WMU News

Business breakfast series opens with economic development

Sept. 22, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Southwest Michigan's economic development guru Barry Broome will kick off the fifth year of the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series with a presentation at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Room 2150 of Schneider Hall at Western Michigan University.

Broome, CEO and executive director of Southwest Michigan First, will describe his organization's efforts on behalf of the region to grow the area economy through partnerships with WMU, aggressive national marketing and business recruitment and coordinated efforts with governmental units up to the state level. He's expected to describe the efforts to keep Pfizer in Kalamazoo, as well as his work with WMU's Business Technology and Research Park and the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, a life sciences business incubator.

To reserve a spot at the free event, call the Haworth College of Business' dean's office at (269) 387-5050.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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