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Flint GO

Flint-Genesee Economic Growth Alliance

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $177,550
  • Grant Period November 1, 2003–October 31, 2004
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

In 1999, the National Economic Development and Law Center (NEDLC) began investigating strategies to improve the quality and quantity of economic opportunities for residents of the city of Flint. Following the research and planning process, NEDLC recommended a sector employment initiative targeting the health services and manufacturing industries. Flint GO is the manufacturing component of the initiative.Funding will enable the Flint-Genesee Economic Growth Alliance to implement and manage outreach, recruitment and training for employment in the manufacturing sector for residents of Flint’s Renewal Community, a high-unemployment, low-income area within the city. Project goals include developing partnerships to attract Renewal Community residents to the program; building training and career advancement opportunities for new entry-level and incumbent low-skilled workers; revising industry policies and practices to promote better career planning; negotiating commitments from manufacturing employers to hire residents of the Renewal Community; and providing business development services to manufacturing employers to help them increase revenues through expansion into new markets.The Growth Alliance is the lead organization coordinating economic development efforts within Flint and Genesee County through a business plan that targets retention, expansion and attraction of key business segments.