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West Michigan Business News

University wins platinum for library
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:49:00 -0400
A college library has been designated the first LEED Platinum library in the state.

Restaurant plans banquet hall expansion
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:17:00 -0400
A lakeshore restaurant is planning to increase its capacity for large events that overlook the water — in response to growing customer demand in the area.

Local First throws Lakeshore Street Party
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:46:00 -0400
Local First is traveling to a lakeshore town on Saturday to throw an inaugural street party with a diverse lineup of food, beverages, musicians and activities — which reflect the surrounding neighborhoods.

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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