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    Authority City Commission Proceeding No. 30118 (Ord. 76-26, Mar. 30, 1976); City Commission Proceeding No. 32114 (Ord. 77-54, Oct. 18, 1977) MSA 5.3520 et. seq.
    MCLA 125.1601 et. seq.
    Purpose

    The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) assists enterprises in locating or expanding in the City of Grand Rapids by establishing project areas and providing financing and other assistance for both industrial development and some non-profit projects.  The goal of the EDC is to alleviate and prevent unemployment and to strengthen and revitalize the City and State economy.  The EDC consists of nine (9) members who are business-oriented citizens with the ability to analyze economic development projects. In addition, two (2) directors for each proposed project serve in matters affecting that project district only.  The EDC also serves as the Board of the Brownfield Redevelopment Finance Authority (BRFA).

    Appointment Members are appointed by the Mayor with the advise and approval of the City Commission on the first Monday in January.
    Residency requirement

    No.

    Term Each member's term is for six (6) years.  Membership is subject to the Service Limitation Policy.
    Meetings

    The Boards meets on the 9th Floor of City Hall, Room 901, on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

    EDC Current Annual Meeting Schedule
    BRFA Current Annual Meeting Schedule

    Meeting Notice

    EDC and BRFA Meeting Agenda and Minutes

    Compensation None.
    Liaison Kara Wood, Economic Development Director, 456-3196


    Current members & term end
    ​Michael DeVries
    1/6/2020
    Com. Dave Shaffer​
    1/1/2018
    Kimberly Mclaughlin​
    1/1/2018
    ​Terry Nicholas
    1/1/2018
    Robert Porter​
    1/1/2018
    Brian Smits​
    1/6/2020
    ​Francisco Vega
    1/6/2020
    Renee Williams ​
    1/4/2021
    Stanley Wisinski​
    1/3/2022
     

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