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Global consumer products company Newell Rubbermaid Inc. selected Kalamazoo as the site of its new corporate design center because of the strong concentration of designers in the region. Now, local officials hope to leverage the company’s presence to lure more design-related businesses to Southwest Michigan.

One West Michigan institution is taking advantage of the growing aerospace industry to offer specialized training for engineers.

Published in Manufacturing

Even as more business professionals in West Michigan continue to pursue MBAs and other advanced degrees, universities in the region have yet to experience drastic swings in enrollment.

Published in Education
Sunday, 08 June 2014 22:00

Q&A: WMU President John Dunn

After years of planning and preparation, Western Michigan University this fall will welcome its first class of students at its new medical school.

Published in Education

Federal regulators may alter the definition of an “accredited investor,” a change that would significantly shrink the pool of people in the nation who could invest in private offerings by businesses seeking capital.

Published in Finance

The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.

Published in Education

Western Michigan University is positioning a new degree concentration to help serve the global aviation industry that’s expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.

Published in Economic Development

The broad capabilities of West Michigan’s design community help bolster the region’s economic resilience and strengthen its manufacturing sector.

Published in Design Matters

Western Michigan University announced today that its School of Medicine will be named in honor of Homer Stryker, the founder of Stryker Corp. in Kalamazoo.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 10 November 2013 22:00

Investors to resurrect Kzoo angel network

Citing the need to improve the access to local capital for startup businesses, John Mueller wants to revive angel investing in Kalamazoo.

Published in Finance
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