“I’ve been with the Michigan City Economic Development Corporation since 2006 as business development manager,” Kieft said. “Prior to that, I used to work in the Michigan City Planning Department. I started there in 2001.”
Kieft is currently working on Dunes Plaza, a privately-driven project off of U.S. 20 and Franklin Street, the site of the former Hobby Lobby. The Michigan City Redevelopment Commission on Monday approved including the project’s area in the Southside TIF district.
“This is one development that we’ve been working on this year and last year,” he said.
Economic Development Corporation Chairman Peggy Moore stated, “Kevin has done a great job as our business development manager, and I am sure he will exceed our expectations in this new role.”
Kieft is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, with a bachelor of science in public management, and earned a master’s in business administration partly at Purdue University North Central and was awarded the degree from Columbia Southern University in Alabama. Kieft also holds certificates from Purdue North Central in organizational leadership, supervision and economic development as well as coursework approved by the International Economic Development Council.
Kieft lives in the Michigan City area with with his wife, Gillian, and their two children. They also operate Platinum Gymnastics in Michigan City.