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Economic Development Marketing Program

Genesee Area Focus Fund

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $91,960
  • Grant Period February 1, 2008–September 30, 2008
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Flint’s economy was dominated by a manufacturing and automotive industry that brought wealth, jobs, and infrastructure to the community. As the global economy shifted, however, the Flint area has experienced a sharp decline in manufacturing and automotive employment. The Genesee Area Focus Fund is helping to create a new model for local economic development. This grant will provide data and analysis that will guide the creation of a new strategy for creating jobs and growing the local economy.