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  • Mi Scout

    Connecting top talent with the coast of West Michigan.

    MI Scout partners with area employers to enhance the relocation experience for professionals and their families who are considering a move to West Michigan.

    Meet Christine

    I founded MI Scout because I love living in West Michigan and carry a deep respect for the people who form this region’s thriving business culture. A Michigan State University alumna (Go Green!), I chose to relocate to West Michigan after graduation. Relocating to a new community wasn’t easy at first. But I eventually found my West Michigan life, met my husband, had two boys (now age 13 & 10), and an 80-pound lap dog named Ellie. We love to spend time downhill skiing, kayaking, hiking and enjoying fun days at the beach with our boys. Personally, I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves cooking with local foods and eating at some of West Michigan’s tasty spots.

    A longtime marketing and economic development professional for both private and nonprofit sectors, I’ve built a life and a network throughout the region that enables MI Scout to uniquely fit clients’ needs. Inspired by over 20 years of connections in the West Michigan area, MI Scout serves employers by minimizing the challenges of relocation for professionals and their families, helping each person connect with this place in ways that make it feel like home.

    I look forward to meeting you and helping your company’s potential employees find their West Michigan life.

    Christine Powers
    Christine PowersFounder & Chief Scout

    Talent Attraction Services

    Talent Retention Services

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    Why MI Scout?

    Relocating talent to West Michigan is dependent on new hires feeling comfortable and satisfied in the life their family enjoys in this region. The choice to relocate includes considerations like education, healthcare, sports activities, daycare, social connections and lifestyle preferences.

    As home to the lowest unemployment rates in Michigan (Ottawa & Kent counties), world-renowned healthcare, 21 different colleges and universities and some of the most affordable living in the nation, West Michigan has a steady demand for innovative, creative and leading talent. MI Scout is the region’s trusted resource to bring that talent home.

    MI Scout’s personalized support for new hires leads to companies with higher talent investment, retention and overall reputation.

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