Data

We interview companies in our region to understand how to best support their growth. This information drives our economic development initiatives.

Business Intelligence Report

We meet with over 300 business leaders each year, and interview a strategic sampling of over 100 of them using a vetted economic development research tool. We analyze the data we collect on an annual basis and share it through the Business Intelligence Report. This report offers the business climate snapshot of our region, with challenges and opportunities facing our region's primary employers. 
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Download the Business Intelligence Report


Investor Guide

The Investor Guide shares the impact economic development has on our region and includes major initiatives and investments of the past year, with a look ahead to our current and future work.
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Download the 2017 Investor Guide
 

Regional Data

The West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance has launched the West Michigan Regional Dashboard - a compilation of 34 different data sets for the 13-county West Michigan region. The tool is designed to offer an accurate overview of how the region is doing in terms of overall quality of life and economic factors.
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Go to the West Michigan Regional Dashboard
 

Other Data and Sources

Michigan Economic Development Corporation's site database and demographics.

Ottawa County Geographic Information System.

Ottawa County is one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan.

Who lives and works in our region? Demographics and business information from the U.S. Census Bureau for Ottawa and Allegan Counties. 

Ottawa County is part of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of over one million strong.