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Lakeshore Advantage Releases 2015 Business Intelligence Report

Lakeshore Advantage Releases 2015 Business Intelligence Report
Investment In Innovation, Growing Sales & Talent Challenges Are Key Highlights

Ottawa County, MI- July 13, 2015 -- Lakeshore Advantage recently announced the release of its 2015 Business Intelligence Report. This information, developed from more than 180 one-on-one conversations with primary businesses throughout Otttawa and northern Allegan counties, shows businesses expect growth to continue.

“Our business intelligence gathering system allows our team to customize support to meet business trends, challenges and opportunities,” said Jennifer Owens, president, Lakeshore Advantage. “Overall the sales and investment outlook is very positive for our region. However, talent constraints continue to be the number one economic development challenge facing our growing businesses.”

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Agape Plastics Expanding in Tallmadge Charter Township, Adding 54 Jobs

Tallmadge Charter Township, MI—July 1, 2015

Agape Plastics, Inc. expanding in Tallmadge Charter Township, adding 54 jobs

The Michigan Economic Development today announced Michigan Strategic Fund actions to support the expansion of an injection molding facility in Tallmadge Charter Township, a project that is expected to generate $14 million in private investment and create 54 jobs.

“The decision of Agape Plastics to expand further in Tallmadge Charter Township demonstrates Michigan’s business-friendly environment and talented workforce. It is thanks to many public and private partners that this project is taking place, and we are pleased to support that collaboration,” said MEDC Chief Executive Officer Steve Arwood. “This investment will provide excellent employment opportunities for Michigan residents and will create a long-term positive impact on the local economy.”

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Automated Machine Systems Expansion in Georgetown Township

Ottawa County, MI—June 23, 2015

Automated Machine Systems (AMS), INC., today announced the construction of a 41,250 square foot manufacturing facility in the Georgetown Industrial Center. The company will invest $2 million dollars in the expansion project.

Automated Machine Systems, a design and supply integrator providing automation, computerization, and software solutions has already experienced significant growth over this past season and expects to create up to 12 new jobs in the next two years due to this expansion.

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