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Grand Blanc Township supervisor says thousands of jobs could be coming

(WJRT)
Published: Mar. 18, 2019 at 6:09 PM EDT
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(03/18/19) - Big changes and potentially thousands of jobs are coming to Grand Blanc Township.

Township Supervisor Scott Bennett said officials are working with companies looking to locate in the area.

"One potential employer to come to the area would bring 2,000 jobs alone. So we're talking thousands of jobs," Bennett said.

He couldn't say exactly what businesses are expected to set up shop due to confidentiality agreements. He also couldn't discuss a timeline for any of the developments.

The biggest development is part of an area dubbed Tech Village located south of Baldwin Road.

"Industrial, developers are going to include housing, small retail, restaurants, what have you and corporate headquarters. Very exciting," Bennett said.

The township has a plan in place to become one of the best locations to live and work in Genesee County.

"We have roads projects, we have developers looking at our township. We have expansions, so we have quite a bit going on," said Bennett.

He said the township is the perfect location to attract all sorts of new businesses and for those looking for a great community to live. Bennett boasted proximity to I-75 and I-69, an available skilled workforce and good policing.

"Our police do a fabulous job of working with the community to make sure that people feel safe and secure," he said.

Bennett added the township is very business friendly.

"I think our township also does a fabulous job of making sure that developers and business owners know that we want to work with them, that we see this as a partnership and we want it be a great quality of life residents," he said.

Aldi is opening a store this year in the shopping center on Saginaw Street that already has Kohl's and PetSmart. The township also is looking at adding more parks and trails.

"People want to live in this area. They also want to work in this area, they want to dine in this area -- and we are trying to fill those needs," Bennett said.