economic development

10:47 am
Tue August 12, 2014

BC Seeks State Development Certification

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Kalamazoo and Marshall are already part of the program that began in 2013 to help cities attract more investment and jobs.
The city of Battle Creek will participate in a statewide program that aims to streamline its redevelopment process and better market the community to developers. Commissioners will vote at their regular meeting Tuesday on a resolution supporting the city's participation in the Michigan Economic Development Corp.'s Redevelopment Ready Communities initiative.
12:59 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Ottawa County Economic Development Agency Picks Executive From Kalamazoo as Next President

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Jennifer Owens has been a vice president at Southwest Michigan First
Jennifer Owens has been appointed as Lakeshore Advantage's next president.She replaces Randy Thelen at the helm of the local nonprofit organization that's responsible for helping propel economic development throughout Ottawa County, its board of directors announced this morning."I'm honored to become part of a collaborative community that supports and fosters business growth and look forward to working with area leaders to help maximize this positive momentum," Owens said.