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ArtPrize creates ArtPrize Dallas
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0500
ArtPrize is headed to Texas.

$15M seed fund triples presence downtown
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0500
A seed fund that regularly invests in startup “experiments” is building out a new home in downtown Grand Rapids.

Auctioneer presents personal items of late Steelcase heir
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 -0500
Peter Melvin Wege, the late Grand Rapids icon of generosity, is still giving.

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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