Build mutually beneficial partnerships between WMU and community.
Economic Development locations
Southwest Michigan First
Committed to company growth, government and education alignment, talent development, and communication of its regional advantages.
The Right Place, Inc.
Grand Rapids-based economic development organization, offering confidential, comprehensive business services in the region.
Battle Creek Unlimited
Economic development arm providing workforce research assistance, business attraction and redevelopment assistance.
Point of Contact
Corporate Engagement Representative for Community Outreach
Western Michigan University is committed to partnering with our community and to blur the lines between the classroom and the workplace so that students have resume-building experiences and we create more value in our communities as part of their academic journey. Businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, neighborhoods—WMU appreciates the opportunity to have a meaningful connection with all. We value strategic community, business and industry partnerships, helping external partners solve problems through applied research and student engagements so that we can strengthen our communities and create opportunities for students. We welcome you to partner with us.