Items Tagged with 'Jennifer Owens'

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Business census nears deadline

Surveys conducted every five years are used by economic developers, policymakers.

June 1, 2018
The deadline is approaching for businesses to file responses for the national economic census. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage supports $90M in private investment

The economic development agency supported 49 business expansion projects in 2017 that resulted in more than 650 new jobs.

February 16, 2018
Last year’s numbers are in for Lakeshore Advantage, the nonprofit economic development organization serving employers in Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. Read More

Economic growth expected for Grand Rapids

Professionals express concerns over lack of skilled labor in skilled trades industry, NAFTA.

December 29, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) After a year of surpassed expectations, another economically successful year is expected for West Michigan, though growth may be limited compared to last year. Read More

Investment study places Ottawa on top

SmartAsset ranks county No. 1 in state; Kent County ranks No. 8.

October 28, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A recent study by financial technology firm SmartAsset confirmed something West Michigan residents have known for a long time — companies want to spend their money here. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage sheds light on available resources

Organization holds networking event to give companies opportunity for growth.

September 23, 2016
West Michigan is populated with available resources and tools to assist fledgling and mid-sized companies grow and succeed. Read More

Survey: 72 percent of firms plan to expand

Employers in Allegan, Ottawa counties also are addressing talent shortage.

August 12, 2016
For the third straight year, employers in West Michigan see an increase in sales, according to a report from Zeeland-based Lakeshore Advantage. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage spurs investment

The economic development engine is accelerating growth in Ottawa County.

January 8, 2016
Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development organization located in Zeeland, has released its 2015 year-end review and highlighted a number of accomplishments that have contributed to Ottawa County as an economically robust region. Read More

Inside Track: Owens has a passion for nurturing the community

The leader of Lakeshore Advantage finds the position suits her thirst for knowledge and professional growth.

October 9, 2015
The president of Lakeshore Advantage brings a wealth of experience as an economic developer to supporting businesses in the region. Read More

Report finds lakeshore businesses are in good shape

Most are spending on R&D, introducing new products and planning to expand.

July 17, 2015
A West Michigan business report provides a snapshot of continued strength of Ottawa County and northern Allegan County businesses despite talent development concerns. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage names president

April 10, 2014
The nonprofit promoting economic development in Ottawa County has named a new president. Read More