Two business expansions get state aid

LANSING — Two companies are planning expansions to create 184 new jobs in Southeast Michigan with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced today.

* Ann Arbor-based Cayman Chemical Co. Inc. received a $720,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $10 million laboratory expasnion in Pittsfield Township that will create 80 high-paying jobs. State officials said Michigan was chosen over a competing site in North Carolina. Founded in 1980, Cayman manufactures high-quality biochemicals, assay kits, antibodies and recombinant proteins, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and forensic reference standards for drugs of abuse. Cayman also offers contract services for custom chemical synthesis and analysis, assay development and screening, and drug discovery. Ann Arbor Spark plans to assist the company in finding candidates for the newly created positions. Individuals interested in careers with Cayman Chemical should visit https://www.caymanchem.com/HR.

* Southfield-based Technosoft Corp. received an $800,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support the establishment of a Digital Transformation Cetner of Excellence in Southfield that is expected to create 104 high-paying jobs. Michigan was chosen over a competing site in Texas. Technosoft, founded in 1996, combines strategy, technology, and creativity to offer services in data science, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, application lifecycle management, customer relations management and enterprise resource planning applications, and IT infrastructure management. The company has more than 4,400 employees globally. The new Center of Excellence will deliver projects to help companies transform how they do business using digital technologies such as blockchain, robotic process automation, and data science. “Southfield is business-friendly and Southeast Michigan has the talent we need to grow,” said Technosoft President and CEO Radha Krishnan. “We’re able to find bright, young technical talent by tapping into technical universities such as Lawrence Tech, UM, MSU, and other strong Michigan universities.” The city of Southfield has offered expedited permitting in support of the project. For information on careers with Technosoft, visit https://www.technosoftcorp.com/careers/.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. For more information on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org.

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