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West Michigan Business News

U-M names ex-furniture exec interim athletic director
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:29:00 -0400
The former top executive at a local office furniture maker has been named the interim athletic director at the University of Michigan.

Auto supplier invests $7.3M in expansion, 198 jobs
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:00 -0400
A supplier of components and systems for auto interiors is planning an expansion at multiple sties in the region that will create 198 jobs.

Entrepreneur dials into wireless franchise
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400
At 24, Molly Martin’s career is rising almost as fast as the wireless network her business sells.

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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