Detroit could soon be home to 300 new jobs in the auto insurance industry as a Chicago-based carrier seeks to expand its Midwest footprint.
The board of the Michigan Strategic Fund on Tuesday awarded Clearcover Inc. a $3.5 million Michigan Business Development Program grant and a $400,000 Jobs Ready Michigan Program grant.
The company plans to invest up to $5 million and create up to 303 jobs in Detroit, according to a memo from the Michigan Economic Development Corp., which administers the MSF.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Clearcover intends to begin hiring immediately for remote work-from-home positions in sales, claims and customer service in the Detroit labor market, said Heidi Craun, head of customer experience at Clearcover.
“We strongly prefer to have teams together in an office,” Craun told the MSF board during a virtual meeting. “Of course, that was kind of blown up by the pandemic.”