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New Director of Marketing and Communications Joins MTEC SmartZone

The following press release was issued by the MTEC Smartzone:

HOUGHTON, MI –April –, 2019 – MTEC SmartZone (SmartZone) today announced that Chelsea Goodreau has joined its team as Director of Marketing and Communications. Chelsea has a degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and brings hands on experience within the non-profit sector to the SmartZone.

Ms. Goodreau, an Upper Peninsula native from L’Anse, Michigan, joins the SmartZone team at an exciting time to continue the company’s success providing support to high-tech local businesses and working with the local, regional and state economic development organizations to build and expand a prosperous economy in the Keweenaw.

“I am excited to be part of the SmartZone team,” said Ms. Goodreau. “I think there is a great framework in place with the SmartZone, and I’m excited for the opportunity to build what has already been done. I was born and raised in the area, so to be a part of an organization that strives to make our community better is a privilege!”

“We were very fortunate to attract someone with Ms. Goodreau’s energy and experience to our team,” said Daniel Jamison, MTEC CEO. “She will be instrumental in the development of marketing strategies and communications methodologies for the SmartZone, its partners, clients and affiliated organizations so that our work can be more widely understood and accessed, and so that the success of our clients can be more effectively communicated to their target markets, customers, and potential financial and development partners.”

About MTEC SmartZone
The MTEC SmartZone (SmartZone) provides entrepreneurial services to facilitate the commercialization of technology emerging from Michigan Tech Research and private companies.

We exist to expand educational opportunity and knowledge pertaining to scientific and technological research and development among public and private entities. Our focus is on commercializing ideas, patents, and other opportunities surrounding corporate, university, or private research institute efforts.

Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (MTEC) SmartZone is the leader in entrepreneurship and high-tech business acceleration in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. We collaboratively work with the cities of Houghton and Hancock, Michigan Technological University, and Finlandia University to provide facilities and resources to help businesses flourish. We are one of 20 SmartZone Incubators in the State of Michigan. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization directed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), our mission is to accelerate high-tech businesses growth in the region. Since 2003, MTEC SmartZone has provided mentoring, technical support, and other services to local companies that has led to the creation of over 800 high-tech jobs in the Houghton/Hancock area.

For more information, please call (906) 487-7000, or visit the MTEC SmartZone website at www.mtecsz.com.

About MEDC
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. MEDC’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation initiative establishes Michigan as the place to create and grow a business by providing high-tech start-up companies with access to a variety of critical resources, such as funding and expert counsel, from ideation to maturation. For more on MEDC Entrepreneurship & Innovation, visit https://www.michiganbusiness.org/services/entrepreneurial-opportunity/.

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