In the past 4 years, over 450 new jobs have been created in the industrial sector alone. Additional jobs have been created as commercial businesses like Trader Joe’s, Dave & Buster’s, and Chic-fil-a have open their doors in the Kentwood area.
Sustainable Financial Future
Through improved investment strategies and lowering management fees by $200,000 per year our pension fund has become 99.8% fully funded, ranking Kentwood #1 in the nation in our peer group for 2016.
For the last four years, our team of City Commissioners, staff and other board members has made excellent decisions that have improved the city of Kentwood resulting in business growth, lower unemployment, lower crime rates, stronger financial sustainabilty, and a more unified community.