About Us

Catalyzing resources to drive economic growth in West Michigan.

Founded in 2003 by business-minded community members, Lakeshore Advantage is a non-profit economic development organization that connects businesses to the resources they need to grow in Ottawa County and West Michigan. We accomplish this by working to:
 

MAINTAIN.jpg Maintain a robust primary business base at all stages of development. 
TACKLE.jpg ‚ÄčTackle talent challenges to overcome barriers to growth. 
LOOK.jpg Look forward to ensure long-term economic health. 

Board of Directors

Our overall strategic policy is directed by a 20-member board of directors composed primarily of private sector business leaders.

Mike Ramirez

Mike Ramirez

- Chair

Herman Miller
Jeff Disher

Jeff Disher

- Vice Chair

Disher
Kris DePree

Kris DePree

- Treasurer

Colliers International
Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt

- Secretary

BizStream
Scot Lindemann

Scot Lindemann

LindyTech
Steve Ramus

Steve Ramus

Perrigo
Jennifer Remondino

Jennifer Remondino

Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP
Al Vanderberg

Al Vanderberg

Ottawa County
Jim VanderKolk

Jim VanderKolk

Royal Technologies
Jeweral Washington

Jeweral Washington

J-Max Transportation
Dr. Mirka Wilderer

Dr. Mirka Wilderer

Evoqua Water Technologies