About the EDA 2010

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An introduction to the history and current activities of the Delta County Economic Development Alliance in Escanaba, MI.

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About the EDA 2010

  1. 1. Celebrate Escanaba! Origins of the • A strategic planning effort to promote economic development in the City of Escanaba 1991
  2. 2. 1990-91 Recession: Unemployment Rates 0 4 8 12 16 20 1991 9.5% 11.9% 6.8% United States Delta County Michigan Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. 3. Celebrate Escanaba! Strategic Planning Report for Escanaba City Council March 16, 1992 To develop a county based, single source authority responsible for business attraction, retention and expansion. Goal #1 1991
  4. 4. • CEO Brian Larche led a group of local investors to acquire the assets of Engineered Machined Products • The City of Escanaba and State of Michigan were partners in EMP’s growth 1991 A High Growth Company Source:EMP
  5. 5. Advanced Products Automated precision machining 500 employees 2010
  6. 6. Unemployment Rates:Then and Now 0 4 8 12 16 20 1991 2010 12.8% 9.5% 12.1%11.9% 9.3% 6.8% United States Delta County Michigan Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  7. 7. “The primary emphasis of economic development should be around enhancing the existing local businesses and opportunities for local entrepreneurs to start new business within Escanaba.” - Escanaba Master Plan, 2006 Supporting Entrepreneurs
  8. 8. North Shore Redevelopment Plan 2010 Working Waterfront Ren Zone
  9. 9. FreeWireless Historic District Commission Downtown Development Plan Facade Grants Escanaba 2010
  10. 10. Business to Business Expo 22 exhibitors in 2010
  11. 11. CEO Peer Roundtables
  12. 12. Self-employed Stage 1 (2 - 9) Stage 2 (10 - 99) Stage 3 (100 - 499) Stage 4 (500+) 0 15.0 30.0 45.0 60.0 Percentage of Establishments United States Delta County Composition of Economy Source: www.YourEconomy.org
  13. 13. Self-employed Stage 1 (2 - 9) Stage 2 (10 - 99) Stage 3 (100 - 499) Stage 4 (500+) 0 12.5 25.0 37.5 50.0 Percentage of Jobs Job Creation United States Delta County Source: www.YourEconomy.org
  14. 14. 2nd Stage Business • privately held • 10 - 99 employees • $1 million+ annual sales • desire to grow Source: Edward Lowe Foundation
  15. 15. Basic Marine, Inc. Shipbuilding & repairs Marine transport
  16. 16. Manufacture 10,000 pasties per week
  17. 17. Brute Industries Patented durable lightweight foam products
  18. 18. Partners Escanaba Industrial Foundation Hannahville Indian Community 2010
  19. 19. Board Members •Laura Coleman, Bay College •Mary Hurley, New Page •David Nemacheck, Former owner Heynssen- Selins •Tom Butch, Butch Quinn Law Offices •Matt Smith Jr., Northern Michigan Bank & Trust •Joe Knauf, DS Tech •Tom Lippens, UP Electricians Union •Michael Koster, Delta Schoolcraft ISD •Vickie Micheau, Delta Chamber of Commerce •Joel Schultz, MI-SBTDC •Barb Walden, M-TEC at Bay College •Steve Lillie, UPPCO (President) •Mike Nardi, First Bank (Vice President) •Peter Jennings, OSF (Treasurer) •Marilyn Kinsey, Citizen at large (Secretary) •David Schultz, Delta County Commissioners •Jim O’Toole, City of Escanaba •Darla Falcon, City of Gladstone •Holly Peoples, Michigan Works! •Gary LaPlant,Community Foundation for Delta County •David Pechawer, Escanaba Industrial Foundation
  20. 20. Goals for 2010 1. Connect with businesses and prospects. 2. Maintain an inventory of community assets and resources for business. 3. Marketing, promotion, and public relations. 4. Education, training, and workforce development. 5. Lead the community in economic development.
  21. 21. 35 unique companies 57 meetings Oct. 1, 2009 - Oct. 15, 2010 Business Site Visits
  22. 22. 46 start-ups 20 existing businesses 7 businesses outside the area 15 real estate inquiries 16 requests for info on Delta County Oct. 1, 2009 - Oct. 15, 2010 Business Assistance 104 total requests
  23. 23. 108 properties in real estate inventory updated economic profile statistics Oct. 1, 2009 - Oct. 15, 2010 Resources updated list of businesses resources
  24. 24. 24 articles 10 radio and TV appearances 8 letters of support 12 community presentations Oct. 1, 2009 - Oct. 15, 2010 Public Relations
  25. 25. EDA direct impact on employment to date: 8 jobs Job Creation
  26. 26. Delta County Economic Development Alliance Christina Henderson, Director eda@deltami.org 906.786.2192 Contact

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