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Displaying items by tag: Michigan Economic Developers Association

Michigan and the nation need the same kind of concerted effort to deploy broadband internet access as 90 years ago when America set out to electrify rural areas following the Great Depression, economic developers say.

Published in Economic Development

The Michigan Economic Developers Association has created a fellowship named after Birgit Klohs, the long-time CEO of The Right Place Inc. in Grand Rapids who plans to retire at the end of January.

Published in Economic Development

LANSING –– The crowded field of candidates seeking to become Michigan’s next governor offer distinctly different views for how they would shape the state’s economic development policy.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:40

Market shifts favor new industrial redevelopment

WYOMING — Stu Kingma often fields multiple phone calls per month from people interested in redeveloping Site 36, one of West Michigan’s most storied former industrial sites.

GRAND RAPIDS — Restoring the Grand River to its former state and encouraging more recreational uses of the waterway in downtown Grand Rapids may be part of the long game of economic development, but a variety of companies have started banking on the notion that improvements will occur. 

At this time next year, economic developers from around Michigan will gather in Holland.

Published in Breaking News