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West Michigan Business News

West Michigan beer industry flows over RateBeer 'Best' rankings
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 -0500
The region’s beer industry ranks highly among readers of an international website dedicated to rating beer.

Hotels book record-breaking year
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500
Hotels in Kent County reported record-breaking sales in 2014, signaling another year of growth in tourism.

Grand Rapids names director of parks and recreation
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0500
The Grand Rapids City Commission has welcomed the city’s new director of the Parks & Recreation Department.

Economic Development Office

The EDO coordinates and implements the economic development services offered by the City of Kentwood, including the following:

  • Makes contact with the business community through business retention and expansion calls, coordinating with The Right Place, Inc. and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
  • Provides information on state economic development programs that affect the Kentwood business community.
  • Reviews and approves loans to businesses through the Kentwood Economic Development Corporation.
  • Provides information to city officials regarding economic development issues affecting the City.
  • Provides assistance to businesses for programs such as Public Act 198 tax abatements and other incentives.
  • Prepares marketing materials for the City.
  • Provides city officials with feedback from the business community through the annual Business Forum.
  • Provides staff support for the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

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