Economic and Workforce Development

The ENTF Economic and Workforce Development Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of every month from 8:30-10:00 at the West Michigan Works Westside Complex located at 215 Straight Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. These meetings are open to anyone who seeks to participate in this conversation.


  • Jacob Maas, ACSET
  • Laurie Craft, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

The work of this committee is seeking to accomplish the goal:

All Kent County residents who seek employment will have opportunities at a sustaining level with pathways to economic stability.

Progress towards this goal will be discussed at the monthly committee meeting and tracked on the Outcomes page of this site.

  • United Church Outreach Ministries (UCOM)
  • North Kent Community Services
  • Flat River Outreach Ministries
  • Steepletown
  • Heart of West Michigan United Way
  • Grand Rapids Housing Commission
  • The Job Post
  • ACSET West Michigan Works
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • LINC
  • Wyoming Public Schools
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Hope Network
  • Jubilee Jobs
  • The Source
  • Grand Rapids Urban League
  • Hispanic Center of West Michigan
  • HQ
  • Grand Rapids Womens Resource Center
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Disability Advocates
  • Literacy Center