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West Michigan Business News

Medical device maker moves into Bridgewater Place
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400
A growing maker of medical devices is increasing its downtown footprint by 50 percent by moving across town — a move it hopes will help with recruitment.

LaughFest spreads $3.2M economic impact
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0400
This year's LaughFest generated more than laughs.

Hong Kong company acquires majority stake in printer supplier
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 -0400
A Hong Kong-based company will be able to tap into new markets after acquiring a majority stake in a maker of specialty printers.

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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