Community Leaders Conference

Community Leaders Conference

Home ownership has come to symbolize the American dream - a symbol of stability, an investment in one's future, and a commitment to a community. Attendees learned how the lack of Affordable Housing is having an impact on the community, employers, and the economic well-being of Montcalm and Ionia Counties.

United Way Montcalm - Ionia Counties with the help of Mercantile Bank were delighted to hold this conference at the Belding High School on December 12, 2020. Speakers included:

  • Michigan Association of United Ways - Who is ALICE?

  • Upjohn Institute - Economic Outlook for Michigan

  • Community Economic Development Association of

  • Michigan - The Importance of Developing Vibrant Communities

  • Small Business Association of Michigan - What

  • Employers Need to Invest In A Community

  • The Right Place - Why Employers Want to Come to

  • West Michigan and What is Holding Them Back?

  • Michigan League for Public Policy - Why is

  • Kid's County Data Important?

  • United States Department of Agriculture - Rural

  • Economic Development - What Does That Mean?

If you would like to be involved in community conversations following this conference please contact us.