Tag Archives: Economic Development

Update about DDA activism

Downtown Development Association (DDA) President Jan Bassett provided this explanation of the role of a modern DDA like ours. Our Elk Rapids DDA includes marketing and Economic Development to do just that. DDA’s have always been able to have employees, … Continue reading

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Sofa, so good

Elk Rapids Economic Development Director Lindy Bishop recently sent out this important announcement: A sofa is not a couch. No, that’s not it. The real one follows: More Than Spare Change Under Sofa Cushions Antrim County furniture maker finds start-up … Continue reading

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Regional synergy

Elk Rapids Economic Development Director Lindy Bishop recently commented on a recent blog post. I have reposted it here for more visibility. We are very fortunate that Dennis Valkanoff recognized the opportunity to cluster associated businesses here and develop regional … Continue reading

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Here come QR codes

Does this design look like a digital Rorschach test? Or Cubist artwork? A here-to-there maze? Actually it’s a QR code. QR stands for Quick Response, and the code allows your QR-enabled smart phone or a QR reader to scan code, … Continue reading

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Elk Rapids hires Economic Development Director

Excerpts from today’s press release The Village of Elk Rapids Downtown Development Authority is very pleased to announce Lindy Bishop has accepted the position of Economic Development Director. In this part-time position Lindy has been contracted by the DDA to … Continue reading

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Elk Rapids and The New Economy

This posting is taken from Economic Development Liaison Lindy Bishop’s recent presentation before Council. Current Situation: The New Economy is one based on attraction, where because of technology, people in knowledge based industries, can now choose where they want to … Continue reading

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