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Good Morning Livingston delivers details on new projects

The 2015-16 Good Morning Livingston kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 15, with an upbeat update on projects.

In addition to being a semi-finalist in the Great American Main Street awards program, Howell’s DDA district has seen over $3.5 million in public and private investment in the past year. The area also welcomed 16 new businesses and 45 new jobs. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Howell’s DDA being a Main Street community.

You can check out Clum’s presentation by clicking here.

Livingston County’s new administrator, Ken Hinton, delivered good economic news about building permits issued, which have skyrocketed from 656 in 2009 during the great recession to a projected 3,402 for 2015. At the same time, foreclosures have plummeted from 1,219 in 2009 to a projected 136 in 2015.

To see Hinton’s presentation, click here.

Phil Santer of Ann Arbor SPARK talked about larger projects and international investment in Livingston County. One of the challenges the county is facing is difficulty in finding talent to fill positions. SPARK is projecting for the next year sales growth of 42 percent, and a third of employers planning to increase headcounts and/or make capital investments. At the same time, 70 percent of the county’s top employers report having difficulty in finding talent.

View Santer’s presentation by clicking here.

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