KALAMAZOO, Michigan — The first time Handmade Kalamazoo – a space for Kalamazoo’s local artists to sell their work – received funds, they were thrilled to put $250 to work from the Change Makers’ Grant through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Today, thanks to the addition of Makers’ Mart at the Catalyst University 2015,
Palm Beach, Florida – Katie Perry, vice president, and Tim Terrentine, executive vice president, of Southwest Michigan First, have both been selected as winners in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.
Southwest Michigan First was one of only two economic development organizations that had two winners selected.
LANSING—Sen. John Proos on Tuesday applauded Forest River Manufacturing for their expansion and their plan to invest more than $7 million in a project to create nearly 400 jobs in White Pigeon.
Here at Southwest Michigan First, we’re always on the lookout to keep your business moving forward.
For our local manufacturers, the time has come for us to remind you of upcoming deadlines to file for Personal Property Tax exemptions approved by state voters last August.
Now that Beer Week is over, Kalamazoo recalibrates and sets its sights on what’s new in the world of startups. Starting today, Jan. 22, and wrapping up Feb. 1 entrepreneurs will be the focus.
PRESS RELEASE: Summer internships for Southwest Michigan’s college and university students are heating up
KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Southwest Michigan’s college and university students should start thinking now about summer for all the right reasons! The Monroe-Brown Internship Program, a collaboration between Southwest Michigan First and the Monroe-Brown Foundation, has announced its 2015 internships offered by local companies to currently enrolled college students. This year’s 33 internship offerings at 26 companies include opportunities in engineering, health sciences, information technology, production planning, merchandising, architecture, interior design, human resources, marketing, sales and financial management.
Catch Ron Kitchens on The Lori Moore Show on January 1, 2015.