Lansing insurer gets state aid for expansion

LANSING—The Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Cos. Has received a $241,500 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $6.8 million prouect to upgrade its existing headquarters.

Included in the project are energy efficiency improvements and space for future additional employees. Farm Bureau is also participating in the Michigan New Jobs Training Program through Lansing Community College’s Business Community Institute for new technology training.

Said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership: “On the heels of Farm Bureau Insurance’s successful partnership with LEAP’s PROTO Accelerator InsurTech program, which is bringing cutting edge technology into their business operations, Michigan Farm Bureau is continuing to lead change in the insurance industry—this time through new, high quality jobs and renovations. LEAP, MEDC, Lansing Community College, Delta Township and Michigan Farm Bureau worked hard to ensure the insurance industry is modernizing, innovating and growing in the Lansing, Michigan region.”

To better deliver the best user experience with recently upgraded systems, the company looks to add 69 competitively paid jobs over the next three years in technical, customer service, actuarial and agricultural functioning roles, such as the growth of its Great Lakes Ag and Labor Services (GLALS) efforts.

“Farm Bureau’s continued commitment to Lansing means good jobs for Michigan residents, and further builds on the state’s and the Lansing region’s strength as a leading location for insurance job growth,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction agency.

More about LEAP at www.purelansing.org. More about the MEDC at www.michiganbusiness.org.

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