The City's vision and/or goal for economic development is to:
- Enhance the tax base of the City of Wyoming
- Encourage development and redevelopment for increased economic vitality of the industrial districts
- Create and retain industrial employment in the City of Wyoming
- Assist in the rehabilitation of older facilities and/or expansion of existing industrial facilities
- Reduce property taxes as an obstacle to development of problem parcels of industrial real estate
- Enhance attractiveness of our community
Specific workforce development programs geared to a manufacturer's needs are offered via the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Right Place Program.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation supports economic development growth in the City of Wyoming and provides the following workforce development services:
- Funds are available for training or retraining company employees.
- We can help you find employees. Browse more than 4,000 high-tech resumes at Michigan Jobs & Career Portal, free of charge. Join with hundreds of companies already enrolled in the Michigan Recruitment Alliance, formed to facilitate recruiting of students at Michigan and Midwest colleges.
- We connect you with training resources. Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs), Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), Michigan Virtual University (MVU), all provide services to employers designed to ensure a skilled workforce.
The Right Place Program, teamed with the City of Wyoming, links small-to-medium sized manufacturers to one another, as well as to a network of state and local technical resources. These associations provide a critical link between business and education to help ensure that the workforce is trained to meet the increasing need for skilled workers. The organization has spearheaded school-to-work programs, developed continuous-learning opportunities and developed & retraining and work-to-work programs for workers in transition.
The mission of the West Michigan Strategic Alliance (WMSA) is to be a catalyst for collaboration. The City of Wyoming is part of the collaborative culture of West Michigan. WMSA marked significant progress on various initiatives---the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED), the Green Infrastructure, Regional Indicators, Clean Cities, and numerous other efforts to improve the quality of life in West Michigan through creative collaboration.
Specific activities include industry councils, tours of best practice, user groups, benchmark studies and customized manufacturing assessment and technical consulting.
|Economic Development Board Members||City of Wyoming Staff|
|Edward T. DiEnno, President||Barbara VanDuren, Deputy City Manager|
|Tom Brann, Vice President||
|Barbara VanDuren, Secretary/Treasurer||
Kelli VandenBerg, Assistant to the City Manager
Inquiries regarding business opportunities in the City of Wyoming should be addressed to EDC staff.