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July 16, 2020 in Event

SURGE Coffee Talk

Coffee Connection & Conversation Third Thursday of every month 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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June 26, 2020 in News

E-Newsletters

Explore our e-newsletters with business news and events for West Michigan Lakeshore Region...

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June 17, 2020 in News

Lakeshore Advantage Accelerates Programming and Support During COVID-19

Recognizing need, investors double their financial commitments

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June 11, 2020 in News

REPORT SHOWS POSITIVE ECONOMIC TRENDS AS BUSINESSES RETURN TO WORK

Increased operating capacity and high supply chain confidence demonstrates forward motion

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June 11, 2020 in Event

Utility Partners on Cost Savings Progams

Join us for our Weekly Webinar Series.

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May 26, 2020 in News

FEMA Corp. Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility

FEMA Corp. Breaks Ground in Otsego, Invests $3.7M

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May 20, 2020 in Blog

Serving entrepreneurs in turbulent and uncertain times

By Amanda Chocko, as published at InBIA

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May 15, 2020 in News

Holland-Based Company Jolt Energy Storage Wins $250K Grant for CleanTechnology

A local startup company supported by Lakeshore Advantage and our SURGE entrepreneurial efforts...

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April 30, 2020 in News

Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services

Allendale Charter Township is seeking assistance for engineering services for the following CDBG...

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April 29, 2020 in Blog

Leading Through COVID-19: An Economic Development Leader's Perspective

Lakeshore Advantage President Jennifer Owens shares an inside look into leading a team through...

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April 21, 2020 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE SHARES BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS REPORT

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE SHARES BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS REPORT Data points to necessity of returning...

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April 20, 2020 in Blog

Salute to Our Essential Workforce

Op-Ed by Jennifer Owens regarding saluting manufacturing essential workers in this critical time,...

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March 27, 2020 in News

Lakeshore Advantage Administering Michigan Small Business Relief Grants and Loans for Allegan and Ottawa Counties

Lakeshore Advantage was awarded by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) the...

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March 24, 2020 in Blog

FAQ's about Families First Coronavirus Response Act

UPDATED 3/24/20 FAQ: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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March 23, 2020 in Event

COVID-19 Employer Update

Hear the latest updates from a cross-disciplinary team on the current situation surrounding COVID...

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March 23, 2020 in News

Employers: How to Be Prepared IF there is a Shelter in Place Order

How to Be Prepared in the Case of a Shelter in Place Order

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March 19, 2020 in Blog

What Small Businesses Need to Know to Apply for Disaster Relief – COVID-19

Everything a Small Needs to Know to Apply for SBA Disaster Relief loans ASAP

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March 18, 2020 in News

Leading Through COVID-19: Economic Development

Lakeshore Advantage president Jennifer Owens chronicles her team's journey assisting West MI...

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March 18, 2020 in Event

Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) Showcase

Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) Showcase

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March 18, 2020 in Event

Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) Showcase

Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) Showcase

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March 16, 2020 in Blog

Governor Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Workers

Governor Whitmer temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits

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March 14, 2020 in News

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

COVID-19 Resources for Business

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March 12, 2020 in Event

So You're Expanding 101

Join Lakeshore Advantage Investors for our Quarterly series program and learn about a topic that...

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March 12, 2020 in News

HUDSONVILLE ICE CREAM CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO HOLLAND AND WEST MICHIGAN WITH DRY GOODS WAREHOUSE EXPANSION

"West Michigan has been our home since the very beginning, and as we expand availability of...

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March 11, 2020 in Event

FounderCo Meetup

Brought to you by Lakeshore Advantage

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March 11, 2020 in Event

SURGE Days at the Treehuis

SURGE Days at the Treehuis Let’s Cowork Together!

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March 11, 2020 in Event

SURGE Days at the Treehuis

SURGE Days at the Treehuis Let’s Cowork Together!

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March 05, 2020 in Event

POSTPONED - 2020 Senior Expo

A hiring event for 2,000 High School Students & 100 Local Employers!

