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THREE RIVERS COMMERCIAL NEWS: AAM honored at statewide 'Prosperity Awards'
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

LANSING, Michigan -- Kalamazoo area hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at the recent First Annual Prosperity Awards.

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GREAT VALUE COLLEGES: 50 Great Affordable College Towns in the U.S.
Monday, June 30, 2014

Kalamazoo, Michigan made the list at #20 of 50 Great Affordable College Towns in the U.S. Great Value Colleges selected the 50 college towns with the best cost-of-living index scores as published by the Council for Community and Economic Research.

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THE SIMPLE DOLLAR: The Most Affordable College Towns
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Students can make the value of the dollar work for them in Kalamazoo! The Simple Dollar ranked Kalamazoo ninth on its new list of the top 10 “Most Affordable College Towns.”

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AREA DEVELOPMENT: Leading Locations for 2014: U.S. Metros Ranked for Economic and Job Growth
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Area Development, a leading media resource for site and facility planning, listed the Kalamazoo-Portage MSA as one of its Top 20 Mid-Size Cities for Prime Workforce in its 100 Leading Locations for 2014 Report.

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FORBES: The Best And Worst Cities For Work-Life Balance
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Forbes took a look at the jobs and companies that are providing employees great work-life balance. Where should workers considering a relocation seek career opportunities and the chance at a thriving personal life? Take a look at the list that puts the Kalamazoo, Michigan in the Top 10!

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FORBES: The Best And Worst Cities For Work-Life Balance
8/5/14

Forbes took a look at the jobs and companies that are providing employees great work-life balance. Where should workers considering a relocation seek career opportunities and the chance at a thriving personal life? Take a look at the list that puts the Kalamazoo, Michigan in the Top 10!

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AREA DEVELOPMENT: Leading Locations for 2014: U.S. Metros Ranked for Economic and Job Growth
7/31/14

Area Development, a leading media resource for site and facility planning, listed the Kalamazoo-Portage MSA as one of its Top 20 Mid-Size Cities for Prime Workforce in its 100 Leading Locations for 2014 Report.

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THE SIMPLE DOLLAR: The Most Affordable College Towns
7/15/14

Students can make the value of the dollar work for them in Kalamazoo! The Simple Dollar ranked Kalamazoo ninth on its new list of the top 10 “Most Affordable College Towns.”

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Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Infinisource Announces Growth Plans in Coldwater, MI
4/14/14

Coldwater, MI — Infinisource, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS based Human Capital Management solutions for employers, has announced plans to expand its commitment to the Coldwater area. As part of that process, the company has extended its lease for an additional five years at the Roosevelt Building located at 15 East Washington Street in downtown Coldwater.

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PRESS RELEASE: Southwest Michigan First named 2014 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in West Michigan
4/2/14

KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Southwest Michigan First has been named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014 by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) for the third consecutive year. This annual award recognizes companies of all sizes and diverse sectors that deliver exceptional human resources practices.

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PRESS RELEASE: Southwest Michigan First announces Populus, a one-day event focusing on “people changing community”
2/25/14

KALAMAZOO, MI – Southwest Michigan First will host its first annual Populus conference on March 28, 2014 at the Kalamazoo State Theatre. Populus 2014 is a one-day event about people changing community by bringing together thought leaders, policy makers and engaged citizens who share the vision of making Southwest Michigan a region of economic growth and relevance. By attending Populus, leaders will take part in interactive discussions that will shape the region’s public policy agenda and set the direction for its collective voice in the state.

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Armstrong International
7/22/13

For more than a century, Armstrong International has understood how to help its customers achieve optimal performance from their utility systems. Headquartered in Three Rivers and with more than 1,000 employees worldwide, Armstrong's utility optimization expertise is sought out by thousands of companies in the industry categories of food and beverage processing, chemicals, refining, health care, education, industrial manufacturing and more.

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Parker Hannifin Corporation | Hydraulic Systems Division
7/15/13

Watch Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Hydraulic Systems Division in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The workforce at this site builds and repairs systems that go in aircraft hydraulic systems to make planes fly such as actuators for landing gear doors, fuel reservoirs, filter modules, control valves and power generation pumps.

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Weber Specialties
7/8/13

For over 70 years, Weber Specialties Company has been supplying custom, high quality stampings, tooling, assemblies and fabricated components to industry leaders from its location in Schoolcraft, Michigan. New customers and new products have driven the company to expand its workforce and footprint in Michigan. Watch what's propelling Weber Specialties forward!

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Videos

CATALYST AWARDS 2013: Let's See How Far We've Come
5/23/13

Jobs Celebration! Southwest Michigan First honored more than 50 regional companies, organizations and individuals during its 2013 Catalyst Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 for contributing to the economic growth of Southwest Michigan. Watch to see what we've done Southwest Michigan!

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Special Report: Highway Headache: Part 1
5/9/13

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The stretch of I-94 from Kalamazoo to Battle Creek is one of the busiest stretches of road in the entire state ... For four months we investigated whether our leaders have a plan of action for I-94 expansion.

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VIDEO: WMU's New Sangren Hall and Community
2/21/13

Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall embodies the University's commitment to excellence and sustainability and supports its mission for academic success and future achievement in the region.

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