Cinnaire, in partnership with Chase, provided a $9 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation supporting the brand new Mott Culinary facility in downtown Flint. 

The new Culinary Arts Institute provides an expanding curriculum and student-operated restaurant service including baked goods cage and support community events in the downtown area. This also enables MCC to increase program capacity and provides expanded presence in downtown Flint, creating future collaboration efforts with Health and Wellness District partners. 

The expansion will bring new students to the area, with building capacity to be able to hold 400 students. The restaurant industry has a projected growth of 1.7 million jobs by 2025.

The renovations created two culinary arts teaching kitchens, two bakery and pastry arts teaching kitchens, a meat fabrication teaching laboratory, a dining space connected to a baked good cafe and a large, dividable meeting space to teach different aspects of the foodservice industry to students.

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