Items Tagged with 'Lakeshore Advantage'


Manufacturer backs lakeshore's Now for the Next fund

August 7, 2018
A lakeshore economic development nonprofit has received its largest "financial commitment from a private sector employer." Read More

Automation supplier creating 100 jobs

July 19, 2018
A manufacturer of custom automation equipment plans to invest $4 million in the region and create 100 high-tech jobs. Read More

Gov. Snyder sets talent plan in motion

Marshall Plan for Talent will invest $100M over five years to educate students on career options.

June 29, 2018
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder approved the Marshall Plan for Talent last week, which will invest $100 million to be used over the next five years in an effort to improve the state’s talent pool. Read More

Longstanding companies shape lakeshore region

June 22, 2018
In 1968, Chicago native Pat Thompson put down roots in Holland where he embarked on a new entrepreneurial vision: deep-draw business. Read More

Street Talk: Addressing serious issues

Neighborly advice.

June 8, 2018
Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a $10-million investment to establish a Battle Creek Small Business Loan Fund. Read More

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

Retailer expanding distribution center

May 25, 2018
A West Michigan appliance and electronics retailer plans to nearly double the size of its distribution center. 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

Change Ups: Koster, Hemingway receive Visionary Award

February 16, 2018
Dave Koster, general manager of the Holland Board of Public Works, and Tim Hemingway, Holland Board of Public Works board president, received the Lakeshore Advantage Visionary Award for their efforts that resulted in the Holland Energy Park. Read More

Companies investing $105M in operations and creating 262 jobs

February 15, 2018
Two companies in the region are planning to expand their operations and workforces — after a number of improvements to nearby roadways. Read More