Economic Development Corp

Economic Development Corp

About the Economic Development Corporation 
The Economic Development Corporation was formed to coordinate and implement economic development activities of Kentwood.  The EDC Board is appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Commission.  All Board members are Kentwood residents representing a variety of businesses and industries.

What We Do 
The EDC acts as a liaison to attract, retain and expand business within the Kentwood community. The Board members and their staff work with various branches of the government in enhancing resources that are available to businesses.

How can I help?
In discussions with your neighbors, colleagues and business associates you can point out the benefits of living in Kentwood, such as its vibrant business community, well developed infrastructure, first class school system, excellent recreational facilities as well as its proximity to all forms of transportation, including the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Getting Involved
By helping the EDC you are lending a hand so that your community can prosper!  Our success ensures that all citizens of our community can enjoy the available resources for a peaceful and pleasant life.

Board Members

Rich Gaffin
Jessica Ann Tyson
Dave DeBruyn
Jim Green
Jim Swoboda
Earl Clements
Robert Coughlin
Joel Brandt
Anthony DeLuccia


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