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WMU prepares to sell sites at BTR 2

Western Michigan University now has the green light to begin selling business parcels in the second phase of the Business, Technology and Research Park. While the preparation of the site itself is ongoing, the University’s Board of Trustees formally established the park’s second phase at its meeting Wednesday, June 26, and granted University officials permission to move forward on selling individual parcels. Read more at MLive

Wmu breaks ground on btr 2

BTR Park aerial with Asylum Lake PreserveWestern Michigan University broke ground on its Business Technology and Research Park 2—BTR 2 in spring 2019. Site development funded by a $2.1 million grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is underway. Read the full article

BTR Park Newsletter

Read the latest news from the more than 40 private-sector park businesses in the BTR Park newsletter.

Welcome to the BTR Park

The Business Technology and Research Park is a high-tech business development that shares WMU’s Parkview Campus with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The park’s location means partner firms in the life sciences, advanced engineering and information technology will have regular opportunities to interact with the faculty, research staff and students of one of the nation’s top public universities.

 Location

  • Adjacent to Western Michigan University’s $70 million College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Two-hour drive from Chicago and Detroit near the junction of I-94 and U.S. 131.
  • Ten minutes from major airline service at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport.
  • Chicago and Detroit are 140 miles from Kalamazoo, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Milwaukee are all within a 250-mile radius.