Business Resources

We assist approximately 30 companies with expansion projects in our region annually.

Whether it's growth assistance, finding talent or expanding your market, we work with dozens of partners to support business growth. Contact us and we can assist in navigating available business resources to support your specific needs. 

Business Resource Directory  


Growth Assistance

Your business health in West GrowthAssistance2-(1).jpgMichigan is our priority. Through our Business Intelligence program, we gather valuable insight to customize our services to your needs. We provide connections and support in these areas (to name a few):
  • Business expansion and tax abatement support
  • Streamlining permitting process
  • Entrepreneurial support
  • International business support
  • Foreign trade zone

Talent Solutions

Great talent is critical to your company’s success. We focus on talent development, attraction, and retention solutions to ensure your business has the human capital it needs to flourish.

  • K-12 Career mapping
  • Human Resources Round Table
  • Teacher and student awareness of local career opportunities
  • Skilled trades and higher ed connections for interns, employees and resources
  • MichiganSmartCoast.com, a website and social media engagement tool for human resource professionals to use when recruiting to help tell the story of living and working on the lakeshore to early career professionals and engineers. 
  • Connections with Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC), Careerline Tech Center, Grand Valley State University and Hope College for interns, recent grads or to post jobs
  • Connections with West Michgian Works! for:
    • Skilled Trades Training Fund grants
    • Incumbent worker training
    • On the job training grants
  • Connections with Grand Rapids Community College for Michigan new jobs grant

Location Assistance

As the fastest growing region in Michigan, our community is a thriving place for business. With a high quality of life and our proximity to the beautiful Lake Michigan shores, West Michigan is a desirable choice for employees and employers alike.


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