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21 May 24

CONTACT: Amy Bailey, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, abailey@byrumfisk.com Investment by Michigan Strategic Fund Board essential to position Advanced Manufacturing District as premier location for new business (Flint, Mich., May […]...

16 Apr 24

CONTACT: Amy Bailey, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, abailey@byrumfisk.com Michigan Strategic Fund investment will help position Advanced Manufacturing District as premier location for new business (Flint, Mich., April 16, 2024)  […]...

22 Mar 24

Millionaire Cuts & Style has been located at 4316 Saginaw St. in Flint for more than a decade, but it was only recently that the business installed a paved parking […]...

19 Feb 24

Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance, General Motors launch grant program’s fifth year (Flint, Mich., Feb. 19, 2024) Today, Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance and General Motors (GM) opened applications for […]...

14 Feb 24

According to PracticePromotions.net, as of 2021, only 5% of Physical Therapists were Black – a severe underrepresentation in the field. The statistics are even lower for Black-owned physical therapy private […]...

06 Feb 24

As an economic development professional from Genesee County, Michigan, Tyler Rossmaessler has received many questions throughout his career about the status of the property once known as Buick City. And […]...

13 Oct 23

In a continuing effort to address barriers to success for minority-owned businesses, the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance will host the Business Bridge Minority Business Contracting Expo on Oct. 26. […]...

21 Sep 23

A new mixed-use development is headed to downtown Grand Blanc. The Garden Building celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony near Physicians Park on Thursday, Sept. 20. And by the time it opens […]...

31 Aug 23

Plans are underway to establish what is projected to be the country’s largest hydrogen storage manufacturing plant in Grand Blanc Township. Here’s what you need to know about the Plastic […]...

22 Aug 23

(LANSING, Mich., Aug. 22, 2023) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a range of projects underscoring the state’s dedication to advancing Michigan’s leadership in future mobility […]...

20 Jul 23

It’s been 13 years since Miracle McGlown first learned to sew while incarcerated. In the years that followed, the Flint native was granted clemency from former President Barack Obama, returned […]...

02 Mar 23

Funding available for small businesses through ‘Moving Flint Forward’ GM increases funding for next round of Moving Flint Forward Grant Program (Flint, Mich., March 2, 2023) Today, General Motors (GM) […]...

06 Oct 22

By Tiana Harrington My husband, Wayne, and I established our barbershop and salon in June 2014 to help our clients look and feel good about themselves. Since then, we’ve expanded […]...

03 Oct 22

Please join Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance for the Flint & Genesee Business Bridge Kick-off on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The event will be […]...

09 Sep 22

It’s been five years since Porcha Clemons first opened Heart Of Worship Dance Studio inside of West Court Street Church of God. Since then, she has taught hundreds of Flint […]...

19 Aug 22

When Issac Crawford purchased a house from the Land Bank in 2017, he had no idea the experience would lead him to become an entrepreneur as well. But after he […]...

29 Jun 22

Sorensen Gross Company announces the relocation of its headquarters office to the Plaza One Building in downtown Flint, joining an existing satellite office and paving the way for future company […]...

04 May 22

General Motors and Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance today announced that 15 small businesses in Flint were awarded a total of $150,000 from the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant […]...

25 Apr 22

Increasing the exposure and market access for Genesee County’s minority-owned small businesses is a key component of a resilient and vibrant local business community. That’s where the Flint & Genesee […]...

17 Feb 22

GM renews funding for the Moving Flint Forward Grant Program Today, General Motors (GM) and the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance announced a third round of its grant program created […]...

12 Jan 22

For many small businesses, gaining a foothold into the lucrative field of government contracting requires a team effort. However, identifying the right business partnership is rarely as easy as thumbing […]...

15 Dec 21

A $46 million project is launching to expand the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint and the McLaren Proton Therapy Center. Once complete, the projects will allow more patients access […]...

14 Aug 21

Earlier this year, 15 small businesses in Flint were awarded $10,000 each through our Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program. And for Tonya Atkins — who was laid off […]...

29 Jul 21

It’s been just over two years since Jackie Earley purchased and started rehabbing a vacant building in the Grand Traverse District. Today, that building is home to CompuNinjas, Earley’s computer […]...

