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Regional Prosperity Public Engagement and Grant Prioritization Meeting

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On October 3rd, The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance hosted a Public Engagement and Grant Prioritization meeting at the L. William Seidman Center of Grand Valley State University in Downtown Grand Rapids.  The event was attended by over 120 people representing business, higher education, community development, adult education, transportation and planning organizations, economic development, the philanthropic community, and local officials, as well as members of the general public.  Special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters was the featured speaker.

Attendees viewed presentations and voted to prioritize grant requests previously submitted and deemed to be of regional significance based on established criteria.  Voting results will help determine priority for over $200,000 in grant funding.

The event was the culmination of the 2016 grant cycle for the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance which represents the 13 county Region 4 of Governor Snyder’s Regional Prosperity Initiative.  Over the past three years the Regional Prosperity Initiative has brought over $700,000 in funding to West Michigan. Click here to view the presentation and results.