The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) serves as the lead economic development agency by advancing,
encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of Ottawa County.

Our vision is to become a recognized strategic resource for the Ottawa County business community, where OCIC engagement
enhances private sector profitability, encourages capital investment and demonstrates job creation.

2023 included the second year of our Strategic Plan, the relaunch of the HR Network, the creation of an Ottawa County Housing Task Force and much more. Ottawa County welcomed new investments and improved partner relationships. We will continue to strive for resilience and sustainability within our local economy.

The OCIC’s Strategic Plan was framed on a “comprehensive community development approach” and the input that was provided from stakeholders served as a key component to the process and direction the OCIC will take to maximize its resources and community and economic development opportunities.

The goal of the Executive Board is to ensure OCIC has the focus and capacity to move its goals & objectives forward in an impactful way. In addition to the Executive Board, the OCIC has Board of Trustees and Associate Members.

The Business & Industry Awards recognizes businesses who have gone above and beyond in growth and innovation, along with several individual awards to area leaders.

Experience Ottawa County is our premier marketing event to promote why Ottawa County as a great place to live, work and play. Attendees enjoy local food, beverages, and an evening of networking.

Our experienced staff works to help improve Ottawa County’s economy by attracting and retaining business, assisting with funding for local businesses, and providing job seeker and employer services.