Information drives our economic development initiatives


2022 Business Intelligence Report

Lakeshore Advantage and partnering organizations interview over 120 local executives each year to understand growth opportunities and obstacles to growth in Allegan and Ottawa counties. This report includes the analysis of interview responses collected during 2022 and additional data to show key points about the economic health of area employers and the region as a place to do business.



2022 Projects and Achievements

Current Project and Achievments

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.

Other Data and Sources


As we look forward to ensure long term economic health, our vision for the West Michigan Lakeshore economy is that our economic indicators show that we are outperforming our peers and making strides toward competing successfully with our benchmark communities.