A Houghton business is one of 41 across the state to be selected as a Match on Main grant winner through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement on Thursday.
Included in the list is Good Times Music located on Shelden Avenue in the downtown business district. The store got $25,000, similar to others who were awarded grants. Marquette, Sault Sainte Marie, and Gladwin also had companies selected.
In total, the program meted out over $1,011,000 and is expected to help support 228 jobs statewide. Whitmer said, “The Match on Main grants are helping us put small businesses first and build on the 145,000 jobs we added last year by continuing to invest in our communities and main streets across the state. I am so grateful to our hardworking, innovative small business owners who form the backbone of our economy, create jobs, and help countless local communities thrive. We will continue investing in them as we usher in a new era of economic prosperity for Michigan.”