Advanced Manufacturing District of Genesee County

Advanced Manufacturing District of Genesee County

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An Exciting Opportunity to Create Local Jobs and Attract Investment

The 1,000-acre Advanced Manufacturing District of Genesee County is an opportunity for transformational investment that will create thousands of jobs and pump millions of dollars of new revenue into our community, region, and the entire state. The site, located in Mundy Township, features unique characteristics that set it apart from other sites and make it especially attractive to a high-tech manufacturer.

We support efforts by the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance and local and state leaders to attract an advanced manufacturer to our region because it will create thousands of local jobs, spark investment, and create opportunities for young people right here in Genesee County.

The Advanced Manufacturing District in Mundy Township represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create thousands of local jobs after decades of job losses, disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued high prices due to lingering inflation.

A new advanced manufacturing project will pump money into local small businesses, generate revenue and investment for our community, and keep our property values high. More people living and working in Genesee County means more foot traffic here and more customers at our shops, grocery stores, and restaurants.

An advanced manufacturing project will mean additional tax revenues that support our schools, roads, and public safety. It will also help bring the supply chain back to the U.S. allowing us to compete with other states and other countries.

We support creating opportunities for young people and future generations to find local jobs, so they aren’t forced to move away to find jobs. Many of these working-class jobs will create a local talent pipeline where young people can acquire the skills and training to succeed right here in Genesee County.

We are excited about the enormous potential of the Advanced Manufacturing District, and we support efforts to bring local jobs, opportunities, and investment to our region.

Signed by:

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Consumers Energy

Cooper Commercial

Dee Cramer, Inc.

E & L Construction Group, Inc.

Flint Bishop International Airport

Flint Cultural Center

The Genesee Group

Goyette Mechanical

GST Michigan Works! Inc.

Hamilton Community Health Network, Inc.

Hurley Foundation

Hurley Medical Center

Kettering University

Koegel Meats

Lewis & Knopf CPAs, PC

Lurvey Construction

Management Diversified, Inc.

Mass Transportation Authority

McLaren Flint

Mott Community College

NorthGate

Randy Wise Automotive Team

Rolls Mechanical

Sorensen-Gross Construction Services

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

University of Michigan-Flint

Advanced Manufacturing District of Genesee County site

Background Information

The 1,000-acre advanced manufacturing campus in Mundy Township represents a major opportunity to create thousands of good-paying, high-skill jobs in Flint & Genesee.

  • Our community and small business owners have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, high inflation, and decades of job losses.
  • An advanced manufacturing project in Genesee County will help turn around our local economy and create good-paying, blue-collar jobs and local opportunities for workers without a college degree.

The 1,000-acre advanced manufacturing campus in Mundy Township represents a major opportunity to create thousands of good-paying, high-skill jobs in Flint & Genesee.

• Our community and small business owners have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, high inflation, and decades of job losses.

• An advanced manufacturing project in Genesee County will help turn around our local economy and create good-paying, blue-collar jobs and local opportunities for workers without a college degree.

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An employee wearing purple gloves handles equipment used to produce microchips.

A new advanced manufacturing project will pump money into local small businesses, generate revenue and investment for our community, and help keep our property values high.

  • More people living and working in Genesee County means more foot traffic in our community and more customers at our small businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants, and shops.
  • An advanced manufacturing project will generate more revenue for our community and region, supporting schools, roads, and public safety.
  • It will also be a magnet for billions of dollars of new capital investment, sparking new small businesses across our region.

A new advanced manufacturing project will pump money into local small businesses, generate revenue and investment for our community, and help keep our property values high.

• More people living and working in Genesee County means more foot traffic in our community and more customers at our small businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants, and shops.

• An advanced manufacturing project will generate more revenue for our community and region, supporting schools, roads, and public safety.

• It will also be a magnet for billions of dollars of new capital investment, sparking new small businesses across our region.

It will create opportunities for young people and future generations to find local jobs, so they don’t have to leave our area to succeed.

  • Local residents will have access to good paying, high-quality jobs that will allow them to remain here, buy a home and raise their families rather than having to move elsewhere in Michigan, or even leave the state to find work to earn a good living.
  • Investing in advanced manufacturing helps bring our supply chain back to the United States, bringing back jobs that have been lost to foreign companies and ensuring that our country is less reliant on foreign countries like China, which helps protect our national security.

