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MEDC Offers Community Assistance Workshop in Kalamazoo


LANSING -- The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is hosting a Community Assistance Workshop on August 25 in Kalamazoo.

"This is a golden opportunity for economic developers and local officials to learn about all the tools available to facilitate strong communities," said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. "Putting Michigan's economic and community development tools to work can help make communities more attractive to residents, visitors, employers and employees."

The presentation will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the board room of Southwest Michigan First, located at 241 E. Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo. The workshop is hosted by Southwest Michigan First.

                The cost to attend is $15. Lunch will be included at no additional charge.

The Community Assistance workshops will provide overviews on the Michigan Brownfield and CDBG programs. Community leaders will be able to discuss challenges and share solutions with each other and discuss specific projects and topics with MEDC's CATeam.

For more information or to register for the workshop, visit www.michiganadvantage.org/CATworkshop.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life. For more information on the MEDC's initiatives and programs, visit the Web site at www.MichiganAdvantage.org.


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