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    Economic Development Corporation

    The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a public economic development corporation.  The EDC was created to alleviate and prevent conditions of unemployment; to assist and retain local industries and commercial enterprises; to strengthen and revitalize the economy of the City of Grand Rapids and of the State of Michigan; to provide means and methods for the encouragement and assistance of industrial and commercial enterprises in locating, purchasing construction, reconstructing, modernizing, improving, maintaining, repairing, furnishing, equipping, and expanding in the City of Grand Rapids; to encourage the location of commercial enterprises to more conveniently provide needed services and facilities of the commercial enterprises to the City of Grand Rapids and its residents.  

    Economic Development
    Corporation Board
    Kara Wood, Executive Director
    Terry Nicholas, Chairperson
    Brian Smits, Vice Chairperson
    Francisco Vega, Secretary
    Stanley Wisinski, Treasurer
    Com. David Shaffer
    Michael DeVries
    Robert Porter
    Kimberly McLaughlin
    Renee Williams