County Executive Mark Hackel posted the first blog on www.makemacombyourhome.com. The new feature on the website allows people to share their story about living and working in Macomb County.
Make Macomb Your Home
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Economist Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his annual Macomb County Economic Forecast Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
With strides in the auto industry, housing market and labor force, Macomb County is expected to fare better than the national economy in 2013, a renowned economist said Wednesday. Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast at Zuccaro’s Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield Township to a crowd of community movers and shakers. “This is a county that’s doing better than Michigan as a whole and even better than the U.S. in terms of our economic recovery,” said Jacobs, economist and president of Macomb Community College. Approximately 6,000 jobs were created in the past year, with MCC placing about 1,000 workers in the county. General Motors' expansion of the Tech Center meant 1,500 I.T. hires and Chrysler's …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Jeffery Randazzo, 40, has been named animal care and control manager for the Macomb County Animal Shelter.
Macomb County is changing its approach to the health and welfare of its four-legged residents, starting with the hire of a new animal control director who says lowering the kill rate of the county’s animal shelter is a 2013 priority. A former Sterling Heights animal control officer, Jeffery Randazzo, 40, has been named animal care and control manager for the Macomb County Animal Shelter, located in Clinton Township. “I’m so excited to be a part of this change and becoming a resource for our community,” Randazzo said. “It’s our shelter and our plan begins with strengthening our relationships with our communities, rescue groups, animal organizations, veterinarians and all of the people interested in the welfare of animals and our …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Eddie Money discussed his show tonight in Mount Clemens during a special WJR-broadcast from Macomb County. Included in the interview is a modification of one of his most popular songs by County Executive Mark Hackel.
WJR-AM radio hosts Paul W. Smith and Frank Beckmann broadcast their shows Friday from Mount Clemens as part of the kick off to the Stars and Stripes Festival. The shows, which were broadcast from the Bath City Bistro, included a number of elected and appointed officials, businesses leaders and an interview with rock star Eddie Money. Included in the interview was County Executive Mark Hackel singing a modified version of Money's song "Take Me Home Tonight" with new lyrics of "Make Macomb Your Home," which is also the title of county's marketing campaign. The song can be heard at 5:30 in the interview. But in addition to promoting musical acts during the festival, the changing demographics and emerging automotive, defense and "blue" …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Macomb County launched a new, interactive website May 29 that will help representatives market the county around the world.
County Executive Mark Hackel says paper brochures are a thing of the past. From now on, he’ll be marketing Macomb County 2.0. Today, in partnership with the Macomb County Chamber and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber, Hackel launched a new, interactive website that promises to revolutionize the way Macomb County representatives promote Macomb to the world. “It’s incredible,” Hackel said of the new website. “It’s going to be a very dynamic site that is going to create a lot of interest for people who live in Macomb County as well as to better understand what Macomb County is about.” The website, which has taken more than eight months to develop, will showcase the county’s business opportunities, as well as its government, recreation and …