The manufacturer is now at 2330 Brooklyn Rd, in about 65,000 sf.The company had considered a move to Indiana, says Amy Torres,director of economic development for the quasi-public EnterpriseGroup of Jackson. The manufacturer then planned to build a newfacility in Blackman Township nearby, but still needed theRenaissance Zone. "Politically, it was better to move into thisexisting building, instead of using incentives to build on agreenfield," Torres tells GlobeSt.com.

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The Enterprise Drive property was built in 1968 on a 33-acrelot. Comprehensive Logistics, an automotive supplier, has used thebuilding for more than two years, and recently signed a lease tostay until at least July. "They have some protection for a certainperiod of time, they can renew in six-month increments, but theymay have to relocate," Ron Gernay with CB Richard Ellis tellsGlobeSt.com. He represented the tenant in the recent lease renewal,while Stephen Kurtz represented the landlord.

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Gernay says it's not easy to keep companies such as ProductionEngineering in Michigan. "It's a terrible industrial market, thoughthere is activity for big users. Vacancies are high, it's achallenging time," he says.

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