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Welcome to Mecosta County!

Mecosta County truly is the "County for Every Season."  There is no better place to work, raise a family, or vacation.  The county's prospering rural economy allows our residents to enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere and a high quality of life.  The diversified economy of Mecosta County is centered on agriculture, higher education, and a broad range of manufactring specialties which combined produces unparalleled economic stability.  

2012 West Michigan Economic Outlook

On December 14, 2011, The Right Place of Grand Rapids hosted a 2012 West Michigan Economic Outlook forum.  Presenting were Birgit Klohs, President and CEO of The Right Place, Rick Baker, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, and Doug Small, President of Experience Grand Rapids.  Also featured was George Erickcek, Senior Regional Analyst of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.  Erickcek’s presentation, entitled The Economic Outlook for the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area: Are We There Yet? provides an interesting statistical analysis into the successes and challenges still facing West Michigan.  A copy of his presentation is available by clicking the link above.

Mecosta County is Pure Michigan

Spring Flower in Snow

Mecosta County is committed to working as a partner with Travel Michigan's award winning Pure Michigan advertising campaign.  Support from a variety of local partners resulted in Mecosta County's participation in the marketing campaign.  To learn more about the treasures awaiting to be discovered in Mecosta County, click on the link below to listen to the Mecosta County "Best Kept Secret" Pure Michigan radio ad!  Be sure to visit Michigan's official Travel and Tourism site to learn more about what our great state has to offer.



At their annual meeting, the Mecosta County Board of Directors elected Dave Hamelund, owner of Hamtech Incorporated to serve as chair of the Mecosta County Development Corporation for 2014.  Board members also elected, Phil Keating, recently retired from Chemical Bank as vice chair, Yo Bellingar, clerk for Morton Township, will serve as treasurer and Steve Sobers, city manager for Big Rapids will continue as secretary.  The board also elected the following to the executive committee: Bill Stanek, local business owner and supervisor of Big Rapids Township, Paul Bullock, Controller/Administrator for Mecosta County, Miles Postema, Vice President and General Counsel for Ferris State University,  Alan Sackett, owner of Sackett Potatoes, Inc. and Paul Griffith, Executive Director at Michigan Works! West Central.

Jim Sandy serves as the President and can be contacted by email at: