Why Ottawa County ?
Industrial Development
Grant Writing & Tax Abatement Services
Small Business Development Center



The Ottawa County Economic Development Office offers a number of services to prospective and existing manufacturers:

  • Conduct industrial retention visits to existing manufacturing firms, in conjunction with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

  • Provide manufacturers with information on federal, State, and local business assistance programs, including financing, site locations, tax abatements, employee training and others.

  • Organize ground breakings and open houses. Knowledge of available industrial properties (industrial parks, land and buildings). 

  • Generate and manage industrial leads and prospects from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, utility companies, local governments and others. 

  • Promote new industrial locations which are compatible with the existing industrial base and contribute to the diversity of the local economy. 

  • Provide area information and resource materials like a county profile, prospectus and manufacturers directory.

  • Coordinate area visits with prospects.

  • Provide information on the Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Foreign Trade Zone Authority #189.

  • Coordinate efforts with other local economic development organizations.


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