DEARBORN (WWJ) – A planned expansion for an iconic workwear company will mean new jobs in metro Detroit.
According to the Michigan Economic Developement Corp., Carhartt — known for its popular, sturdy jackets and pants —will invest $18 million into its Dearborn headquarters, adding 215 additional positions.READ MORE: Recovery Advocates Support Opioid Crisis Investment; Gov. Whitmer Approves $800 Million For Programs
This comes after the state awarded the company a $1.3 million grant.
The brand has been made in Dearborn for 126 years.READ MORE: Science of Weather: Brightmoor Flower Farm
“Michigan was chosen over competing sites on the east and west coasts where top-tier talent related to the garment industry is more readily available,” the MEDC said, in a news release.
The city of Dearborn has offered support to the project in the form of an eight-year property tax abatement.
Carhartt recently made local headlines when it opened its flagship store in Detroit’s up-and-coming Midtown area.MORE NEWS: Live updates: 14 students, 1 teacher killed after shooter opens fire at Texas elementary school
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