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VIDEO: Board Member, Carla Gribbs on DTE Energy's $120K Grant Funding Through 2020

Our new board member, Carla Gribbs joined Executive Director, Laura Galbraith, to talk about DTE Energy's $120K grant to Venture North over the next two years and how it will help expand economic opportunity in our region.

"Public-private partnerships are important to fueling what's needed by small businesses. Our commitment is $10 billion invested in businesses in the state of Michigan, so we thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if small businesses that Venture North has helped could be apart of that and provide services to DTE Energy?'

- Carla Gribbs, DTE Energy

"We really needed to increase capacity to rural communities in Northern Michigan. We feel that DTE and VN have a shared mission of community growth. We'll be able to use these dollars to assist businesses, create jobs and increase the tax base."

- Laura Galbraith, Venture North

See the full interview on Up North Live.

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