Items Tagged with 'SmartZone'


WMU creating second business park

The 55-acre, $4.2M park will be sold in parcels for about $60K to $80K per acre.

December 21, 2018
Since 2000, 40 research and technology companies have filled up the 256-acre Western Michigan University Business Technology and Research Park, located on its Parkview Campus in Oshtemo Township. Read More

Grand Rapids SmartZone awards $1.6M in grants

December 19, 2017
The Grand Rapids SmartZone has approved six grants totaling $1.6 million to local entities supporting technology businesses and entrepreneurs. Read More

Start Garden Ecosystem takes on leadership role

Move is designed to eliminate redundancy in startup community.

April 1, 2016
The startup ecosystem in West Michigan has a new captain at the helm to help entrepreneurs navigate the myriad resources, funding and services while increasing access to all industry sectors. Read More

SmartZone plans head to state for approval

January 22, 2016
After receiving unanimous approval at the local level earlier this week, the Holland SmartZone action plans have been submitted to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Michigan Treasury Department for final review and approval. Read More

Grand Rapids and Holland partner on SmartZone

Designation will support growth of tech and research-related firms and jobs.

November 6, 2015
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has officially approved the designation of a satellite SmartZone encompassing 1,000 acres along Lake Macatawa in Holland. Read More

Holland awaits SmartZone decision

June 12, 2015
Holland is one step closer to creating a new satellite SmartZone. Read More

Holland pursues SmartZone satellite designation

October 10, 2014
A lakeshore city with a history of successful entrepreneurs is constructing a regional partnership with Grand Rapids to develop a SmartZone along Lake Macatawa’s shoreline. Read More