Investors are extended members of our team and make our work to support primary employers in West Michigan possible.

Economic Impact Investing

Over 100 investors choose to contribute financially to our work. An investment in Lakeshore Advantage positively impacts the region now and for generations to come.

Lakeshore Advantage investors make a positive impact on our region’s long term economic health by providing our team with the operational funds needed to support primary employers, from startups to grownups. We assist employers in overcoming obstacles to growth, and with growth opportunities, in our region.

In 2020, for every $1 that was invested in Lakeshore Advantage, $103 was returned as private investment to our communities. 

Our work is enabled through investor financial support. Lakeshore Advantage is a non-profit economic development organiztion. 

Access our 2021 Annual Investor Briefing HERE.

Contact Beth Blanton if you are interested in learning more about positively impacting our region's economic health and growth. 


Fellows-Level Investors

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All Investors by Category

View the forward-thinking organizations who invest in our work.


Investor Levels



Now for the Next Economic Growth Fund

Now-for-the-Next_Logo-NEW.pngThe “Now for the Next” economic growth fund campaign officially launched mid-July by Lakeshore Advantage as an effort to replenish the HEDCOR Impact Fund that was established through the Community Foundation Holland Zeeland Area in 2008. That fund served as critical first-dollars in or gap-filling funds to catalyze economic opportunities in our community such as the Holland SmartZone and Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute, and the balance is dwindling. The goal is to raise $2 million by 2021 to provide a catalytic capital pool to act quickly on opportunities that will positively impact our community’s economic vitality.  To learn more about the fund and how to invest, contact the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area