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March 02, 2020 in Event

Culture & Coffee

Culture & Coffee - Navigating Japan

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February 28, 2020 in Event

Techstars Startup Weekend Grand Rapids

Techstars Startup Weekend Grand Rapids Feb 28 - March 1

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February 20, 2020 in News

PANGEA REPTILE EXPANDING IN ZEELAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP

Company investing nearly $1.3 million to increase manufacturing space

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February 07, 2020 in News

2,000 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS ABOUT JOBS

Employer Registration Now Open for the 2020 Senior Expo

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February 03, 2020 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE ANNOUNCES 2020 VISIONARY AWARDEES

Jim Brooks and Dick Haworth Honored as Lakeshore Advantage's Visionary Awardees

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January 30, 2020 in Event

Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting 2020

The Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting is a gathering of senior-level business leaders,

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January 17, 2020 in News

PERRIGO INVESTING NEARLY $14 MILLION IN HOLLAND TOWNSHIP EXPANSION

Perrigo is investing $13.6 million in Holland Charter Township, expanding their existing location...

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January 17, 2020 in News

2019 Successful Projects

We had the pleasure of supporting these 21 projects in 2019

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January 16, 2020 in Event

January Kickoff

We have a lot of new and exciting opportunities in store for SURGE 2020!

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January 15, 2020 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Experienced business leaders join governing board.

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January 15, 2020 in Blog

2019 Successful Projects in Review

In 2019, Lakeshore Advantage supported 21 successful expansion, relocation or retention projects...

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December 18, 2019 in Surge

SURGE E-News

Read about our region's thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems news and events in our SURGE E...

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November 13, 2019 in Surge

SURGE Boostcamp Celebration

Join us November 20th to celebrate our first BoostCamp cohort.

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November 13, 2019 in Event

Surge Boostcamp Reception

Recognizing the First SURGE Boostcamp Cohort.

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November 11, 2019 in Event

Newly Elected Officials Reception

This Investors Only reception will bring together business and community leaders from the...

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October 30, 2019 in Blog

As seen in the Holland Sentinel

Mentorship:  Don’t Wait. Do the Right Thing for You and for Others 

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October 18, 2019 in Blog

Ready, Set, Customers!

Ready, Set, Customers!By Amanda Chocko, Director of SURGE powered by Lakeshore Advantage   ...

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October 17, 2019 in Event

SURGE Night at the Museum

Join us for our October meetup at the historic Holland Museum.

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October 08, 2019 in News

TWO COMPANIES EXPANDING IN HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP

Big Dutchman and Tric Tool investing over $1 million, creating 29 jobs

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September 30, 2019 in Blog

As Seen in the Grand Rapids Business Journal

Opening Doors So Students Can Discover Manufacturing

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September 30, 2019 in Event

Discover Manufacturing Week

A celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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September 19, 2019 in News

REPORT SHOWS EMPLOYERS ARE GROWING IN A HEALTHY REGIONAL ECONOMY

REPORT SHOWS EMPLOYERS ARE GROWING IN A HEALTHY REGIONAL ECONOMYLakeshore Advantage analysis of...

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September 19, 2019 in News

ITB PACKAGING EXPANDING IN HOLLAND

ITB PACKAGING EXPANDING IN HOLLANDITB Packaging announced a $3.5M dollar expansion creating at...

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September 17, 2019 in News

PLASCORE EXPANDING IN ZEELAND

PLASCORE EXPANDING IN ZEELANDPlascore’s near $6M dollar expansion is expected to create...

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September 02, 2019 in Event

Holland/Zeeland Community Labor Day Truck Parade

Make some noise for the businesses and workers of West Michigan! Bring the family, earplugs, and...

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August 22, 2019 in Blog

Now for Next

Now for the NextBy  Beth Blantion, Vice President of Engagement, Lakeshore Advantage A...

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August 22, 2019 in News

NOW FOR THE NEXT FUND CREATED FOR FUTURE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

 NOW FOR THE NEXT FUND CREATED FOR FUTURE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITYNew Advisory Committee Holds...

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August 12, 2019 in Blog

Bridging the Gap Between Today’s Professionals and Tomorrow’s Talent

Bridging the Gap Between Today’s Professionals and Tomorrow’s Talent  The...

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August 08, 2019 in News

ALLENDALE-BASED BIZSTREAM ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT AND GROWTH

ALLENDALE-BASED BIZSTREAM ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT AND GROWTHBizStream investing over $500,000 in...

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August 05, 2019 in Surge

SURGE startup receives $200K Small Business Innovation and Research grant 

  SURGE startup receives $200K Small Business Innovation and Research grant 8/5...

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July 23, 2019 in Blog

As seen in the Holland Sentinel

When I left my economic development role in Ann Arbor, one of the things I missed the most...

