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To best serve our clients and customers, we have compiled and sourced useful documents that you can view and download from the document manager below. If you have any questions about any of the information, do not hesitate to contact the Southwest Michigan First team via our contact form or by calling us at 269.553.9588.

Organization Info

Type
Title
File Size
Best Practices to Tackle the Talent Challenge | Published May 2021
897.3 KB
Southwest Michigan First Services | Published March 2021
668.4 KB
Our Why | Published February 2021
482.4 KB
Annual Report 2020 | Published February 2021
3.2 MB
Annual Report 2019 | Published February 2020
2.6 MB
Annual Report 2018 | Published February 2019
1.4 MB

Economic Data

Type
Title
File Size
Regional Unemployment | May 2021
8.4 MB
Regional Unemployment | April 2021
8.5 MB
Regional Unemployment | March 2021
19.3 MB
Regional Unemployment | February 2021
13.2 MB
Regional Unemployment | January 2021
8.4 MB
Annual Cost of Living | Published February 2021
572.5 KB
Compensation Study | Published August 2016
1.6 MB

Demographic Reports

Type
Title
File Size
Southwest Michigan Region Demographics
1.5 MB
Berrien County Demographics
1.5 MB
Branch County Demographics
1.5 MB
Calhoun County Demographics
1.5 MB
Cass County Demographics
1.5 MB
Kalamazoo County Demographics
1.5 MB
St. Joseph County Demographics
1.5 MB
Van Buren County Demographics
1.5 MB

Industry Profiles

Type
Title
File Size
Business Services in Southwest Michigan
199.8 KB
Logistics in Southwest Michigan
211.5 KB
Food Processing and Agriculture in Southwest Michigan
245.0 KB
Design in Southwest Michigan
167.2 KB
Medical Devices in Southwest Michigan
186.4 KB
Health Sciences in Southwest Michigan
192.8 KB
Manufacturing in Southwest Michigan
184.1 KB

Business First Series

Type
Title
File Size
Workplace Culture Recalibration | July 22, 2021
Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce: The Brand Building Trifecta | June 24, 2021
Exporting, Importing and Global Sourcing | May 20, 2021
Sustainability and the 3 Ps: People, Planet and Profit | April 22, 2021
Tackling the Talent Challenge | February 15, 2021
Boost Your Business: Certifications for Success | January 15, 2021
Staying Current with the Kalamazoo County Health Department | December 11, 2020
Fostering Your Team and Culture Remotely | November 13, 2020
Maintaining Competitive Advantage and Brand Presence | September 18, 2021

COVID-19 Resources

Type
Title
File Size
COVID-19 Financial Relief Quick Reference Guide
260.6 KB
Personal Protective Equipment Available in Southwest Michigan
158.5 KB
MI Vacc to Normal Challenge
419.5 KB
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
188.8 KB
Michigan Small Business Survival Grant | Closed February 2021
223.9 KB
Michigan Small Business Restart Grant | Closed September 2020
1.5 MB
Michigan Small Business Relief Grant | Closed April 2020
185.4 KB
Paycheck Protection Program
398.4 KB

Leadership Resources

Type
Title
File Size
Renaissance Guidebook
2.2 MB

Project Announcements

Type
Title
File Size
2020 Project Announcements in Southwest Michigan
375.3 KB
2019 Project Announcements in Southwest Michigan
646.6 KB
2018 Project Announcements in Southwest Michigan
557.3 KB
2017 Project Announcements in Southwest Michigan
533.2 KB
2016 Project Announcements in Southwest Michigan
1.1 MB
2015 Project Announcements in Southwest Michigan
971.4 KB
2014 Project Announcements in Southwest Michigan
604.4 KB

Press Releases

Type
Title
File Size
Statement to the Community | February 22, 2021
97.6 KB
Going PRO Grant Awardees Announced | January 22, 2021
106.4 KB
Small Business Restart Grant Recipients Announced | September 8, 2020
3.6 MB
Small Business Relief Grant Recipients Announced | April 3, 2020
282.9 KB