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Ryan Kilpatrick, owner of Flywheel Community Development Services, is a prominent figure in municipal and small developer consulting, focusing on driving local community development initiatives. As the founding Executive Director of Housing Next, he has positioned housing as a vital economic development aspect for West Michigan, fostering partnerships and influencing community master plans and zoning ordinances.


With a rich background in economic development, affordable housing, and public finance, Ryan brings over 17 years of experience supporting local governments. His contributions include closing over $450 million worth of private investments in West Michigan during his tenure at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. As a speaker at our real estate investor conference, Ryan will share invaluable insights into creating economically vibrant communities and navigating housing challenges.

FEATURED SESSION SPEAKER: Opportunities for Housing Growth in West Michigan

WHEN: Friday, February 23rd | 4pm - 6pm | River Overlook EF

Join us for a presentation by Ryan Kilpatrick, owner and founder of Flywheel Community Development Services and the founding Executive Director of Housing Next. Ryan will unravel the pressing issues of the housing shortage and affordability challenges in the region. With over 17 years of expertise, Ryan brings a unique perspective to the table, emphasizing the critical intersection of housing and economic development.


Discover innovative solutions and strategies as Ryan delves into the potential for housing growth in West Michigan, navigating the landscape of a climate haven and addressing the urgent need for sustainable housing practices. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights that will shape your approach to real estate investment in one of the most promising regions.


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