LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Monday announced that Tecumseh Bread and Pastry will receive a $25,000 grant through the city of Tecumseh as part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Match on Main Program.
“By investing in our downtowns, we can help improve the local economy and the quality of life for everyone in the area families,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “The Match on Main Street Program focuses on helping small businesses in Main Street districts across the state thrive and grow.
“This targeted funding will help Tecumseh Bread and Pastry make important improvements and help Tecumseh create a better downtown that attracts new opportunities and talent. I applaud everyone for their work to earn this grant and support this small business investment.”
The city of Tecumseh was one of 19 communities awarded a total of $491,834 in grants aimed at supporting small local businesses to create resiliency and strengthen downtowns.
The Match on Main Program provides funding to communities that participate as a select and master level community in the Michigan Main Street Program or are a Certified Redevelopment Ready community. The communities in turn award grants of up to $25,000 to eligible businesses seeking support.
Tecumseh Bread and Pastry will use their $25,000 grant toward a $161,569 private investment to improve the building interior and purchase pastry equipment.