Facility will add 40 jobs to the region
NEWAYGO, MICH (NOVEMBER 13, 2023): Today, Mercury Broadband, a Kansas-based high speed internet and digital phone service provider, Midwest Industrial Development (MID), a full-service design-build industrial and commercial general contractor, the City of Newaygo, and The Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership (NCEDP), powered by The Right Place announced Mercury Broadband’s plans to build a regional service center in Newaygo County.
Mercury Broadband has chosen to expand their footprint in Michigan, after winning rural market contracts in the area. To facilitate this expansion, they have contracted with MID to identify exact locations and manage the construction process.
Once Newaygo County was identified, MID representative Perry Pelton worked with Julie Burrell, Newaygo County’s Economic Development Director, to locate an exact site and obtain additional resources and incentives to support the project.
"Working with Julie at Newaygo County’s EDC has been seamless and professional. We cover the entire Midwest and have yet to run across a more business friendly and supportive city and county,” commented Perry Pelton, MID.
The $2.3M project includes the new construction of a 12,000 sq ft facility, and adding up to 40 jobs to the region. Construction is estimated to be complete in Q1 2024.
“We are very excited to build our Newaygo-based Service Center as we expand our broadband services into rural communities in Michigan,” said CEO of Mercury Broadband, Garrett Wiseman. “There are many areas in the state of Michigan that are in desperate need of better options for High-Speed Internet, and we are delighted to bring reliable broadband into these communities.”
“We were thrilled to aid the MID team in securing a location and incentive package for Mercury Broadband,” shared Julie Burrell, Newaygo County’s Economic Development Director and Regional Partner Lead for The Right Place. “These high-skill positions are a perfect addition to Newaygo County’s economy.”
Michigan Works! West Central supported this project with a $115,679 workforce development package. The City of Newaygo supported this addition to its industrial park through a tax abatement, as approved by City Council on November 13, 2023.
“We are excited to see further development in our city and welcome the additional jobs it will bring. The work of Mercury Broadband will help to provide a needed service for rural Michigan,” said Jon Schneider, Newaygo City Manager.