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St. Clair County, Michigan

St. Clair Inn Developer to purchase & develop Marysville DTE Site

Jeff Katofksy, developer of the St. Clair Inn and Hotel Harrington announced Friday, May 22 (2019) his intent to revitalize the vacant former DTE power plant site with mixed use & retail.

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CityFlatsHotel redevelops waterfront Michigan National Bank Building

The Michigan National Bank building at the southeast corner of the Black River becomes CityFlats Hotel - Port Huron. Featuring 36 boutique hotel rooms; each unique, modern and eco-friendly, a grand ballroom perfect for weddings and special events and indoor and outdoor restaurants. Opening in Spring/Summer 2019. The building purchase and renovations are by west side developer, Chuck Reid.

St. Clair Inn Historic Hotel $35 Million Renovation & Upgrades

California Developer, Jeff Katofsky in on track for a Summer 2019 opening of the historic St. Clair Inn. The newly renovated hotel will offer 106 rooms, three stand-along cottages, man-made beach, fire pits and bocce ball court, outdoor swimming pool, amphittheater and multiple services areas along the St. Clair River.

St. Clair County keeps rolling on its riverside Renaissance - Crain's Detroit Business

February 10, 2019 - Special report highlights the business development momentum in St. Clair County and smart moves by local economic development organizations to help small businesses grow in the community.

Port Huron Manufacturer partners with Port Huron Area Schools on STEAM labs

P.J. Wallbank Springs, a company with nearly 40 years of history in St. Clair County is investing in the community's future. The company has committed $25,000 a years for the next six years to help fund the cost of educational materials and equipment for the new STEAM programs and labs. Port Huron area schools recently completed construction of a 20,000 Square Foot, $1.2 million STEAM lab. STEAM labs will be built at six of the district's 16 schools.

DTE Energy chooses St. Clair County to build $1 billion energy center

DTE has broken ground on its state-of-the-art 1,150 MW Blue Water Energy Center on existing company property in East China Township, Mich. It will provide affordable and reliable power for 850,000 homes beginning in 2022. Blue Water Energy Center, unanimously approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), is expected to be the most fuel-efficient power plant in Michigan. It will run on natural gas and use combined-cycle technology that captures waste heat to produce additional electricity. The plant will be 70 percent cleaner and 40 percent more efficient than the three coal-fired plants it replaces.

Hotel Harrington Purchased for Redevelopment & Restoration

The Historic hotel built in 1896 has been purchased and will be restored to a fully-service 82 room hotel.

Local Entrepreneurs Strike Deal with Disney

The Community Capital Club (C3), an investment arm of St. Clair County is investing $300,000 in a St. Clair based startup. A key factor for the C3 Club funding was a license granted in November by the Walt Disney Company.

40-Acre Desmond Landing Waterfront Opportunity

Acheson Ventures is seeking a developer for commercial, residental and/or recreational opportunities on a beautiful 40-acre waterfront site that boasts 9 distinct parcels. Located in a tax- saving Opportunity Zone, this former brownfiled site is cleaned & developer ready with water, sewer, gas & electric installed.

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"Come Home" Reverse Scholarship Lures Talent Home

St. Clair Clair County, Michigan, has received acclaim for luring college talent back with a "Come Home" Reverse Scholarship fund, paying up to $15,000 in student debt. Numerous scholarships have been and continue to be awarded. Are you ready to Come Home and reduce your student debt?

Catapult Business Competition

A regional business competition hosted in conjunction with the I-69 Thumb Region offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to give their best business pitch to win small business funding. The first place winner of the local competition advances to the regional event for an opportunity to win additional funding. St. Clair County entrepreneurs placed first in 2017 and second in 2018.

Blueways of St. Clair earns state Island Loop designation

Blueways of St. Clair County is included as part of Michigan's first state-designated water trail, The Island Loop National Water Trail. St. Clair County has 17 water trail routes to offer paddlers, and crafts such as kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards. Water trails are an increasing trend throughout the country.