State Rep. Joey Andrews (D-St. Joseph) delivers a speech on the House Floor on May 8, 2024, in Lansing.

LANSING, Mich., July 10, 2024 — Fifteen businesses in the 38th House district have received Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund) awards from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to boost workforce development. The Talent Fund provides businesses with the resources they need to train, develop, and retain current and newly hired employees.

“Thanks to the most recent round of Going Pro Talent Fund grants, 15 businesses in the 38th House district will receive over $1 million dollars in funding to help 532 local workers receive the training they need to gain and retain high-skill, high-wage careers,” said state Rep. Joey Andrews (D-St. Joseph). “These awards will help create employment opportunities and lead to job development across Southwest Michigan. Investing in our local businesses and ensuring they have every resource necessary to grow is essential to strengthening our economy. I am thrilled to see these vital funds being invested in our community.”

Businesses in Douglas, South Haven, Benton Harbor, Stevensville and Saint Joseph have received these awards, including Compton Inc., Fortress Manufacturing, Freedom Finishing, Inc., Gaishin Manufacturing, Special-Lite, Ausco Products, Inc., Wolverine Corporation, Griffin Tool, Inc., Max 3 LLC, InterCare Community Health Network, Edgewater Automation, LCC, Accu Die & Mold, Inc., Gast Manufacturing, W.R. Grace and Saugatuck Brewing Company.

To view a full list of grant recipients for the 2024 fiscal year and learn more about the Going PRO Talent Fund and its application cycles, visit