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PPT won't disappear with a 'yes' vote Aug. 5
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:03:00 -0400
One fact about Michigan’s personal property tax on business equipment is apparently overlooked in the blizzard of support for Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Grand Rapids not rolling out the red carpet for Airbnb
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:03:00 -0400
While Airbnb may be enjoying a slightly better reception from the city of Grand Rapids than when it was first discussed, the $10 billion sharing economy business is still getting a bit of a cold shoulder.

Conventions are putting heads in beds in Grand Rapids
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:03:00 -0400
The convention and tourism climate in Grand Rapids is still on the upswing, with 2014 on target to be the fourth consecutive year of record room revenue, according to Janet Korn, Experience Grand Rapids senior vice president.

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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