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July 18, 2019 in News

TWO LONG-STANDING WEST MICHIGAN FOOD PROCCESSORS EXPAND

Mead Johnson and Hudsonville Creamery investing more than $68 million

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July 17, 2019 in News

ARTISAN MEDICAL DISPLAYS EXPANDS IN ZEELAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP

ARTISAN MEDICAL DISPLAYS EXPANDS IN ZEELAND CHARTER TOWNSHIPCompany investing nearly $1.8 million...

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July 02, 2019 in News

BoostCamp Applications Now Being Accepted

BoostCamp Applications Now Being Accepted Is there technology on the shelf at your company, or...

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June 21, 2019 in News

TOP FIVE TOP IDEAS CHOSEN FOR 5X5 NIGHT BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION

TOP FIVE TOP IDEAS CHOSEN FOR 5X5 NIGHT BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITIONFive Experienced Judges Will...

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June 20, 2019 in Event

5x5 Night

Please join us for an evening of hearing from local innovators and supporting West Michigan...

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June 20, 2019 in Event

5x5 Night

Please join us for an evening of hearing from local innovators and supporting West Michigan...

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June 12, 2019 in News

DEWYS MANUFACTURING INC. EXPANDS IN WRIGHT TOWNSHIP

DEWYS MANUFACTURING INC. EXPANDS IN WRIGHT TOWNSHIPDeWys Manufacturing is investing $6.9 million...

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June 06, 2019 in News

5x5 NIGHT BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT GENTEX

 5x5 NIGHT BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT GENTEX $5,000 prize for winning...

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June 06, 2019 in News

Michigan Smart Coast Summer Engagement Activities for Interns and Young Professionals

This Michigan Smart Coast Summer Series is open to all college age students and interns who are...

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May 30, 2019 in Event

Michigan Smart Coast Events

Join Michigan Smart Coast Summer Events

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May 29, 2019 in Surge

LOCAL MEDICAL STARTUP MANUFACTURER LOOKING TO CHANGE HOW SURGEONS ARE TRAINED

LOCAL MEDICAL STARTUP MANUFACTURER LOOKING TO CHANGE HOW SURGEONS ARE TRAINED   Encoris, a...

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May 18, 2019 in Blog

TPM (Talent Pipeline Management)

TPM (Talent Pipeline Management)By Angela Huesman, Chief Operating Officer, Lakeshore...

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May 08, 2019 in Blog

Ensuring Current and Future Generations Want to Live and Work in Our Vibrant Economy

Ensuring Current and Future Generations Want to Live and Work in Our Vibrant Economy By Jennifer...

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May 03, 2019 in Event

Investor Engagement Series, From Startup to Grownup

What does it take to grow a starup business from a big idea to a profitable venture? Each path to...

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April 16, 2019 in News

TWO MAJOR EMPLOYERS EXPANDING IN JAMESTOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

Royal Technologies announced a $23 million-dollar expansion and MFP Automation Engineering...

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April 10, 2019 in News

1,200 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDED DISCOVER YOUR PATH CAREER EXPO

4/10/2019//HOLLAND, MI- On a day that is consumed with testing high school underclassmen...

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March 26, 2019 in Blog

A Good Place for All of Us

All in all, Ottawa County is a good place. The County government does an excellent job of...

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March 07, 2019 in News

COMPOSITE BUILDERS EXPANDS IN THE CITY OF HOLLAND

Composite Builders is investing $340,000 in Ottawa County, creating 15 jobs

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February 26, 2019 in Blog

Mayor's Roundtable Talent Focus Groups

The Mayor’s Roundtable event is an annual display of the partnership between the ...

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February 21, 2019 in Blog

TEDx Macatawa – Tuesday March 19, 12:30pm-5:00pm, Holland Civic Center

The phrase, “TED talk” evokes a blacked-out stage, a bright spotlight, the color...

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February 15, 2019 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE ADDS BOARD MEMBERS AND DIRECTOR OF SURGE

Lakeshore Advantage welcomes two new board members and a director of entrepreneurial programming

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January 30, 2019 in News

KAIDI LLC CHOOSES HOLLAND, MI FOR ITS FIRST UNITED STATES MANUFACTURING LOCATION

Lakeshore Advantage partnered with the MEDC to support $2 million investment

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January 28, 2019 in Blog

Exciting Times Ahead for Allegan

Going through the January issue of Allegan County’s Chamber & Business News, the...

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January 25, 2019 in Blog

Tariffs Affect Local Employers and Who to Contact

West Coast Chamber and Lakeshore Advantage hosted an Executive Roundtable discussion with...

