When a Community College was faced with a shutdown threat from the Department of Environmental Quality, we worked to secured $500,000 for the client to upgrade their water and sewer systems on campus avoiding further regulatory action.
When a major Michigan employer announced suddenly that they were ceasing operations, we partnered with the local Community College to secure $880,000 in job retraining funds to help the employees upgrade their job skills in the hopes of finding jobs in other skilled areas within the community.
When the State of Michigan appropriated funds to boost the state’s skilled trades, we secured over $2.6 million dollars for a higher education client to boost instruction capabilities in the skilled trades and nearly $900,000 for the same client to purchase equipment to support the program.
When contacted at the eleventh hour of the appropriations process by a statewide association regarding their historically low reimbursement rate, we were able to guide them through the final weeks of the budget decision making process and secure an increase of 38 percent.
Secured $3.1 million in state funding for the initial construction of the Michigan Forest Products Institute, which when complete will be the only known facility of its kind in the entire Midwest.
We solved a 30 year funding issue for an Association client by putting into state statute a dedicated funding stream for one of their statewide community service programs which provided over $15 million in funding over a three year period.
When a nonprofit agency which operates early childhood education programs was at risk of closing their doors due to the interpretation of a federal rule by a state department employee, we were engaged and were able to reverse this decision thus allowing the nonprofit to continue educating thousands of Michigan children.
We successfully negotiated the sale of 188 acres of vacant state owned property for a client to expand their operations in Northern Michigan.
A Northern Michigan nonprofit was struggling to stay afloat after 20 years of being financially self-sufficient, so we quickly developed an advocacy plan and started educating the Legislature about the unique benefits of the program. After only one year of advocacy we were successful at carving the program into the annual state budget. This client has received over $1 million dollars in state funding in just three years.