Construction of the EDA business center postponed until spring

CEO of St.  Clair Dan Casey, CEO of Acheson Ventures, LLC Donna Niester and EDA President Ed Brooks at the site of the future EDA Business Center in Port Huron on August 26, 2021. Organizers previously expected construction to begin in 2022;  it has been postponed until later this year.

After some delays, the construction of a new multi-million dollar business center for the Economic Development Alliance of St. Louis County. Clair is due to start later this year.

“We had a hard time getting bids the first time we did it, so we made some changes to the specifications and plans, and we talked to some of the prime contractors to see what other concerns they might have,” the EDA executive said. Day Casey. “We’ve been making adjustments over the past few months and are returning to bidding on February 1st with a groundbreaking June 1st proposal.”

The EDA first announced in August 2021 that it had received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support the construction of a two-story, roughly 12,000-square-foot building near 1500 Third St. — 1.7-acre site where Griswold Street cul-de-sacs. .

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