Grand Ledge’s business growth spurt

By Eric Finkler

Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer

GRAND LEDGE, MI – A little town grows a bit larger with the addition of five more businesses in the community. Within the past several weeks, the community of Grand Ledge has gained the new businesses of a Dollar Store, tobacco store, photography studio, day care and a trinket shop. Each business started without any financial help from the local government, and all opened with different inspirations. Grand Ledge’s government involvement                           

Mayor Kalmin Smith was surprised that these businesses all opened in such close proximity of time. “A few of them had been working for months to open,” Smith said, “and when they finally had, it was within weeks of each other.”

Though he didn’t help the businesses financially, he helped introduce the proprietors to community members and settle in.