Strategic Partners

Southwest Michigan Innovation Center

The Southwest Michigan Innovation Center is a 69,000 square-foot business incubator/accelerator which provides a comprehensive range of support and assistance to nurture the formation, survival, and growth of innovative, entrepreneurial, life science businesses.

Southwest Michigan First

Southwest Michigan First is a privately funded, 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation formed by business and higher education leaders to promote economic development in Kalamazoo and the southwest Michigan region. Its mission is to retain, expand and attract businesses in the region.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

With more years of economic development experience than any other state, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is considered one of the most effective business development corporation in the nation today. Its mission is keeping good jobs in Michigan and attracting more of them to the state.