Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. (GGDI) was incorporated in 1978 to coordinate economic development and related services on behalf of the area municipalities and the County of Gratiot.
GGDI acts as a countywide clearinghouse for information and assistance in retention, expansion, and location of business in Gratiot County. Additionally, GGDI initiates and participates in other activities designed to improve the economic climate in the Gratiot Community.
A Holistic Approach to Community Development
Operating as a public/private partnership, GGDI is recognized for participating in and initiating collaborative relationships. This holistic approach to community development results in many affliations and partnerships including:
Awards & Recognition
2010 - "President's Achievement Award," Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce.
2008 - "Significant Contribution to the Region 5 Brownfields Program," US Environment Protection Agency.
2003 - "Special Tribute," 92nd Michigan Legislature, Governor Jennifer Granholm.
- 1999 - "Interlocal Partner Recognition," Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
- 1998 - "Special Tribute," 89th Michigan Legislature, Governor John Engler.
- 1990, 1989, 1988 - "Client Service Award," U.S. Small Business Administration & Michigan Department of Commerce.
1987 - "Small Business Challenge Award," Michigan Department of Commerce.
1986 - "Certificate of Achievement," Mid-America
1985 - "Michigan Community of Economic Excellence Special Achievement Award," Michigan Department of Commerce.
Corporate & Individual Support
As a 501C-3 tax-exempt entity, all contributions to GGDI from businesses or individuals are tax deductible. Contributions may be monetary, personal property, or real estate. Securities contributions may also be part of estate planning. Individuals and firms with specific programs or development issues they wish to address may designate their contribution.
Due to GGDI's capacity to address environmental questions, GGDI will consider receiving buildings and property that may have known or perceived environmental issues. Please contact us if you have questions regarding property donation.
GGDI is a 501C-3, tax exempt, private not-for-profit organization. With 32 board members representing all sectors of our community, we act as a team to ensure the best quality of life and growth potential in Gratiot County. GGDI works closely with Gratiot County municipalities, agriculture, finance, education, and the private sector.
GGDI administers the following corporations, each having a separate board membership structure:
- The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority of the County of Gratiot
- The Economic Development Corporation of the County of Gratiot
- The Hospital Finance Authority of the County of Gratiot