West Michigan Minority Contractors After Hours
Calling all contractors! Join us at The Mitten Brewing Co. for an afternoon of safely connecting with peers and gaining potential business referrals. We will welcome Jeremiah Gracia, Economic Development Director for the City of Grand Rapids, who will provide an overview of the city’s inclusion plan. The Grand Rapids Chamber will provide appetizers and one drink ticket per registrant.
About West Michigan Minority Contractors
West Michigan Minority Contractors (WMMC) is made up of minority-owned, women-owned and general contractors, and aims to provide opportunities to cultivate corporate relationships and new business partnerships among members. Through WMMC, you can develop business relationships, promote your products and services, help strengthen the contractor community in West Michigan and benefit from collaboration with organizations in the larger business community.
Tuesday, May 18
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Patio at The Mitten Brewing Co.
Members & Non-Members: $0
About the Speaker
Jeremiah Gracia, CEcD
Economic Development Director, City of Grand Rapids
Jeremiah leads the implementation of the city’s equitable economic development plan, manages real estate development relationships, engages in critical external local, regional and statewide partnerships, and participates with teams that are responsible for placemaking in business districts.
He has 15 years of economic development experience and, most recently, served as Senior Economic Development Administrator for the city of Dublin, Ohio — a suburb of Columbus. There, he focused on business retention and expansion programs, domestic and international business attraction, and managing the deployment of Dublin’s fiber optic system.
Before joining the city of Dublin, Gracia worked for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance and rose to the rank of Vice President of Business Development. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and ethnic studies and a master’s degree in public administration from Bowling Green State University.
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