Axis Company builds robotic automation and assembly equipment. As the economy grows and demand for its products increases leadership had a decision to make; expand in Grand Rapids or look outside the state for a new, second location.
The temptation was to move closer to one of its major out-of-state customers. Instead, Axis will stay in Kent County. It plans to invest $4 million at a location to be determined and over the next three years, add 50 high-tech jobs.
When regional nonprofit economic development organization, The Right Place, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation built a business case that included the MEDC approving a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The Michigan New Jobs Training Program is also pledging $125,000.
Patrick Center, WGVU News.