Tonight our department will be represented at Macomb Community College’s “Macomb2Macomb” event at the University Center in Clinton Township.
Coordinated by the college’s Career Services Office, our purpose is to interact with students about future job possibilities here within our department.
We will bring copies of the brand-new Macomb Momentum magazine and talk about how it represents a portion of our efforts to promote Macomb County as a great place to live, play and work. We’ll also have lots of Lake St. Clair “Circle the Lake Tour” maps to distribute as well as to talk about our efforts to move the Macomb County Blue Economy Initiative forward.
A big map of Macomb County on an easel will help us talk with students about our work to help communities develop and update master plans, attract new businesses (like Jimmy John’s Field) and the types of services our Geographic Information System (GIS) group provides to others.
We are also going to bring copies of some of our targeted industry reports covering the sectors of advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, defense and blue economy. Not only will these publications help us describe our work to understand what drives our economy, but also as a way that we can describe some of the many great companies that there are to work for in Macomb County.
We are looking forward to networking with the other county departments that will be there to represent the careers they offer. More importantly, we are glad to be involved in inspiring the next generation to be excited about the career opportunities that await them here in Macomb County.
If you are a Macomb Community College student planning to attend, please be sure to stop by the Department of Planning & Economic Development table and say hello!
Maria Zardis is the program manager for the Business Outreach and Communications Group for the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development.