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January 23, 2019 in Blog

It's Not About the Money

Rich Lievense and Garth Deur presented from an angel investor, business leader perspective on...

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January 22, 2019 in News

WELDING INSTRUCTOR RICH CURRIE RECEIVES LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE VISIONARY AWARD

1/22/2019 // ZEELAND, MICH – Rich Currie, Welding Instructor for Allegan County Area...

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January 09, 2019 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE 2018 PROJECTS SHOW ECONOMIC STRENGTH

Primary employer private investment more than doubled over last year in the region

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December 20, 2018 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE ANNOUNCES VISIONARY AWARD FINALISTS

Awardee will be announced at Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting Jan 18

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December 05, 2018 in Blog

Gift Locally to Invest in Your Community

SURGE provides a gift guide to gift locally from Western Michigan Startups.

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November 28, 2018 in Blog

Holland PHO Presentation

Link to the presentation

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November 27, 2018 in Blog

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE TO RECOGNIZE VISIONARY K-12 EDUCATOR

Submissions Due December 10

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November 14, 2018 in Blog

Know Your Options. ReThink West Michigan

Raise your hand if you like knowing your options.

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November 01, 2018 in Blog

SURGE CELEBRATES STARTUP STRIDES FORWARD

Service providers and startups received awards for their support and achievements

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October 30, 2018 in Blog

Ballot Proposals Overview

Andy Johnston of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Lakeshore Advantage board of...

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September 28, 2018 in News

Report Reveals West Michigan Lakeshore Companies Are Expanding In A Healthy Regional Ecnonomy

Report shares vital stats of expanding companies, expansion investment and barriers to growth in...

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September 26, 2018 in Blog

Now is the Time to Get to Work

Keep moving on those road construction projects!

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September 26, 2018 in Blog

How will you participate?

One in four jobs in West Michigan is in manufacturing. These jobs pay higher wages on average...

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September 25, 2018 in News

Hudsonville Ice Cream Asserts Commitment To Holland And Michigan Through Planned Expansion

Company invests $1.6 million in production facilities

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September 20, 2018 in Blog

Zeeland Interchange Project Progress

The Zeeland Interchange BL I-196 improvements were catalyzed through efforts led by Lakeshore...

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September 06, 2018 in Blog

Our Summer Sprint - Organizational Changes & Additions

Summer has brought many changes and opportunities for our team. Here is a summary to catch you up...

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September 06, 2018 in Blog

Thrive Where You Live: A Case for Community-Based Learning

Community based learning to reach full student potential. Will you join us?

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August 29, 2018 in News

JENNIFER OWENS COMPLETES ADVANCED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Jennifer Owens recently completed a two-week executive education course developed by four partner...

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August 15, 2018 in Blog

In-Demand Careers and the Career Opportunity Report

By Colleen Jones, economics student at University of Michigan and guest blogger

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August 06, 2018 in News

GENTEX LEADS ECONOMIC CATALYST FUND LAUNCH; BECOMES LARGEST INVESTOR IN LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE

Lakeshore Advantage and Zeeland-based Gentex have finalized an agreement making Gentex the first...

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August 03, 2018 in Blog

To the Moon and Back

Jennifer Owens shares about the community's values and their impact on kindergartners.

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July 31, 2018 in Blog

Why the Marshall Plan Is Important for Our Kids

A reflection on the importance of supporting our future workforce, from a mother's perspective.

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July 27, 2018 in Blog

Skilled Labor, Marshall Plan, Going PRO

By Colleen Jones, economics student at University of Michigan and guest blogger

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July 18, 2018 in News

JR AUTOMATION EXPANDS IN HOLLAND, INVESTING $4 MILLION

JR Automation, a manufacturer of custom automation technologies, is expanding its facilities in...

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June 25, 2018 in Blog

Longstanding companies shape lakeshore region

A letter to the editor regarding Trendway, Trans-Matic and Haworth all celebrating milestone...

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June 25, 2018 in News

We're Hiring a Business Solutions Manager

Come join our team to extend business support services in Allegan County!

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June 04, 2018 in Blog

Recap of Future Mobility Looking Forward Forum

Here are some highlights and takeaways from the Mobility Looking Forward Forum hosted at Yanfeng...

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June 04, 2018 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE EXTENDS BUSINESS GROWTH SUPPORT TO ALLEGAN COUNTY

Allegan County chooses Lakeshore Advantage as economic development partner

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May 29, 2018 in Surge

It's Not About the Money

Rich Lievense and Garth Deur presented from an angel investor, business...

