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Shepherd Caster Corporation Invests $1.5 million and creates 50 new jobs: Distribution Center Expansion Project

Published Thursday, July 16, 2015
(July 15, 2015-Benton Harbor, MI) Cornerstone Alliance and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today Shepherd Caster Corporation is adding a new distribution center in St. Joseph Charter Township. As part of the expansion project, Colson Group, Inc. the parent company is investing more than $1.5 million and creating 50 new jobs more»

Whirlpool Corporation Acquires American Dryer

Published Monday, July 6, 2015

Whirlpool Corporation has acquired American Dryer Corporation. 


2015 Wage & Benefits Survey Now Available

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Back by popular demand - The 2015 Wage & Benefits Survey! In 2014 an initial Wage & Benefits Survey, facilitated by Michiana Partnership was distributed to Michiana businesses. This was done in collaboration with economic development organizations in Berrien and Cass Counties in Michigan, and St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko and Fulton more»

Berrien County Among Fastest Growing Regions in Michigan

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Berrien County among one of the fastest growing regions in Michigan.  Niles-Benton Harbor MSA had a 4.5% increased in GDP in 2013.


Michigan's Workers' Compensation Pure Premium Advisory Rate for WC Insurance Decreases 28% from 2011-2014

Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Workers' Compensation Agency recently announced the pure premium advisory rate for workers' compensation insurance will drop by an average of 6.5% in 2015. Based upon the latest comparison data, Michigan's cumulative pure premium decrease of 22.7% from 2011-2014 is the best in the Midwest and second best in the nation.  Interesting to note that the national average rose 10.8%. 


Wolverine Metal Stamping is Expanding

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wolverine Metal Stamping, headquartered in St. Joseph Charter Township provides stamping for the automotive, furniture, appliance and hardware industries, needed more space to accommodate the growing demand for their fabricating services. The Cornerstone Alliance Business Development Team worked with the 57-year-old company with locations in North Carolina more»