• Business 
    In Allegan County there are businesses who understand the importance of investing in young children and their families. They recognize the importance of findings by the Minnesota Federal Reserve Bank, James Heckman (Nobel Laureate) and the W. E. Upjohn Institute that shows for every $1.00 invested in early childhood programs and services provides a return of investment between $7.00-$17.00 for a community. These Allegan County businesses understand it is important to make wise investment decisions about the future of our young children.
    National business leaders agree that in their world an investment that produced these types of returns would be a “no-brainer”.