The role of the Kalamazoo City Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is to assist participating county municipalities and developers through the use of tax increment financing, grants, loans and other incentives. The KCBRA has become a major resource and partner for positive economic change in Kalamazoo County, helping to assess and understand contaminated sites, foster job creation, eliminate blight, re-use properties and infrastructure, and leverage investment.
Congratulations to Gregory Shelton of Grand Unique Laundry for receiving his first loan through Northern Initiatives. With help from his SCORE mentor, Cheri Bales, Gregory did a fantastic job on developing his business plan and showing real entrepreneurial spirit. We wish you much success, and look forward to your upward movement. You are a wonderful role model.