State steps in to help Vassar foundry

Site of former Vassar foundry. (Photo by John Cook)
Site of former Vassar foundry. (Photo by John Cook)

Efforts to develop the 71-acre site of a former foundry in Vassar are ramping up, driven by officials from the city, the Tuscola County Economic Development Corp., and now, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Brian Chapman, city manager, Vassar, said the goal is to line up potential financial incentives for parties that express interest in the property once home to with an estimated 500 jobs.
So far in 2016, about six inquiries have been made about the property, Chapman said. He would not comment on the companies or type of businesses.
However, Steve Erickson, executive director, Tuscola County Economic Development Corp., said Tuesday that “there is a large company that has some interest in planting there.” (Read more)

(This story first appeared in the Dec. 21, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety online here.)

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