• AAESA/Allegan County Economic Development
    In partnership with the County of Allegan, the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency (AAESA) provides central coordination of Economic Development Services for Allegan County. AAESA acts as a countywide clearinghouse for information and assistance in retention, expansion and attraction of business to the area. Additionally, AAESA initiates and participates in other activities designed to improve the economic climate in the Allegan County community.

    To learn more about Allegan County and our economic activities, please visit www.allegancountyedc.org.
    Key Strategies:
    square   Create a business environment that allows companies to be more profitable
    square   Create a business friendly environment that connects with/enhances the community vision
    square   Workforce development to continuously provide an employment-ready pool of workers
    square   Business attraction - Provide a value-added environment for business
    square   Sustain quality of place improvements to retain and attract skilled workers and employers
    square   Infrastructure that allows businesses to import and export goods and services throughout the global marketplace in a timely manner
    square   Coordination of key stakeholders for collaborative action
    square   Outcomes: business growth, employment and increased public assets!

    AAESA has established strong partnerships throughout Allegan County to support the needs of businesses and community for systematic efficiency.
    Local: City, village and township officials, chamber staff, local school districts, non-profits and public service agencies.
    Regional: KVCC, GRCC, LMC, The Right Place, Lakeshore Advantage and Southwest Michigan First.
    State: Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), Michigan State University Extension.