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.