21 Jul 21

The Region 6 Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) on Aug. 12 will host “Meet the Buyer” for businesses looking to expand their customer base through government contracting opportunities. This year’s […]...

21 Jul 21

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced plans to create a new Michigan state park in the City of Flint by utilizing federal relief dollars from President Biden’s American Recovery Plan. This would […]...

21 Jul 21

Earlier this year, General Motors and the Flint & Genesee Group awarded grants to 15 small businesses in Flint. Among those recipients was Sal’s Gym Flint, located at University Avenue […]...

30 Jun 21

The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call not only for the protection of public health globally but for the business community as well. While responding to distress calls from numerous […]...

25 Jun 21

By Patrick Hayes A big part of the experience customers get when they enter Flint Trading Co., owned by Walter McAdow, is simply McAdow himself. “I’m kind of like this […]...

08 Jun 21

Analysis offers insights on evolving needs, challenges and opportunities facing small business owners; findings based on 350 small businesses in Genesee County Diversifying Genesee County’s economy by creating an entrepreneurial […]...

03 May 21

In a show of support for Genesee County’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, the Flint & Genesee Chamber, in conjunction with the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance and Explore Flint & […]...

27 Apr 21

The economic rebound that’s underway has a number of local manufacturers in search of talent to fill openings for entry-level, skilled trades and managerial positions. Job seekers on May 10, […]...

11 Mar 21

General Motors and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced that 15 small businesses in Flint were awarded a total of $150,000 from the Moving Flint Forward Small […]...

03 Dec 20

GM renews funding for the Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Moving Flint Forward Grant Program Today, General Motors (GM) and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announce a second round […]...

23 Jul 20

By Skyelar Herriman Vern’s Collision has been a part of my life since I was born. It’s also been a part of the community’s life for more than 49 years. […]...

21 Apr 20

Before Sherman’s Lounge closed in observation of the current executive orders, we caught up with Bruce Hardy about the Moving Flint Forward program. Here, he shares how he and his […]...

08 Apr 20

As part of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program, each grantee must work with a local nonprofit organization, either through volunteering, coordinating a service project or providing a […]...

03 Mar 20

By Jaszmane Sisco Sisco’s Catering LLC is a family-based catering business that was launched in 2017 after my dad, Therman Sisco, completed the Flint Small Business Initiative Program through Laura Sigmon of […]...

29 Feb 20

With help from the General Motors-funded Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program, Beck’s Barber & Beauty is expanding its business into building space that previously had gone unused for more than […]...

24 Feb 20

As part of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program, each grantee must work with a local nonprofit organization, either through volunteering, coordinating a service project or providing a […]...

19 Dec 19

General Motors and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced 15 recipients of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business grants, totaling $150,000. The GM-funded initiative supports revitalization efforts […]...

01 Oct 19

An informational session for business owners interested in applying for the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program will be held Oct. 8 at Bethlehem Temple Church, 3401 Martin Luther […]...

25 Sep 19

From FlintSide Ashley Schafer | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 FLINT, Michigan — Neighborhood businesses will get a $200,000 boost through a new grant program funded through General Motors and awarded in partnership […]...

23 Sep 19

From WNEM TV5 Stephen Borowy | Posted Sep 19, 2019 Some Vehicle City organizations will get a tune-up thanks to a new grant program with General Motors. The Flint & […]...

23 Sep 19

From NBC25  by Elise Dolinar | Wednesday, September 18th 2019 FLINT, Mich. – Small businesses can now utilize funds from a grant program recently launched by General Motors (GM) and […]...

23 Sep 19

From The Flint Courier News Today, General Motors (GM) and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announced a grant program to help Flint neighborhood businesses address challenges that impede […]...

18 Sep 19

From MLive.com By Zahra Ahmad | MLive.com | zahmad@mlive.com FLINT, MI– Moving Flint Forward, a new program started by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and General Motors, will distribute […]...

18 Sep 19

Flint & Genesee Chamber and GM launch small business grant program Today, General Motors (GM) and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announced a grant program to help Flint […]...