It will create opportunities for young people and future generations to find local jobs, so they don’t have to leave our area to succeed.

• Local residents will have access to good paying, high-quality jobs that will allow them to remain here, buy a home and raise their families rather than having to move elsewhere in Michigan, or even leave the state to find work to earn a good living.

• Investing in advanced manufacturing helps bring our supply chain back to the United States, bringing back jobs that have been lost to foreign companies and ensuring that our country is less reliant on foreign countries like China, which helps protect our national security.

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Advanced Manufacturing District of Genesee County

Frequently Asked Questions

The 1,000-acre Advanced Manufacturing District has been carefully planned and prepared for a variety of uses such as advanced manufacturing, engineering, robotics, or research and development, creating opportunities for the area to attract cutting-edge businesses and industries.

The site has several compelling characteristics for industry, including its proximity to three freeways, an airport, a railroad, and access to skilled trades workers as well as three great local colleges.

A new advanced manufacturing project will create good-paying, blue-collar local jobs and create local opportunities for workers without a college degree. It will also attract new investment, spark additional revenue for small businesses, and pump millions of dollars into our community, our region, and the entire state.

Our focus has been on assembling the land and doing our due diligence through surveying and other studies. We are currently marketing the site to companies with projects that will have a positive, transformational impact in our community.

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There’s no other property like it in our region. The AMD has everything an advanced manufacturer would need to thrive. That includes access to a high-skilled talent pool and a robust network infrastructure of educational systems, roads, rail, airports, water, sewer, gas, and electricity.

It’s rare to be able to pursue an investment like this, and this opportunity doesn’t come along every day. The timing is right, and we are fortunate to have the land and the infrastructure in place to pursue a manufacturing project that will create new local jobs.

The type of project we’re seeking – one that will create thousands of good paying, local jobs in Flint & Genesee and invest billions of dollars in our community – requires more acreage than acreage available at any of our local brownfields. In fact, our largest brownfield, the former Buick City site, is approximately 350 acres and roughly one-third of the size the AMD.

While we continue to market the AMD, we are absolutely committed to redeveloping our area brownfields to build a stronger Genesee County. We are excited about recent successes in that area, most notably with Ashley Capital’s investment at the former Buick City manufacturing campus.

An environmentally conscious planning approach will be at the forefront of any decision for the development of this property. This considers the protection of everything from rivers, streams, and lakes, to water quality, air quality, and soil.

Any development will be regulated by federal and state agencies, including the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And each phase of development will be subject to the state’s environmental regulatory and permitting processes and considerations.

Beyond state and federal requirements, Mundy Township also requires that developers complete certain biological assessments. Any user that applies for this site must abide by all local, state, and federal requirements.

As the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance markets the AMD, we have conducted studies covering the presence of threatened and endangered species, wetland identification and delineation, etc. The results of these studies will help inform how we approach the development of the property moving forward.

A significant portion of this site was and/or is used for agriculture. However, the AMD represents just a small fraction of our county and state’s total farmland. Michigan is home to 10 million acres of farmland, more than 3 million of which are under permanent farmland preservation agreements. In 2021, the state had a record high $2.5 billion in food and agriculture exports sold abroad.

Locally, there are hundreds of farming operations in Flint & Genesee that produce everything from soybeans and corn to hay and wheat. They play a critical role in our region’s economy and success. As we work to foster a more vibrant economy, we can grow economic opportunity and champion our agricultural roots at the same time.

The site does not yet have a user. When we do secure an advanced manufacturing company for the AMD, it will help bring our supply chain back to the United States, bringing back jobs that have been lost to foreign companies. It will also make our country more economically resilient and less reliant on foreign countries like China, which helps protect our national security.

We’re focusing our efforts on advanced manufacturing companies that would create thousands of jobs and invest billions of dollars in our community. Attracting a high-quality business partner is important to us. We want a good neighbor – someone that is additive to both our economy and our community.

As we don’t have a user for the site, any discussions around road or infrastructure upgrades would be purely hypothetical. Different companies will have different needs. Once a user is identified, we will bring in the appropriate partners to conduct assessments and determine if and what changes will need to be made.

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