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West Michigan Business News

Developers target Grand Rapids' 'next great neighborhood'
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400
The historic Creston neighborhood in northeast Grand Rapids is set to see three projects under development that will create new apartments, a rooftop bar and retail space — which city officials believe will help transform the area.

Brewery interviews for more than 100 jobs
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400
Beer jobs keep popping up in the region.

Footwear division opens pop-up store
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400
A footwear division from the area has opened its first North American pop-up store.

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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