Grants expected to bring 450 jobs to Sturgis

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday announced economic development grants for manufacturers Cruiser RV and Heartland Recreational Vehicles in support of two new manufacturing campuses in Sturgis.

State officials said the projects are expected to support 450 new jobs in St. Joseph County.

The projects, identified as Project White and Project Black, were announced in March by the city of Sturgis, with state stipulations preventing details from being released as part of a due-diligence process.

One of the factories will be located in Dresser Industrial Park off South Nottawa Street, while the other will be in the industrial park north of Kirsch airport.

In a media release, Whitmer said Michigan’s business climate and highly-skilled manufacturing workforce are creating an environment where businesses such as Heartland RV and Cruiser RV can thrive and grow, creating good jobs in St. Joseph County.

She said the development is great news for workers, their families and Michigan’s economy.

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