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Economic development agencies are going to have their hands full going into the new year.

Published in Crystal Ball

A resurgence among West Michigan manufacturers, particularly for automotive suppliers, has Class A industrial space at a premium — if not scarce — in the region.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

After years of planning and preparation, Western Michigan University opens its new medical school this month, ushering in a new era for both the university and the health care and life science industries in Southwest Michigan.

An effort that began two years ago to nurture Southwest Michigan medical device startups has since taken on a broader reach that now extends across Michigan and even over state lines.

In commercial real estate as in workforce development, companies in Southwest Michigan have had to manage wild swings in availability over the last five years.

Buoyed by the strength of the automotive industry, the growth of Southwest Michigan’s auto suppliers helped lead the region’s manufacturing sector to another year of job gains.
In fact, the region’s manufacturers largely grew at a rate that outpaced the statewide performance in the same period, according to the June 2014 Business Outlook report from the .W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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.

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

A new Kalamazoo event aims to encourage people in Southwest Michigan to set aside political differences and start a conversation about building quality of life and a sustainable future.

Published in Nonprofits
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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