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Partnership between St. Joseph County EDC and Southwest Michigan First under consideration

Posted October 5, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Economic development in St. Joseph County was in the spotlight again Monday (October 3rd) during a St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners work session. Up for discussion was a proposal from the St. Joseph County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for a partnership with Kalamazoo-based Southwest Michigan First. As noted in minutes of the County Board’s […]

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New venture produces green energy from waste heat

Posted April 15, 2010 by Bruce Snook

BUSINESS BUZZ Cathy Knapp I had lunch recently with Rob Smith from one of our neighboring economic development organizations – Southwest Michigan First in Kalamazoo. He told me about a new Portage company called Pro Renewables that is marketing a product called the Green Machine. It’s not being manufactured in Michigan, but it may be […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners renew law enforcement contract with Village of Centreville

Posted April 8, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved renewal of an agreement with the Village of Centreville for the sheriff’s department to perform law enforcement and clerical functions for another year. Under terms of the agreement approved Tuesday (April 6th), the sheriff’s department will provide police protection within the village limits by “furnishing deputies […]

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EDC director: 2009 “a challenging year economically,” but “things are starting to improve”

Posted December 6, 2009 by Bruce Snook

“It’s been a challenging year economically.” These words from Cathy Knapp, executive director of the St. Joseph County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) – described as “a dramatic understatement” – led off her remarks as she presented the EDC’s Annual Report to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners during the group’s December 1st meeting, a […]

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