About 125 state and local government officials, area business and agricultural leaders, and many others turned out last Thursday at Town and County Recreation in Ithaca to honor Greater Gratiot Development Inc. as it enters its 35th year of serving the community.
The special guest speaker was Michigan Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Michael Finney.
When he took the job he compiled a list of experts and potential partners around the state to talk to about economic development. However, GGDI President Don Schurr’s name was not among those. “But it kept coming up over and over,” Finney said. “It became obvious to me he was someone I had to get to know a little better.”
Schurr is now one of Finney’s “in-house” advisors when it comes to creating economic development strategies for the state.
“I think Don is a tremendous resource for us at the state level,” he told the crowd. “I’ve asked Don to serve a bigger role for us. You really have one of the top people in the country doing this work for you.”
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Source: Greg Nelson, Gratiot County Herald