Sen. Zorn honored with economic development champion award

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn was recently honored by the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) with the 2020 Legislative Economic Development Champion Award.

“I entered public office to fight for positive solutions to boost our economy, improve people’s lives and bring more opportunities to Lenawee and Monroe counties and our entire state,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “It is an honor to be recognized for those efforts, especially as we continue to face a global pandemic that has already taken a huge toll on our livelihoods and way of life. We may face difficult times ahead, but I remain committed to doing everything I can to protect and promote Michigan families, workers and job creators.”

MEDA is a professional society with members throughout the state with the mission to attract and grow businesses, create and retain jobs, and make communities better places to live.

The organization said the award recognizes legislators who show a passion for championing economic development work.

Zorn was nominated by Lenawee Now Executive Director James E. Van Doren for his advocacy and dedicated work promoting economic prosperity in Michigan, help in securing cleanup funding for a blighted site in Tecumseh, support for an $800,000 Marshall Plan for Talent grant, effort to restore Going Pro job training funding in the state budget, and key role in bringing PlaneWave to Lenawee County.