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Electric Vehicle Battery Plant Revives Michigan Small Businesses
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Electric Vehicle Battery Plant Revives Michigan Small Businesses

A Michigan business owner describes how investments in electric vehicle battery manufacturing will help local small businesses.

Sue Damron, president and CEO of Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub
Marshall, Michigan

After large manufacturers left Marshall, Michigan, local business owner Sue felt the impact on her restaurant. But since the Inflation Reduction Act was passed, large-scale manufacturing projects, such as the Ford BlueOval project in Marshall, have begun returning to America. Such projects, incentivized by Inflation Reduction Act tax credits, are bringing thousands of jobs back to communities such as Sue’s.

Sue Damron

Sue Damron pictured in 2018. (Photo credit: Dennis Craft)

Our historic town has lost thousands of jobs after manufacturers left over recent decades. As a small-business owner, I’m excited for the new Ford manufacturing plant coming to our town. The thousands of jobs created mean new residents will walk down our main street, eat lunch at Schuler’s, go shopping at the Mole Hole, and grab a coffee at Serendipity. It will absolutely change our community in the best way. Sue Damron

With this project bringing an estimated 2,500 jobs to Marshall, Sue’s story demonstrates the untold impact on local economies, small businesses, and the future of the town. Bringing high-quality jobs has the potential to revitalize communities for decades to come.

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