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Ag-tech business incubator launched for startups in Ottawa County

December 01, 2014

Frank VanKempen has been working for several years to develop a business that manufactures machines to help farmers extract their own ethanol at low temperatures.

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Ottawa County Announces Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, Michigan Invests $500,000

December 01, 2014

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, announced in Ottawa County today, will specialize in helping farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ag-tech machine, equipment, or software ideas and inventions into successful businesses.

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Ottawa County to host grand opening of Great Lakes Ag-Tech Incubator

November 21, 2014

The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners will host the grand opening of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Grand Opening Dec. 1

November 21, 2014

Greak Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Grand Opening Dec. 1 WEST OLIVE - The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a non-profit corporation that provides farmers and entrepreneurs hands-on support to commercialize farm their inventions, will host its grand opening December 1 at 10 a.m. Special guests include Congressman Bill Huizenga, Senate Majority…

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Great Lakes ag business incubator opens

October 28, 2014

The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners is attending the grand opening of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator today at the county’s Fillmore Complex in West Olive.

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Ottawa County, Michigan Growing the Agricultural Base through Technology

July 01, 2014

Ottawa County is a mid-sized county on the outskirts of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. The county’s 2013 population of over 272,000 residents represents the third fastest growing county in Michigan between 2000 and 2010. As a major agricultural center, Ottawa County leads all other Michigan counties in the production of turkeys, ornamental nursery crops, blueberries and perennials.

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Ottawa eyes ag-tech business incubator

October 04, 2013

Ottawa County commissioners this week will get a report from their steering committee that has been studying the possibility of a county-sponsored agricultural technology incubator to bolster the local economy by leveraging the county’s strength in agriculture and manufacturing technology.

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Ottawa County to determine feasibility for agricultural technology business incubator

August 16, 2012

The Ottawa County Planning Commission is looking to the future of agriculture in the region with a new study to determine the feasibility of a business incubator to nurture new agricultural technology startups.

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Ottawa Co. studies ag incubator

August 05, 2012

One West Michigan county plans to study whether it can feasibly tap into its historical roots in agriculture to create a new business incubator aimed at creating a sustainable economic future.

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