Business Services Group

Business Services Group

Our Business Services group serves West Michigan companies with information built not only on thorough research, but on decades of collective experience working with businesses across the Lakeshore and the world.

Helping Area Businesses

Our team visits and conducts a comprehensive economic survey with at least 200 area companies each year to ensure our community continues to grow and meet the needs of industry. 

The survey process benefits your business as Lakeshore Advantage can help identify national, state and local funding opportunities, local business connections and other resources to ensure your company continues thrive. We have relationships with area companies and can help you form strategic connections.  We guide companies in obtaining the resources that help companies in our community remain successful.

Read the Spring 2014 Business Intelligence Report.

Past Issues of the Lakeshore Advanage Business Intelligence Report:

Read the Fall 2013 Business Intelligence Report here.

Read our 2012 Business Intelligence Report here.


Attracting New Business

In addition to providing support to businesses that are already here, our Business Services Group leverages the strengths of Lakeshore companies to attract new companies to the area. This strategy of attraction and retention adds to the depth of our highly efficient industry clusters.

West Michigan: Michigan's SmartCoast

West Michigan is home to a variety of highly efficient industry clusters, including furniture, automotive, food processing and, most recently, an advanced energy storage cluster known as Michigan’s SmartCoast. SmartCoast is a collaborative effort that will build upon new lithium ion battery manufacturing investment. Already there’s been an influx of businesses forming a growing supply base, and a surge in education and training programs to support this developing industry. We are leading the effort to help it grow.

Let us help your business grow. Contact Bruce Adair, Christine Powers or Bruce Cisler to find out how.

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