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Community Leaders Conference

Community Leaders Conference

Date: December 12, 2019

Time: 8am-12pm

Place: Belding High School Auditorium


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. Learn 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 is delighted to bring to you this exciting conference. Speakers, in random order, include:

  • 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?