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Cartridges Are Us announces major expansion in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan
Inkjet cartridge remanufacturer plans to more than double its workforce
Steve Iocco, President of Cartridges Are Us notes, “We are very pleased with the support we have received from state and local authorities;
Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the State of Michigan’s support for the expansion in the form of a Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) Credit valued at $1.2 million over 7 years. The City of Ithaca and County of Gratiot came forward with proposed tax incentives including an Industrial Rehabilitation Credit on renovations of the additional facility, and an Industrial Tax Abatement on all new equipment.
Don Schurr, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. President comments, “This is an example of perfect collaboration between a company, State, and local authorities to secure substantial new investment and jobs for Michigan in Gratiot County.” The company will begin renovations on the 40,000 square foot building and installation of new equipment
The Ithaca facility is Clover Technologies Group’s 9th North American assembly facility, adding to its Mexicali, Mexico; Calexico, CA; Thousand Oaks, CA; Ottawa, IL; and Ithaca, MI locations. Cartridges Are Us is headquartered in the South Ithaca Industrial Park, a Michigan Certified Business Park and Tax-Free Renaissance Sub Zone. Gratiot County hosts four Michigan Certified Business Parks and five Tax-Free Renaissance Sub-Zones, with hundreds of acres of available property. Visit http://www.gratiot.org/
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Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. (GGDI) is organized to coordinate economic development efforts in the greater Gratiot County, Michigan area.