economic development

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A spokesman for The Right Place Inc. confirmed rumors on Monday, Nov. 2, that they are working with a possible new tenant for the giant pyramid-shaped "corporate development center" that Steelcase moved out of five years." (MLive)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Three public entities are eyeing the former Performance Paper Inc. land in Kalamazoo as the site of a future public health campus. Kalamazoo County, the Family Health Center and the Michigan Department of Human Services are looking to build on the site, said Jerome Kisscorni, city of Kalamazoo economic development director and assistant city manager." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Governor Rick Snyder launched a statewide initiative in River Rouge today to stimulate economic growth in cities across the state. The program called Rising Tide will provide development tools and leadership to one community in each of the state’s ten economic regions. Paw Paw is one of the communities selected (WDET)

"Through some simple tweaks to its website and possible ordinance changes, the city of Battle Creek could improve its redevelopment process over the next year, according to a state report released last week." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"City commissioners finalized an agreement that requires Battle Creek Unlimited to disclose more details about its recruiting and business-retention activities." (Battle Creek Enquirer)