Jobs Fund meeting is Jan. 18

By Website Administrator | Jan 6, 2006

Seminar will detail how to apply for $400 million for life sciences, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing and homeland security

Interested in $400 million to support capital investment and commercial lending in the life sciences, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing or homeland security/defense? Then come to a meeting at Kettering University on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The 9-11 a.m. information session will be in Room A, on the fourth floor of Kettering's Campus Center.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) officials will be on campus to explain the 21st Century Jobs Fund and the funding and application process to distribute nearly $400 million in the four specialty areas:

  • life sciences,
  • alternative energy,
  • advanced manufacturing or
  • homeland security and defense.

The seminar at Kettering is part of a series of meetings that will happen around the state, designed to provide more information to potential business startups, researchers and product developers. Each information session will focus on presenting the program's request for proposals, proposal due dates, peer review process, eligibility requirements, funding categories, evaluation criteria and other meaningful information for potential applicants.

The 21st Century Jobs Fund is part of Gov. Jennifer Granholm's "Jobs Today, Jobs Tomorrow" plan to encourage job growth by helping to invest in new business and new technology development in the state. The meeting schedule follows:

Jan. 11, 9-11 a.m., Traverse City - Register Online

Jan. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Troy - Register Online

Jan. 13, 10-noon, Mt. Pleasant - Register Online
Jan. 13, 10-noon, Battle Creek - Register Online

Jan. 17, 9-11 a.m., Grand Rapids - Register Online
Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m., Kalamazoo - Register Online

Jan. 18, 9-11 a.m., Flint - Register Online
Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m., Saginaw - Register Online

Jan. 19, 9-11 a.m., Detroit - Register Online

Jan. 20, 10-noon, East Lansing - Register Online
Jan. 20, 10-noon, Ann Arbor - Register Online

Jan. 23, 10-noon, Houghton - Register Online

For more information contact Kelly Dyer at dyerk1@michigan.org.