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ISAIC Expands Detroit, Michigan, Operations

A national nonprofit for the sewn trades ISAIC is expanding its operations in Detroit, Michigan. The $550,000 project is expected to create 74 jobs.

The company has identified new opportunities with a current client and plans to add machinery and equipment and its current facility. The investment will involve the creation of technology that can respond to on-demand cut and sew needs.

“The MEDC has been on the forefront of fostering not only our state’s existing industries such as auto and mobility but also supporting emerging sectors in the advanced manufacturing of product including apparel. In addition, it will help to support our continued collaboration with the Advanced Robotic Manufacturing Institute,” said Jen Guarino, ISAIC CEO. “We are grateful for the MEDC support of ISAIC and our impact on our community.”

The project is being supported by a $259,000 Jobs Ready Michigan grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

“We’re pleased to celebrate ISAIC’s continued growth and look forward to working together to grow, add jobs and provide greater opportunity for Detroit residents,” added?MEDC Executive Vice President of Economic Development Incentives Michele Wildman. “We are grateful to the Governor and legislators for the continued support of the Jobs Ready Michigan program.?We’re proud to partner with DEGC, the city of Detroit and ISAIC as it builds on Detroit’s manufacturing heritage and innovative spirit and creates a booming fashion hub in the Motor City.”

ISAIC, founded in 2017 as the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center in Detroit, is a nonprofit national institute for the sewn trades. The organization was developed by a group of industry stakeholders recognizing an opportunity to change the way the industry operates.

“As proud partners of ISAIC, we are excited by this investment and its contribution to advancing economic opportunity in the City of Detroit’s growing fashion and apparel sector,” said DEGC President and CEO Kevin Johnson. “We look forward to building upon our efforts in providing Detroiters with access to jobs.”

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