A specialty chemical manufacturer is expanding operations in southeastern Michigan's Pittsfield Township.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. says a project by Pacific Industrial Development Corp. is expected to generate more than $17 million in private investment and create 50 jobs .
The company says it wants to continue increasing its research and development capabilities. It has been awarded a $400,000 performance-based grant.
Pacific Industrial Development chief executive Wei Wu said it will be the company's third location in Pittsfield Township, west of Detroit.
Michigan was chosen over a site in South Carolina for the expansion.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is the state's chief marketing and business attraction arm.