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LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has announced projects that are expected to create over 4,200 jobs in Michigan, including over 600 at Herman Miller in Holland and Holland Township. 

Based on the MEDC's recommendation, Tuesday the MEGA board approved a state tax credit valued at $7.8 million over seven years to encourage the company to expand in Michigan over competing sites in Wisconsin and New York. The city of Holland and Holland Charter Township are considering tax abatements in support of the project.

Herman Miller plans to invest $11 million in a two-phased expansion project in Holland. Phase I will expand and renovate a space for the company's administrative and health care products.  This will occur at the company's Greenhouse facility off of 16th Street.

Phase II includes the creation of a LEED-certified global center for innovation and design.  This will be at Miller's Design Yard on the south side of Holland.  The project is expected to create up to 1,225 total jobs, including 600 directly at the company.

"We're committed to being in Michigan - these investments will help our long term future," said Herman Miller CFO Greg Bylsma.

Incentives will also likely be approved soon by municipal leaders in the City of Holland and Holland Township.   "We envision jobs to show up on the doorstep in the coming year," said Don Komejan, the township manager.

Herman Miller will release it's first quarter financial statement on Thursday.   At the end of the last quarter, the company's CEO said there was "a renewed sense of momentum in our business."

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