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May 25, 2018 in News

BEKINS BRINGING MORE JOBS TO WEST MICHIGAN

Bekins breaks ground on their Coopersville expansion

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March 26, 2018 in Blog

Recap of Comparative Communities Looking Forward Forum

This is a recap of the Looking Forward Forum event on the topic of Comparative Communities, held...

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March 12, 2018 in Blog

Skilled Workers Needed to Sustain Local Manufacturing

Also printed in the Holland Sentinel as part of the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute...

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February 14, 2018 in News

State transportation economic development grants will support 262 new jobs in Ottawa County

Lakeshore Advantage coordinated fund matching efforts between the local units of government and...

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February 02, 2018 in News

FEDERAL GRANT TO SPUR INVESTMENT, JOB CREATION AT THREE AREA EMPLOYERS

Project allows $54.5 million in business investments and 70 new jobs to be created in the area

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January 31, 2018 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE ANNOUNCES 2017 ECONOMIC SUCCESSES

Eighteen expansion projects resulted in $90+ million in private investment and 650+ new jobs

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January 22, 2018 in News

HOLLAND ENERGY PARK RECEIVES LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE VISIONARY AWARD

Dave Koster and Tim Hemingway received the Lakeshore Advantage Visionary Award at the Lakeshore...

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January 15, 2018 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE ANNOUNCES VISIONARY AWARD FINALISTS

Award recipient to be announced at Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting January 19th.

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December 21, 2017 in News

57 LAKESHORE AREA COMPANIES AWARDED $2.4 MILLION TO UPSKILL EMPLOYEES

Amount awarded is nearly double from last year, and will increase skills of area employees.

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December 15, 2017 in Blog

Inspired by Gordon

I couldn’t be more inspired by one incredible man. When times get tough or I need a push forward,...

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November 09, 2017 in News

Housing Next Hires Director to Champion Affordable Housing

The Housing Next Leadership Council has hired Ryan Kilpatrick as its first Director.

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October 24, 2017 in News

HUTT ADDS 81,000 SQ.FT. OF DEEP FROZEN STORAGE AT HUDSONVILLE WAREHOUSE

Hutt Logistics and Hutt Trucking has completed the expansion of their Hudsonville, Mich...

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October 04, 2017 in Surge

SURGE event brings local entrepreneurs, business community together

Entrepreneurs, investors and other members of the Holland business community gathered at Cento...

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September 20, 2017 in News

PLASCORE, INC. TO INVEST $6 MILLION IN CITY OF ZEELAND EXPANSION

Expansion supports aerospace customer growth and creates 10-15 new jobs

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September 13, 2017 in News

GNS AMERICA TO INVEST $2.8 MILLION IN HOLLAND TWP EXPANSION

Expansion includes building, equipment and land improvements and creates 30 new jobs

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September 12, 2017 in News

LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE RELEASES FIRST EVER WEST MI LAKESHORE REGION BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REPORT

West Michigan Lakeshore Region Outpaces US Midwest in business growth, sales and R&D

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August 30, 2017 in News

Leadership Council Formed to Address Workforce Housing Issues

The Housing Next Leadership Council has been formed to focus on increasing units of affordable...

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August 21, 2017 in Surge

2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study

According to the study, recent trends show the quality of life in West Michigan makes the area a...

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August 14, 2017 in News

HOLLAND HOSTS LARGEST EVER MEDA ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK

Largest sponsorship, largest attendance expected at the first ever MEDA meeting in Holland, MI.

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August 03, 2017 in News

Employers: Sign up is open for Skilled Trades Training Fund Information Sessions

In 2016, 34 Ottawa County employers received over $1.37 million to upgrade the skills of new and...

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June 26, 2017 in News

OVER 150 INTERNS REACHED SO FAR THROUGH MICHIGAN SMART COAST SUMMER INTERNSHIP SERIES

Next opportunity for interns: Coffee and Conversation Young Leaders Panel Thursday, June 29.

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June 20, 2017 in News

SURGE HELPS AREA ENTREPRENEURS REACH THEIR NEXT MILESTONES

Powered by Lakeshore Advantage, this new offering describes entrepreneurial services.

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June 01, 2017 in News

MICHIGAN SMART COAST INTERNSHIP SERIES UNDERWAY

The Michigan Smart Coast Summer internship series is underway.

