Business Services

Our Business Services group serves west Michigan companies with information built  on thorough research, and decades of experience working with businesses across throughout west Michigan and the world.

Helping Area Businesses

The primary focus of our Business Services team is to support the retention and growth of companies in Ottawa County. Each year, we meet with area business leaders via our Business Intelligence Program to help companies identify funding opportunties, connect with other businesses, and pinpoint resources needed to ensure companies in Ottawa County continue to thrive. 

Read the 2015 Business Intelligence Report here.

Past Issues of the Lakeshore Advanage Business Intelligence Report:

Read the Spring 2014 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 west Michigan 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 is home to a variety of highly efficient industry clusters, including furniture, automotive, food processing and, most recently, an advanced energy storage (AES) cluster. The AES cluster development project 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, Ken Rizzio or Bruce Cisler to find out how.

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