Huron County Receives $50,000 Grant to Alleviate Economic Impact of Harbor Beach Power Plant Closure

WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) approval of a $50,000 grant to establish an economic development plan to support capital investment and job creation in Huron County in light of the closure of DTE’s Harbor Beach power plant:

“As our nation’s energy industry and power sector changes, we must not neglect the communities who, for so many generations, have built their livelihood on providing our nation with the critical energy it needs,” Miller said. “This year, energy provider DTE announced they would close the Harbor Beach coal-fired power plant to make way for a natural gas turbine plant. While this change would provide Michiganians with cleaner, safer, more reliable energy, it also has the potential to have a devastating impact on the economies of surrounding communities. This grant, will develop an economic plan that helps the Huron County economy adapt, continue to support new business development, and job and economic growth.”

This grant is funded through the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. POWER is a coordinated effort, involving multiple federal agencies, with the goal of effectively aligning federal economic and workforce development programs and resources to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector.

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