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West Michigan Business News

Foundation awards MSU $6M for food programs
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:05:00 -0400
A local foundation has awarded Michigan State University $6 million in grants for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in the state.

Startup maps brewery shuttle
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:10:00 -0400
Grand Rapids beer has created another business.

GVSU identifies business potential in districts
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 -0400
GVSU researchers are helping to drive economic development with a tool that provides access to key data on local neighborhoods.

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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