FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephen Roth
SEN. HUNTER SCHEDULES ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT
FOR CITY OF INKSTER
LANSING – Sen. Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit) has scheduled an economic assessment for the City
of Inkster on March 23, 2007. Participants will include representatives from the Michigan
Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) including Wayne County Account Manager
Jerome Katz; Community Development Specialist John Zarnecki; and Pauline Millichamp of the
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).
“I am honored to represent the great city of Inkster in the Michigan Senate, and it is a privilege to be in a position
which enables me to provide state resources to the city,” said Senator Hunter. “My goal over the
next four years is to make Inkster’s economy thrive and have it reach its full potential.”
The focus of the meeting will lie on Michigan Avenue, the main thoroughfare and economic
center of Inkster. MEDC officials will tour the area and offer an expert analysis of how the city
can use state aide to improve its economy.
“I welcome our state senator and the MEDC to our city, and look forward to hearing new ideas
for the economic redevelopment of Inkster,” Inkster Mayor Hilliard Hampton said. “This
demonstrates the level of commitment Senator Hunter has for our city, and we will clearly
benefit from his leadership.”
Sen. Hunter represents the 5th district, which is comprised of northwest Detroit, Dearborn and
Inkster. He serves as Minority Vice Chair of the Banking & Financial Institutions and
Homeland Security & Emerging Technologies Committees. He is also a member of the
Commerce & Tourism and the Economic Development & Regulatory Reform Committees.