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Bay Future | Bay Future Focus: May 2022

Michigan Business Network
May 4, 2022 3:00 PM

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President & CEO's Message

Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, May 10th! The Bay County Small Business Grant Program will be going live at 12:00 pm.
We're excited to share this opportunity with Bay County Small Businesses and thank the Bay County Board of Commissioners and the Bay County Executive's Office and Bay County Administration for allocating the funds necessary to make this program a reality.
Eligible businesses include, for-profit entities with 2-50 total employees (including full time, part time, and owner-employees) with a brick and mortar location in Bay County, Michigan.
This grant program leverages funding through Bay County's ARPA dollars to help reduce the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic on Bay County small businesses and workers, with a minimum 30% required to be awarded to eligible women-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned businesses.
The $1,000,000 grant program to support small businesses and industries disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 Gatherings and Mask Order will specifically fund:
  • $900,000 to small businesses including food service establishments, retail, and recreational facilities, among others
  • $100,000 to entertainment and hospitality venues
Additional eligibility, documentation requirements, and application will be forthcoming and available at https://www.bayfuture.com/main/grants/.
Keyes 2022
Happy reading,
-Trevor Keyes, EDFP
President & CEO
Bay Future, Inc.
Featured Content
Bay Future Annual Meeting Highlights
Two weeks ago, we met to celebrate our biggest year of investments in the history of Bay County, ever - nearly $500 Million! Thank you to those attendees for celebrating with us and to our investors who make this work possible.
Watch the video below to see highlights from 2021!
Bay Future 2022 Annual Meeting
This video provides a preview to the 2022 Annual Meeting and a brief overview of the successes of 2021!
Bay Future Opener
Check out this video for highlights of three of the biggest projects ever announced in Bay County, MI!
Bay County 2021 Project Highlights
Congratulations to those companies who announced business growth projects in 2021
  • Bay City Boat Lines
  • BRD Opportunity Zone Developer LLC & Shaheen Development
  • Michigan Sugar Company
  • MyMichigan Health
  • S&S Industrial Surplus
  • Serv-A-Pure
  • SK Siltron CSS
  • Troll Smokehouse
  • Wilkinson Minerals
  • Wilson's Cheese Shoppe
Thank you to our sponsors for making this celebration possible!
$4.8 Million Development Project in Downtown Bay City
The 1108 Water Street project will redevelop two adjacent historic buildings in downtown Bay City. When completed, the development will include first floor space that will be occupied by North Peak Brewing Company and Kilkenny Irish Pub, with three loft-style apartments on the second floor.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $4.8 million and result in the creation of 30 full-time equivalent jobs. Once complete, it will contribute to the vibrancy, density and walkability of historic downtown Bay City. Read full press release here
Thank you Bay City Government and Michigan Economic Development Corporation for your work on this project!
Featured Event
SBAM Business Owner Event in Bay City!
You're Invited...
Business Owner Event in Bay City!
You're invited to the Small Business Association of Michigan's Regional Owner to Owner (O2O) event in the Great Lakes Bay Region on May 10, 2022 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Tavern 101, downtown Bay City.
Why attend?
These O2O regional meetings allow for small business owners to connect with other small business owners on a regular basis at no charge to the owner. Now, more than ever, small business owners need to stick together. The agenda will include components of networking, education and small business advocacy awareness with SBAM's Brian Calley.
Investor Spotlight
UAW - Meet Matt Beaver
Bay Future, Inc. Meet Matt Beaver
"These are my roots. I believe the future is unlimited and we have the leadership in place to build a better Bay County."
Thank you Matt for your commitment to Bay County and support of Bay Future!
Featured Program
Industry 4.0 Readiness Grant Announces Pilot Projects 
The Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association (GLBMA), along with Bay Future, Inc. and regional partners, presented ceremonial checks for the pilot projects selected to receive the regional Industry 4.0 Readiness Initiative Grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
We had the opportunity to participating in the celebration with Bay Machining & Sales, Inc. as they undergo a project to improve human and information interaction and then use the data to improve employee productivity.
To read more about the Industry 4.0 Initiative click here.
Bay Future, Inc. Platinum Level Investors!
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