Economic Development

Business Development in Kingsley

Despite Kingsley’s well-earned reputation as a phenomenal bedroom community, with amenities of an excellent school system, a youth/senior center, a library, and six parks, local government leaders have recognized that Kingsley residents prefer to shop and do business in Kingsley.  With that reality as an economic development lodestar, several measures have been instituted recently in an effort to enhance the business climate in Kingsley.  In 2018, the monthly “Business Coffee” was established and has already had an impact in bringing together leaders of the business, school, and faith disciplines for the benefit of the business community.  Also, in 2018, the Kingsley Downtown Development Authority elevated efforts to incentivize business development through the formation of the Kingsley Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and to enhance downtown appearance and activity levels through support of the Kingsley Beautification Committee, the new annual “Christmas in Kingsley” festival, and the heritage preservation building mural project.  In the year of 2019, the Village of Kingsley is also on track to join a regional Economic Development organization under the direction of Traverse City based “Traverse Connect”.  Finally, it is the people of Kingsley that make the future of business in Kingsley bright.  In Kingsley, “buy local” is not just a slogan……it is a way of life.






Phase One: Analysis

Phase Two: Goals and Tactics

Connect & Engage



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Kingsley, MI 49649

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