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Denim store fits into downtown
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:39:00 -0400
A homegrown denim retailer is moving into downtown Grand Rapids.

Local First overhauls sustainability conference
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:44:00 -0400
Local First is changing the format of its annual sustainability conference.

University wins third consecutive project management competition
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400
A team of students claimed first place at a project management competition on Monday — and picked up the third consecutive win for their university.

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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