Executive Director’s Activities Report – July 2011

July 2011

Significant changes since June report in Italics

1. Entrepreneur Grant submitted to DLEG. Awarded $104,000 grant to support development of new and expanding small businesses in Montcalm County. Rich Wenger hired as Entrepreneurial Coordinator. Significant activities underway. Rich will report.

2. Work on 2011 Brownfield Grant proposal completed . . . → Read More: Executive Director’s Activities Report – July 2011

Montcalm County awarded $400,000 Brownfield grant

Elisabeth Waldon-Staff Writer ewaldon@staffordgroup.com

STANTON – Franz Mogdis is all too familiar with Brownfield.

The Montcalm County Brownfield Authority administrator has applied for a clean-up assessment grant four times – most recently last fall.

The Brownfield Authority administers cleanup programs, sets priorities for funding and assists in obtaining funding.

. . . → Read More: Montcalm County awarded $400,000 Brownfield grant

Carson City Renaissance Zone 7-year extension approved

Elisabeth Waldon-Staff Writer ewaldon@staffordgroup.com STANTON – The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request Monday to extend the a power plant’s tax-free status for an additional seven years – but not without some concerns.

The Carson City power plant opened as Dynegy in September 2002 and was the . . . → Read More: Carson City Renaissance Zone 7-year extension approved

Montcalm population expected to double from 1970 to 2030

 

Jessica Dudenhofer-Staff Writer jdudenhofer@staffordgroup.com

SIDNEY – Things could be turning around for Montcalm County in the years ahead if 2010 census predictions are any indicator.

While the 2010 census shows that Montcalm County saw a 3.4 percent increase in population since 2000, Montcalm Alliance Executive Director Franz Mogdis . . . → Read More: Montcalm population expected to double from 1970 to 2030