Economic development efforts in the City are primarily coordinated by the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) of which the City is a contributing member. The ICEA contracts with The Right Place for comprehensive economic development services including business retention, expansion and attraction support.
As a Certified Redevelopment Ready Community (RRC), the City of Ionia has completed the steps put in place by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to become a vibrant and competitive place for development opportunities. This involved reviewing processes inhibiting development, identifying assets, and master planning with public input.
Recently completed economic development-based focused studies help show the opportunities available in Ionia. Check the documents and links tabs on this page to access these studies.
For assistance with a project, you may contact The Right Place or contact the City Manager at (616) 527-5776.