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Target Alpena- Economic Development Director, Mike Mahler, Discusses New Economic Growth

“Lots of things to talk about here, so I’m pretty excited. We got north end of town; we got the city property. The process has begun to put a new office for Edward Jones here in the community. So excited to see that they’ve already broken ground for that project,” Economic Development Director, Mike Mahler said.

 

Attracting new developers to Alpena is vital to economic growth. “Another developer coming up from down state also to look at city property north of town. So again, I think momentum creates more development. South side of town is getting some love, which it hasn’t had in a long time. So, I’m grateful for that. We’ve got Ollie’s going into the former Neiman’s here over at Thunder Bay Shopping Center. We’ve got a new restaurant going into the same shopping center as well. They hope to open early June, the Starlight Cafe Sunrise Childcare Center is also a new addition to the south side of Alpena, New daycare Center itself in the town,” he said.