It Makes All Sense to Be in Michigan

November 20, 2013

More and better jobs are being created in Michigan, but at Niowave Incorporated in Lansing, workers are building something you might not expect -- super conducting particle accelerators.

Niowave plans to open a new radioisotope production facility in Lansing with the potential to create up to 120 jobs and a total investment of $79 million. Jerry Hollister, COO of Niowave, says that growing in Michigan makes perfect sense.

“We located here in Michigan because of the highly skilled workforce and the scientific knowhow here in Mid-Michigan,” Hollister explains.

But Niowave isn’t the only company growing in the Great Lakes state. HTC Global Services, an IT company, is investing nearly $3.4 million and is expected to create over 200 jobs with the expansion of its software development, testing and maintenance center in Troy. Venu Vaishya, HTC Global’s executive vice president of operations, says that being based in Michigan gives his company an edge -- and he sees a bright future here.

“We see a lot more opportunities coming our way. It makes all sense to be in Michigan,” he said.

Both Niowave and HTC Global are receiving support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, which today approved incentives that will help bring $100.7 million in investments to Michigan and add 695 jobs in the state.

“These new investments across Michigan will strengthen our communities and fuel more and better jobs for our talented workforce,” Governor Rick Snyder said. “The commitment of these companies to grow and create jobs here further reinforces Michigan's reputation as America's comeback state.”