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By the Numbers: EGLE increases number of projects (88) and brownfield funding ($31.3 million) in 2023 fiscal year

The numbers are in, and the 2023 fiscal year (FY) saw EGLE award more funding to more brownfield redevelopment projects compared to the previous year. Overall, EGLE awarded $31.3 million in brownfield incentives. The funding went to 88 projects in 49 communities around Michigan.

Aerial view of Carbide dock before redevelopment.

Aerial view of dock in Sault Ste. Marie before redevelopment. 


Here’s a breakdown:

Brownfield Redevelopment Grants & Loans

  • Projects: 28
  • Grant total: $14,306,672
  • Loan total: $4,310,000
  • New jobs: 1,355
  • Private investment: $1,102,334,510

Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (Act 381) Projects

  • Projects: 11
  • Total Tax Increment Financing Approved: $11,055,309
  • New jobs: 87
  • Private investment: $224,244,301

Brownfield Site Assessments

  • Number of sites: 51
  • Number of communities: 26
  • Total Brownfield Assessment funding: $1,915,559

In FY 2023 two projects were able to utilize EGLE’s Brownfield Program for both site assessment and grant funding. EGLE brownfield incentives help facilitate the redevelopment of contaminated properties, helping to create new jobs and clean the environment. More than half of EGLE’s annual budget supports local projects, protects public health and the environment, and helps create economic growth and jobs for Michigan workers. Redevelopment increases the value of brownfield sites and other nearby properties.