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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Economic Developers Association

Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:29

Economic development leadership changes could lend ‘fresh eyes’ to mission

West Michigan economic development organizations are in a transition period — much like the industry itself during the COVID-19 pandemic — as multiple agencies take on new leadership.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 October 2020 19:17

Panel: Rural broadband development should mirror electric grid build-out

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
Friday, 23 October 2020 11:27

Fellowship named after The Right Place CEO to support women, minorities 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

Sunday, 04 March 2018 17:46

Gubernatorial candidates differ on economic development strategy

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.

Sunday, 04 September 2016 17:14

Rivers of vibrancy: Cities embrace waterways as economic development strategy

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. 

Friday, 26 August 2016 12:51

Holland to host next year's economic developers' conference

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

Published in Breaking News