Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Member Profile: Kara Wood, City of Grand Rapids

Kara Woods Economic Development Director City of Grand Rapids Kara Wood leads Grand Rapids’s economic development efforts and guides community business leaders in the advancement of the city’s economic growth through public private partnerships, and assists developers in implementing a variety of development finance programs. She has worked collaboratively with other public and private partners to negotiate urban redevelopment projects and financial incentives related to the projects. She has worked with tax incentives, grants and tax increment financing to leverage private investment and the creation of jobs. In addition, she … Read More

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