Lakeshore Advantage connects expanding companies with state and local resources to support their growth. If your company is looking to expand, contact our Vice President of Business Solutions at
Mission Design's new facility
SoundOff Signal's groundbreaking 

Two Companies Expand, Creating 100k+ of New Manufacturing Space

Mission Design and Automation, an automation and robotics integrator, is expanding in Holland with the creation of a new facility. This new facility is expected to create 105 jobs. Read More

SoundOff Signal, an integrated strategic lighting and controls manufacturer, is expanding their corporate headquarters in Hudsonville. This expansion is expected to enable SoundOff Signal to double the size of their production space. Read More
We hosted a panel of broadband and utility experts to discuss the need for fast, accessible broadband for Ottawa and Allegan Counties. Watch the recording of the webinar HERE
Ottawa County Residents: Take THIS quick survey to inform Ottawa County’s broadband next steps to provide high speed internet access for all.
"Doesn’t everyone have high speed internet access? You just call your cable company and get a little black box, plug it in and the globe light icon comes on, right? No, not everybody."

Read our perspective on why access to broadband is an economic development issue.
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Click HERE to see the full list of Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan.
"One lesson I have learned and try to encourage others in is to enjoy wherever you are at in your career now. As I look back on my own career, I realize I’ve had a few seasons where I was discontent because of my title or lack thereof. The reality is that regardless of title or role, I was in a position to learn, serve, and grow professionally. More importantly I was in a position to grow as a person. If you are someone with high integrity and a good work ethic, you will get your shot. Whether or not you are where you want to be right now, enjoy each season as it comes and try to find the lessons you can take from each. "
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Recent Bright Spots and News of Note

Celebrating what makes West Michigan a great place to live, work, learn, grow and start a business. 

Thank You, Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital for Your New Investment in Lakeshore Advantage. 

Lakeshore Advantage investor support positively impacts the region's economic health.  Contact Beth Blanton at to learn more. 
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