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May 25, 2017 in News

TOP FIVE IDEAS AND JUDGES CHOSEN FOR HOLLAND 5x5 NIGHT

5x5 Night business idea competition will be held Wednesday, May 31st, 5:00pm at Haworth

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May 19, 2017 in News

5x5 NIGHT BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION TO BE HOSTED AT HAWORTH

Public voting open through May 22nd, May 31st Event open to the public.

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March 28, 2017 in News

Wastewater Treatment Project Spurs Growth at Two Coopersville Companies

Coopersville, Michigan –Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC and Fairlife LLC, announced...

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March 27, 2017 in News

Holland SmartZone off to an Impactful Start

Read Holland SmartZone Board Chair Craig Hall's take on the entrepreneurial progress on the...

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March 15, 2017 in News

“Energy Ready” Industrial Site Ready for Development

View full Consumers Energy "Energy Ready" assessment here.  Ottawa County...

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March 08, 2017 in Blog

Genesis Trailers

Genesis Trailers builds galvanized trailers to get your boat in the water. They are located by...

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March 06, 2017 in Blog

Gentex Corporation: A Growing Company

The ClientGentex Corporation is a global, high technology electronics company that is managed by...

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February 15, 2017 in News

LG Chem Michigan Announces New Facility Addition

HOLLAND, Michigan — LG Chem Michigan Inc. (LGCMI) said today it will build a 100,000...

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January 31, 2017 in News

Lakeshore Advantage Announces 2016 Economic Successes

Zeeland, Michigan – Lakeshore Advantage, the non-profit economic development...

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January 19, 2017 in News

Local Leaders to Share Raw Stories At Failure:Lab Holland

Holland, Michigan - Failure:Lab, an international movement with the mission of eliminating...

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January 17, 2017 in News

Lakeshore Advantage Welcomes New Board Members

Zeeland, Michigan – Lakeshore Advantage announces the appointment of three new members to...

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November 15, 2016 in News

Gentex Founder Fred Bauer Receives Innovation Trailblazer Award

Zeeland, Michigan – Lakeshore Advantage presented Fred Bauer, chairman and CEO of...

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November 14, 2016 in News

Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting 2016: Innovate

The Lakeshore Advantage annual meeting celebrated Innovation in Action in our region...

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October 05, 2016 in News

Royal Technologies to Expand in Jamestown Charter Twp., MI

JAMESTOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MICH –Injection molded plastic components manufacturer Royal...

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October 03, 2016 in News

West Michigan Recognized Internationally for Regional Collaboration

Zeeland, Michigan – Leaders from Lakeshore Advantage, the City of Grand Rapids and...

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September 21, 2016 in News

West Michigan Businesses Encouraged to Attend Event With Over 30 Business-Support Organizations

Holland, Michigan – Business leaders are invited to spend next Friday morning...

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August 24, 2016 in News

Automation Design Company Koops, Inc. to Expand in Holland, MI

UPDATE: Click here to see the .pdf Case Study provided by Michigan Economic Development...

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August 24, 2016 in News

Holland, MI chosen for next year's Michigan Economic Developers Association Annual Meeting

Holland, Michigan – For the first time ever, the Michigan Economic Developers...

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August 19, 2016 in News

Michigan Smart Coast Website Launched to Help Recruit Talent

Ottawa County, Michigan – At a time when Ottawa County is experiencing the lowest...

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August 05, 2016 in Blog

Teamwork Cuts the Mustard

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO COMPILATION OF THE TEAM THAT WORKED TOGETHER ON THE KRAFT HEINZ...

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June 29, 2016 in News

5x5 Night Business Idea Competition Coming to Holland for the First Time Ever

Holland, Michigan – The call for big ideas is now open. Holland Smartzone, ...

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June 28, 2016 in News

JR Automation to Invest $5.6 Million in New Holland Charter Township Facility

HOLLAND, MICH – JR Automation Technologies, LLC, a global leader in custom automation...

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May 24, 2016 in Blog

Request Foods

The ClientRequest Foods is a leading co-packer serving the frozen foods market. Offering an array...

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May 18, 2016 in News

Kraft Heinz Company to Invest $17 Million in Existing Holland Facility

HOLLAND, MICH – The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), the world’s fifth largest food company...

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May 11, 2016 in News

Kent Quality Foods to Invest $35 Million in Jamestown Charter Township

Jamestown Charter Twp, Michigan – Kent Quality Foods, maker of franks, sausage ...

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May 10, 2016 in Blog

My Take: Economic Development and Tulips

by Jennifer Owens, president, Lakeshore Advantage as it appeared in The Holland Sentinel on...

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