a link between incentives offered by the local, state and federal governments and businesses interested in an expansion or relocation in Lapeer County. The staff will act as a liaison between the public and private sectors in obtaining the necessary assistance for a project.

Lenawee County Chamber of Commerce

David B. Munson, CCE, President & CEO 202 N. Main St., Suite A Adrian 49221

Phone: (517) 265-5141

Fax: (517) 263-6065

E-mail: info@lenaweechamber.com

Website: www.lenaweechamber.com

Description: The Lenawee County Chamber of Commerce is an active partnership of more than 760 businesses, organizations and individuals committed to strengthening the regional economy and improving Lenawee County as a place to live, work and raise a family. The Lenawee Chamber is firmly committed to providing the highest quality business, community and economic development services to all parts of Lenawee County.

Livingston County Economic Development Council

Fredrick Dillingham, Executive Director 131 S. Hyne St. Brighton 48116

Phone: (810) 227-5299

Fax: (810) 227-3080

E-mail: information@livingstonedc.com

Website: www.livingstonedc.com

Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development

Steve Cassin, AICP, Executive Director Macomb County Administration Building One S. Main St., 7th Floor Mt. Clemens 48043

Phone: (586) 469-5285

Fax: (586) 469-6787

E-mail: planning@co.macomb.mi.us

Website: www.co.macomb.mi.us/planning

Monroe County Industry Development Corp.

William Morris, President 2929 E. Front St. P.O. Box 926 Monroe 48161-0926

Phone: (734) 241-8081

Fax: (734) 241-0813

E-mail: Mail@MonroeCountyIDC.com

Website: www.monroecountyidc.com

Description: The Monroe County IDC provides information about available sites, tax incentives, demographics and workforce statistics to businesses considering locating in Monroe County. We serve businesses who are already located in Monroe County with information on expansion, development, training and business seminars.

Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services

Dennis Toffolo, Director County Service Center 1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 34 East Pontiac 48341

Phone: (248) 858-0720

E-mail: info@co.oakland.mi.us

Website: www.co.oakland.mi.us/peds

Description: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services offers a comprehensive array of community economic development services. Some of the more frequently requested services are: business development, export assistance, financial assistance, One Stop Shop (customer service center), community planning and small business assistance.

Washtenaw Development Council

Susan A. Lackey, President 3135 S. State St., Suite 205 Ann Arbor 48108

Phone: (734) 761-9317

Fax: (734) 761-9062

E-mail: mail@wdc-econdev.com

Website: www.wdc-econdev.com

Description: The Washtenaw Development Council is the lead economic development organization in Washtenaw County. A public and private partnership, the WDC is dedicated to being a one-stop source of information and services for new, existing and relocating businesses in Washtenaw County.

Wayne County Jobs and Economic Development

Dewey Henry, Director 600 Randolph St., Suite 323 Detroit 48226

Phone: (313) 224-0410

Fax: (313) 224-8458

E-mail: tjohnson@co.wayne.mi.us

Website: www.waynecounty.com/jed

How to reach the directors at the Detroit Regional Economic Partnership

John W. Carroll Jr. Executive Director (313) 596-0436 jcarroll@detroitchamber.com

Melissa Armstrong Senior Director, Research & Information (313) 596-0302 marmstro@detroitchamber.com

Mark Denson Director, North American Marketing Program (313) 596-0377 mdenson@detroitchamber.com

Pam Frauenheim Director, Technology Marketing Program (313) 596-0325 pfrauenh@detroitchamber.com

Marnita Hamilton Director, Support Services (313) 596-0310 mhamilto@detroitchamber.com

Dean Johnson Senior Director, Global Business Development (313) 596-0404 djohnson@detroitchamber.com

Angela Ladetto Director, Research Publications (313) 596-0418 aladetto@detroitchamber.com

Bernard Pekor Director, New Markets (313) 596-0316 bpekor@detroitchamber.com

Michael Shapiro Director, Regional Business Development (313) 596-0438 mshapiro@detroitchamber.com

For more information on the Detroit Regional Economic Partnership and a roster of the 2002-2003 advisory board of directors, go to www.detroitchamber.com/drep.
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