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West Michigan Business News

Brewery multiplies capacity
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400
A downtown brewery is planning to get larger — much larger.

Grilled cheese franchise maps location
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400
A grilled cheese sandwich franchise didn’t “cut corners” in selecting the site for one of the restaurants it’s planning in the region.

Bank reaches $37.5M settlement
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0400
A Michigan bank with a large regional presence has reached a $37.5-million settlement with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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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