State and federal officials announced a $2.1 million federal grant for a collaborative effort to create new jobs and technologies related to the rapidly emerging advanced energy storage system (AESS) in Southeast Michigan.
The U.S. jobs and innovation Accelerator Challenge grant was awarded to the Southeast Michigan Advanced Energy Storage Systems Initiative, a collaboration of regional partners coordinated by the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and led by NextEnergy, Macomb/St.Clair Workforce Development Council.
“We are a business friendly state in ways we were never before, and today’s announcement is just the latest example of another opportunity to move Michigan’s economy forward,” said Governor Rick Snyder. “Our great need is a talent base that is prepared to seize the opportunities that are growing here, and this initiative will help people develop the skills needed to meet the demand in the advanced energy storage field.”
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will award up to $500,000 in Jobs and Innovation Acceleration Challenge funds in support of the initiative.
“Jobs and innovation partnerships accelerate business formation and expansion as well as job creation and will have a strong impact on the state’s economy,” said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “This matching grant will leverage investment in Michigan’s advanced energy storage system cluster and help support this strategic alignment.”
Source: GreenLancer Energy