Southwest Michigan First to Lead Economic Development in Marshall

Sep 11, 2014
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Contract is more expensive than deal with Battle Creek Unlimited, but it includes additional services

Southwest Michigan First will be paid $950,000 over the next two years to head economic development in Marshall under an agreement it signed last week with the city's Area Economic Development Alliance. The contract, obtained Wednesday by the Enquirer through a Freedom of Information Act request, outlines services that include retaining current businesses, attracting new employers, staffing the city's visitor center and small business and downtown development.

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