• Home to Fortune 500 companies, two-person startups, and everything in between...

    Home to Fortune 500 companies,
    two-person startups,
    and everything in between...

  • Custom workplaces open to limitless possibilities...

    Custom workplaces
    open to limitless possibilities...

  • Access  to a diverse and talented workforce eager to propel yourcompany forward...

    Access to a diverse and talented
    workforce eager to propel your
    company forward...

  • Almost 400,000 undergraduates ready to join your team...

    Almost 400,000 undergraduates
    ready to join your team...

  • Over 5,500 square miles of opportunity...

    Over 5,500 square miles
    of opportunity...

  • Where creative companies design their collaborative teams...

    Where creative companies design
    their collaborative teams...

Southwest Michigan First is ALL about jobs!

Our team is passionate about creating jobs and cultivating a strong economy in Southwest Michigan. We’re economic developers – also known as problem solvers, change agents, people connectors, business advocates and leadership developers. Let’s build our region’s future together!

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Southwest Michigan First is ALL about jobs!

Our team is passionate about creating jobs and cultivating a strong economy in Southwest Michigan. We’re economic developers – also known as problem solvers, change agents, people connectors, business advocates and leadership developers. Let’s build our region’s future together.

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Catalyst University

Join us at Southwest Michigan’s premier leadership “un-conference” as local and global speakers take the stage to inspire leaders of today and tomorrow.

FIRST & 42

Sharing positive success stories surrounding business expansions, entrepreneurship, leadership, philanthropy and quality of life in Southwest Michigan.

Consultant Connect

Consultant Connect gives our economic development community an inside look into the world of site selection and the opportunity to build lasting relationships.

Southwest Michigan First

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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269.553.9588

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