Economic Development

Feature Story As it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccines, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health has worked with community organizations to work toward equitable vaccine distribution in communities of color.

Creating vaccine equity in Ottawa County


Development News Robert Cloy

“Shade is an equity issue.”


Feature Story “One-third of everything we eat depends on pollination,” says Don Lam, of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association (HABA). “Imagine losing one bite out of every three.”
Feature Story Grand Haven scrapped its coal-fired power plant in favor of buying off the grid and a 12.5-megawatt combined heat and power generation facility with advanced distribution hub.
Feature Story Holland’s Cubi Market prioritizes local businesses by offering a way to safely shop locally online.

Startup puts personalized products within shoppers’ grasp


Feature Story  Bill McKendry, founder and board president of Do More Good

Do More Good joins forces with Nonprofit Hub


Feature Story This prepandemic photo shows yoga instructor Julia Fisher leading a yoga class. She’s helping people find connection through yoga at several lakeshore studios.

Yoga practitioner helps create community along the Lakeshore


Feature Story The Café at City on a Hill serves the staff and clients on the Zeeland nonprofit campus.

Lakeshore Advantage awards $1.8M to 187 small businesses


Feature Story Plans are in full swing to have the former JCPenney store in The Shops at Westshore mall in Holland Township renovated in time for fall 2021 classes.

GRCC eyes fall opening for Lakeshore campus


Feature Story Kwame Alexander will visit Hope College virtually during a Big Read Black History Month event Feb. 26.

Celebrating Black History Month on the Lakeshore


Feature Story Sheri Harris, co-founder of Holland Helpers.
Feature Story Scott Patchin is an author and leadership coach.
Feature Story A GRCC student works in a manufacturing pneumatics class.

$9.8M federal grant to fund skills training for workers


Feature Story Haley Abbas is the marketing coordinator for Lakeshore Advantage.

Internship at Lakeshore Advantage has profound impact


Feature Story Zeeland's Strength and Main ad campaign asks customers to pull together for downtown businesses
Feature Story Lakeshore Advantage's Business Solutions Manager Greg King presents the 2020 Business Intelligence report.
Feature Story Magnus Capital Partners' development in Holland Township on Felch Street will also see a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments on an 8-acre site.

Developer builds with ‘missing middle’ workforce in mind