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Startup fashions loungewear line
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400
A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a former business attorney in Miami is turning to the fashion industry.

University names FSU provost president
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:00 -0400
Northern Michigan University in Marquette has named the provost of Ferris State University its 15th president.

State Supreme Court considers online privacy rule
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:37:00 -0400
LANSING — After some courts failed to comply with federal law, a proposed rule by the Michigan Supreme Court aims to stop courts from posting individuals’ personal information on the Internet.

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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