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Economic Development Contacts

616-772-5226 EXT. 203 – greg.king@lakeshore Advantage.com

The Allegan County Economic Development Commission – in conjunction with investments from area businesses, local governmental units, and organizations –  contracts Economic Development Service with Lakeshore Advantage.

Founded in 2003 by business and community leaders, Lakeshore Advantage is a non-profit economic development organization that connects businesses to the resources they need to grow in Allegan and Ottawa Counties.

Lakeshore Advantage offers traditional economic development services, including site location and business expansion assistance.  They work with company leaders to maintain a robust business base and help them to tackle challenges to growth.

Lakeshore Advantage works with entrepreneurs through SURGE, its virtual commercialization program and startup support community, to foster the growth of tomorrow’s primary employers.


MICHELLE KRCATOVICH, WEST MICHIGAN WORKS!, Business Solutions Representative
PHONE: 269-686-5311 – mkrcatovich@westmiworks.org

West Michigan Works! is part of the statewide Michigan Works! system and the workforce development agency in West Michigan. They serve the employers and job seekers of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties.

West Michigan Works! partners with employers, educators, economic developers, and community organizations to create a qualified workforce that meets our region’s current and future talent needs and fuels our shared economic future.


Joel Dye, City of Allegan Manager
(269) 673-5511 ext 229 – jdye@cityofallegan.org

City-owned land may be available for a reduced price with demonstrated job creation and building investment – Assist in Michigan Economic Growth Alliance State Tax Credit process – Coordinate local resources including workforce development and Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other granting organizations.