LaSata applauds MEDC grants to Niles businesses

LANSING, Mich. State Sen. Kim LaSata applauded two Niles businesses for being awarded Match on Main program grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC).

Traphouse 24, a new gym in downtown Niles, and Niles Brewing Company were each awarded a $25,000 grant through the program. Niles was one of only nine communities in the state that were awarded more than $260,000 in program grants.

“This is an exciting announcement that will help make Niles that much more of an attractive place for business, residents and visitors alike,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I appreciate the MEDC’s continued support of Southwest Michigan.”

According to the MEDC, Match on Main is a new pilot program launched last March aimed at supporting small businesses looking to expand or establish themselves in a Michigan Main Street community. Niles was one of two communities chosen at the time to participate in the pilot program.

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