Gov. Granholm Makes Stops In Midland, Flint 9-29-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Gov. Granholm Makes Stops In Midland, Flint 9-29-2010

WNEM.com will have Continuous News Coverage of the governor's Mid-Michigan visit Wednesday. Be sure to refresh this story often for the latest updates. Update 1:03 P.M.This will house 500 new jobs immediately, as many as 1200 jobs in the next 5 years.
Update 12:15 P.M.Governor Granholm praises Dow for staying in Midland, instead of building the plant elsewhere.
Update 11:39 A.M. Executives getting ready for the ceremony…
Update 10:36 A.M. This is Brian Wood. I am on my way to Dow world headquarters for an announcement by Dow and Tara consultancy services. Key state officials including the governor are expected to be there. The joint venture between Dow and Tata is expected to create 500 new jobs.
Full story will posted below. FLINT, Mich. -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm stopped in Midland and Flint on Wednesday. The governor started her day at Dow Chemical's corporate headquarters to celebrate construction of a new Business Process Service Center. Dow and Tata Consultancy Services said facility is expected to house up to 1,250 employees once completed. It will provide services including supply chain scheduling and planning, invoice and data management and accounts receivable and payable. Granholm also visited a newly opened Family Resource Center inside Flint’s McKinley Foundation Academy made possible by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. McKinley’s Family Resource Center is staffed by two caseworkers from the Genesee County DHS office. The center provides all DHS services as well as direct support services and referrals for other community resources. It's the fifth of its kind in the district.
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