Frankenmuth Economic Development Corporation

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The City’s commitment to development of a long-range economic plan supported the creation of, the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in 1999.    The EDC focuses on the non-residential areas of the City of Frankenmuth and areas within the Urban Limit Line, a unique area defined by the Frankenmuth City Township Master Growth PlanThe EDC removes obstacles for businesses looking to invest in Frankenmuth.

 The mission of the EDC is to vigorously and aggressively identify any means of enhancing and expanding the Frankenmuth economic base including:

  • Finding and encouraging the development of industrial and commercial sites, utilizing any public and private funding opportunities;
  • Encouraging the retention, expansion and updating of all existing business entities; and
  • Facilitating a business-friendly environment on the local government and community scene.

The EDC has prioritized development of the Frankenmuth Business Park as its primary goals. In 2013, the EDC spearheaded the project to attract Kremin Inc., an advanced manufacturer to the Frankenmuth Business Park.  The EDC has worked with private initiatives funding a Local Trade Area Market Study, funding a feasibility report for the Frankenmuth Recreation Center, and completing site plans and related engineering  for the construction of needed infrastructure for the Business Park .  The EDC is primarily funded with money from the City of Frankenmuth.

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Highlights for 2012-2013 EDC year are included in the 2013 EDC Annual Report.

Members of the board are appointed to serve by the City Council.  2013 Members of the EDC are Tim Dils (Chairman/Resident), Jerry Thompson (Vice-Chairman/Executive Mortgage), Terry Weiss (Secretary-Treasurer/Mike Young), John Benson (Frankenmuth Insurance), Beth Bernthal-Reindel (Resident), Mike Fassezke (Star of the West), Jamie Furbush (Chamber & CVB), Mike Grossi (Kremin Inc.), Tim Hildner (Frankenmuth Township Supervisor), Abby McClellan-Curtis (Frankenmuth Woolen Mill & Abby's), Chris Rittmueller (Tri City Controls), and Gary Zeilinger (City Council/Zeilinger Wool).

Contact Us

240 W. Genesee Street

Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

989.652.3430 extension 120

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