Economic Development Office

Economic Development Office

Economic Development Office 

The Economic Development Office provides businesses and investors with resources and assistance to do business in Kentwood. We coordinate and implement economic development services, which includes: 

  • Making contact with the business community through business retention and expansion calls, coordinating with The Right Place, Inc. and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
  • Providing information on state economic development programs that affect the Kentwood business community.
  • Reviewing and approving loans to businesses through the Kentwood Economic Development Corporation.
  • Educating city officials about economic development issues affecting the City.
  • Assisting businesses for programs such as Public Act 198 tax abatements and other incentives.
  • Engaging businesses in Kentwood for feedback through regular visits and communications along with the Annual Business Forum.
  • Providing support for the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. 


Contact 
Lisa Golder
616.554.0709 
golderL@kentwood.us