Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Port Huron should look to the movies

Port Huron Times Herald | January 28, 2009

Port Huron may never become the Hollywood of the Midwest, but the city has nothing to lose from exploring the possibility of attracting a movie studio.

City Manager Bruce Brown, in a recent conversation with the Times Herald Editorial Board, noted Allen Park is negotiating with a Hollywood company interested in building a major studio in Michigan. If the $100 million deal goes through, Mayor Gary Burtka said it would bring 3,500 permanent full-time jobs into his Wayne County community.

A year ago, the state Legislature approved a package of bills in an effort to entice movie makers to Michigan.

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