LANSING, Mich., Feb. 28, 2022 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced today that the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved several projects around the state of Michigan that may create or retain 421 jobs and generate $203 million in further investments. Flint received one of these investments. State Rep. Cynthia Neeley (D- Flint) issued the following statement on this announcement:

“This is exciting news and a real win for our community. I am beyond grateful for these investments. The project will generate a total capital investment of $40.8 million and bring new full-time jobs to downtown Flint. Uptown Reinvestment Corp. and HWD Harrison Inc. will construct a five-story, mixed-use development, and the YMCA will be moved to this new, exciting location. This will liven up our community and help cultivate a dynamic community space. The project has many wonderful aspects. The Flint YMCA Living project will include medical rehabilitation, office space and apartments and part of the housing will be designated to affordable housing. We can count on this space being a gathering place for many residents, and we should expect new investments in the area to continue as our community grows and prospers both economically and socially.”